Rick Keene Music Scene – Thanksgiving Day Special

Everybody’s heard about the bird.

Most people, some people or none at all – eat Turkey at Thanksgiving. Now that the political correctness is out of the way, let’s dance and sing shall we?

Please listen below to some great tunes about birds and some … er .. funny things about birds?

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Rick Keene Music Scene -Keep Track of New Tracks and Things That Make You Go Hmm…

Believe it or not – Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are not the only people who release new tunes.

Millions of songs are released daily yet unfortunately, the masses will never know. It is the world we live in where substance is overshadowed by advertising dollars.

Please listen below to some new releases by real musicians. Support new music by purchasing the artists’ concert tickets and most importantly – buy their CDs.

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Rick Keene Music Scene Presents

Good evening …

These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equaled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.

Alfred Hitchcock

Please Listen below to some scary good tunes.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Jake Clemons Proves He is His Own ‘Big Man’

Sometimes the shadows are long.

In the case of Jake Clemons (who happens to be the nephew of the late Clarence Clemons of The E Street Band), comparisons will always be there. The fact the saxophone is one instrument that Jake plays, only adds to the mix.

Let’s get one thing straight – Jake Clemons is a star all on his own.

Jake and his band-mates took the stage at L’Astral Wednesday evening on the heels of Jake’s second record (Fear and Love being the first). ‘Eyes on the Horizon’ is the name of the new disc and if art imitates life; everyone better keep their eyes on the horizon to witness Jake eventually disappear into the stratosphere. He is that talented.

Jake Clemons does it all. He writes, he plays Sax, he plays guitar (electric, acoustic), he plays keyboards, he sings, he raps (sorta) and he sends poignant messages. Add effort and passion beyond what most front-men do; Clemons is a beacon of positive energy and his messages are not empty-jump-on-the-bandwagon type stuff. Combined with a band who are equal in their passion – a hair raising concert took place.

Consumption Song, Ayuda, Nothing Left, Regression, We the People and Eyes on the Horizon – all tunes from the new album were delivered with substance. They combined R&B, Funk, Soul, Jazz and even a hint of Country. Clemons displaying his vocal range like a red carpet. Unrolling the power and then delicately walking around the perimeter to balance the soul.

The only time a hint of Uncle Clarence arrives is the introduction of the Sax solo in a song. If the punter did not know of the Clemons connection – a definitive connection to a Springsteen song (with Clarence) would be inevitable. Once that fleeting moment passes, Jake becomes all Jake and his Sax takes the audience on a magical journey. The beauty of a Sax is it’s versatility and the ability for improvisation. Like a paintbrush in the hands of a madman; the Sax runs all over a song with softness and hardness. Jake is the madman with enough sanity to keep things clean.

Rarely does a guy like Jake come along. While outpouring his legacy through certain sounds and the name, it is not something he relies on. On stage or off – Clemons is an artist in progress and his work ethic to grow and learn shines through in a live show. His work ethic leaves a very long shadow …

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Rick Keene Music Scene – New Tracks, Concert Listings and Things That Make You Go Hmm…

Just like life, music never stops until the plug is pulled.

Tunes arrive daily. Some fantastic, some great, some average and some bad. In the scheme of things, as long as an effort is made; everything is beautiful.

Please listen below to some of the best new tracks floating around and find out where you can see some shows live in Montreal.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Jason Yeager Combines Jazz with Latin Rhythms On the Album; New Songs of Resistance

Music is universal.

Current New York City resident and composer / musician and educator Jason Yeager, has combined his own musical education (via a recent trip to Argentina) with his own homegrown musical education.

The result is a delicious combination of vocal and instrumental delicacies. The type of music that is not only thought provoking; soul searching as well. A fitting disc for these trying political times.

Please listen below to some selected tracks from the album New Songs of Resistance.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – New Releases

Something new is always around the corner.

If the world housed only the business type people, the vibes of the universe would pass by us like a ship searching for a beacon under stormy skies.

Please listen below to some new releases or soon-to-be released tunes. Thanks !

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