In the words of Loverboy; Everyone's watching, to see what you will doEveryone's looking at you, ohEveryone's wondering, will you come out tonightEveryone's trying to get it right, get it right Kick off your shoes (don't hit the kids), open a tasty beverage and take time to listen to some new tunes, old tunes and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Thank God It Is Friday and Why Did I Not Feed the Fish?
Music is in the genes. T Nile 2014 @ Rebecca Blissett Photography All Rights Reserved As a child, T.Nile traveled around with her father who was a street entertainer. It did not take Tamara long to figure out she was also a performer. A combination of classic music training and genes has gifted Tamara with … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – T.Nile; Swallowing Music Profoundly In New Album Beachfires
Just call it the 'In Through the Out Door / Steel Wheels phase. Very successful bands reach a point where they've written everything in their style and have experimented with new sounds to reach new heights and / or fans. Suddenly , they find themselves in the studio, looking in the mirror and realizing they … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; U2 Borrows from The Sixties to Avoid Jumping the Shark.
There is a famous song about girls. Ok - so there are over 14 Billion songs written about girls. Who's counting? In recent times, women (the 'weaker' sex?) have risen high above men in many musical genres. Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Soul and even - Rap and Hip Hop. Unlike the days of old. Many … Continue reading Girls ! Girls ! Girls !
The Ottawa-based band Monkey Junk have won a lot of awards. Their mantles, filled with Maple Blues Awards in every category. The band stays true to their roots and does not allow success to interfere with the music. This fact is present in their new release 'Moon Turn Red'. Please listen below to my … Continue reading Moon Turns a ‘Monkey Junk’ Kinda Red ...
Christmas is coming faster than Chevy Chase on a sled ... In the meantime, there is a lot of stuff going on as you head down the hills of the Holiday season. Please listen below to some of these events as well as some great tunes. Thanks for listening -talk soon. Buy Tickets Here for … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – What’s Happening in Montreal
New York ... New Jersey ... New Guinea ... not the only things that are new ... In Canada and around the world - musicians are releasing new music every second. That is an alarming amount of tun-age being made available . Here below are just a few samples of new songs by Montreal artists, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene Presents; What’s New?
'We're gonna party like it's 1999 ...' Prince may have been referring to a monumental decision on the part of two musical parties. Gowan and Styx. It was in that very same year - the two powerhouses combined to form a lethal unit. One of Canada's most successful solo artists filling a void within a … Continue reading Top Ten Reasons Why I – Lawrence Gowan, Joined Styx!
Take Springsteen, add a sprinkle of Cat Stevens and what do you get? Exactly ... Good music. Music from the heart. Music from the soul. That is what the band The Rising Few bring to the mix. Add a producer who has worked with Keith Richards, David Grohl and David Bowie ( to name a few), … Continue reading The Rising Few; Montreal’s Rising New Band!
In the conclusion of my four part interview - Wayne and I discuss the importance of music in schools, the effect of the new generation when it comes to digital technology and his other project. Salsa De La Bahia is a compilation of some of the great latin Jazz plyers to come out of the … Continue reading Wayne Wallace Part Four
Country music is alive and well in Montreal ... According to the genre's rising star in this province - 'Lil Andy would not like to play anywhere else - for long ... Listen as Andy explains many things including his latest CD, his influences and how he surprised his Mom! Andy ...?