Rick Keene Music Scene – Paul DesLauriers is Filled With ‘Bounce’ on the New Album. Part Two

One of the best guitar players in Montreal is in a zone. Paul DesLauriers has seen and grown a lot since he first picked up a guitar and started playing. Multiple Maple Blues awards, winner of the Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge which led to second place at the IBC Blues competition held in Memphis, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Paul DesLauriers is Filled With ‘Bounce’ on the New Album. Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Paul DesLauriers is Filled With ‘Bounce’ on the New Album. Part One

One of the best guitar players in Montreal is in a zone. Paul DesLauriers has seen and grown a lot since he first picked up a guitar and started playing. Multiple Maple Blues awards, winner of the Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge which led to second place at the IBC Blues competition held in Memphis, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Paul DesLauriers is Filled With ‘Bounce’ on the New Album. Part One

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues Playlist

Only one place to hear The Blues. The cornerstone of all music is alive and well in Montreal. You can hear it through various players, venues and Rick Keene Music Scene. Yet face it - there is only one place that gives you Live Blues seven nights a week ! Please listen below to some … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – Album Release of The Week

Not many albums are great. Most new albums contain four or five great tracks and the rest are fillers. Not by choice - it is just the nature of the beast. It is hard to write ten or more great songs. It is hard to come up with new stuff in 2019. It turns out … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Album Release of The Week

Rick Keene Music Scene – Cliff Stevens Takes It To the Next Level on Latest Disc

Road warriors gain knowledge. Montreal's Cliff Stevens has the air miles to prove his wisdom. Known firstly from his uncanny days duplicating Eric Clapton, Cliff has put those days behind him. Instead - Cliff's long overdue writing and composing are making a name for himself in Canada and abroad. Stevens' last album Grass Won't Grow … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Cliff Stevens Takes It To the Next Level on Latest Disc

Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Launches A Much Needed Black History Website

History comes in many forms. Molly Johnson herself - is Canadian music history. Molly is a pioneer. Musical theater, Theater, Disco, Funk, Rock / Pop and Jazz. Molly has not only done it all, she has excelled in all. A Member of the Order of Canda In 2019, Johnson has been nominated for a Juno … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Launches A Much Needed Black History Website

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Candid Chat with Dawn Tyler Watson; The Queen of The Montreal Blues

Dawn Tyler Watson could have left us for the big gig in the sky a couple of years ago. Thankfully - the Grim Reaper did not get the email ... Not only did Dawn recover from four blocked arteries, she went on to become the first Canadian and the second woman to win the IBC … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Candid Chat with Dawn Tyler Watson; The Queen of The Montreal Blues

Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Talks Juno Nomination and A Much Needed Black History Website

History comes in many forms. Molly Johnson herself - is Canadian music history. Molly is a pioneer. Musical theater, Theater, Disco, Funk, Rock / Pop and Jazz. Molly has not only done it all, she has excelled in all. A Member of the Order of Canda In 2019, Johnson has been nominated for a Juno … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Talks Juno Nomination and A Much Needed Black History Website

Rick Keene Music Scene – Arcaydium; A Breath of Fresh Musical Montreal Air

To make it in this business - bands must have that 'thing'.  Any experienced DJ will tell you, all it takes is a three minute listen to separate the 'men' from 'the boys'. The 'it' in question is many times not explainable. A unique sound, voice or chemistry. It is basically magic. A wondrous thing … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Arcaydium; A Breath of Fresh Musical Montreal Air

Rick Keene Music Scene – Elizabeth Shepherd Loves Montreal on Her New Record

Once a Montrealer - always a Montrealer ... Elizabeth Shepherd is a traveler. Physically and spiritually. Searching for new within herself and within the world of music. Her latest release brings her back to Montreal to discover things that were always under her nose. In the album Montreal - Shepherd brings the listener on a … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Elizabeth Shepherd Loves Montreal on Her New Record

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Sheepdogs Take Montreal On a Ride

It is not easy 'riding' global accolades ... For the Western Canadian band The Sheepdogs - that is precisely what they are doing. And - doing it well. When Rolling Stone magazine proclaims you as the band to watch out for, that is a lot of pressure. Judging from their performance at MTelus on a … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Sheepdogs Take Montreal On a Ride

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Damn Truth Deliver The Damn Truth !

It is a lot of fun watching a seed grow ... For the fans of Rock n Roll in Montreal - watching The Damn Truth emerge from seedlings in the garden of Montreal music has been - thus far, satisfactory. Yet in the immortal words of one of Rock music's founding fathers; "I can't get … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Damn Truth Deliver The Damn Truth !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Lawrence Gowan is Poised To Conquer Quebec. Again !

Quebec loves their Prog Rock guys and the Prog Rock guys love Quebec. It is hard to say exactly when Quebec's love affair with Gowan began. It is not hard to say however why it started in the first place. Quebec audiences historically love the oddballs. The creative spirits who demonstrate something that Quebecers (especially … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Lawrence Gowan is Poised To Conquer Quebec. Again !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Prieur & Landry; Breathing Fresh Air Into Quebec Music

A band became a duo ... Gabriel Prieur and Eliot Landry have been friends since Cegep. Growing up (in the words of Gabriel) in the 'woods', helped to create a musical partnership fresh with ideas and a love for Rock n Roll, Blues and Grunge. Please listen below to my chat with Gabriel Prieur. Official … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Prieur & Landry; Breathing Fresh Air Into Quebec Music

Rick Keene Music Scene – Multi-Instrumentalist Tom Gimbel Talks Foreigner’s New Sound

Foreigner, the band who everyone has heard of ...I Want To Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice, Juke Box Hero and so many hits embedded into the souls of music fans of all genres.The legendary rock band have a tour which is coming to Montreal on March 12th !Foreigner’s 18-city tour launches in Vancouver … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Multi-Instrumentalist Tom Gimbel Talks Foreigner’s New Sound

Rick Keene Music Scene – Artist Nominations For Gala Trille Or 2019 ( Franco-Canadian)

L’Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM) announced the nominations for the 10th edition of the Gala Trille Or. The gala is an opportunity for Franco-Canadian artists to shine. Seventy-six performers and industry professionals from across Canada are nominated in twenty-nine categories. 1. Artiste Solo Damien Robitaille Étienne Fletcher Jacobus Mélissa Ouimet YAO … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Artist Nominations For Gala Trille Or 2019 ( Franco-Canadian)

Rick Keene Music Scene -Sass Jordan Releases Her Own Brand of Kick Ass Wine

Is there anything Sass Jordan can't do?   Singer, songwriter, actress, judge, wife and Mother -Sass' tasks are unique and numerous. Yet why stop there? Jordan (currently working on an album of new material), has somehow found the time to release her own brand of wine. Kick Ass Sass White 2016 and Kick Ass Sass … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -Sass Jordan Releases Her Own Brand of Kick Ass Wine

Rick Keene Music Scene – Some of the Best Music Shows in January

Christmas is gone and New Year's celebrations are fading into either good or bad memories. The winter blues can be overtaken by getting out and socializing. Music is your dancing partner. Here are just a few shows you may consider and click on the links to check out full schedules.   January 12 Panic! At … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Some of the Best Music Shows in January

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Seven

As the year wound down - the music wound up. Dweezil Zappa, son of Frank - stopped by to chat about his upcoming Montreal show and the legacy of his Father. Given the notoriety of Frank Zappa's humor in music and lyrics, it was interesting to hear Dweezil's take on everything not funny. The genius … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Seven

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Six

And the beat went on. And on ... And on ...   The weather cooled but the music did not. Malcolm Bruce took time to speak of his band and what a band it is. Bruce is the son of legendary bass player Jack Bruce (Cream) and together with Eric Clapton's nephew (Will Johns) and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Six

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Five

And the beat went on ... 2018 continued in August where it left off in July. George Thorogood was back in Quebec for the second time in three months. Trois Rivieres en Blues was the setting this time around and the swagger returned. Thorogood was 'safe' at Place des Arts in Montreal and in Trois … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Five

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Four

The music kept coming. The Montreal International Jazz Festival got underway and this year was a great mix for fans of all genres. July Gary Petersen - the original drummer for The Guess Who (and a man who started drumming before Rock n Roll's heyday) took some time out to chat about his career and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Four

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Three

Half way through the year - the music kept coming. The folks at The Montreal International Jazz Festival announced their line up and the stage was set ( so to speak). June Jann Arden was in town and at this point in her musical career - she is the Elton John of Canadian women. The … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Three

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review – Part Two

What a year it was ... Twelve months have come and gone quicker than a man / woman looking for a one night stand. That's what happens when music is in the air and in your soul. Let's take a look back shall we? Let us revisit the musical past of 2018. April Steve Hill … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review – Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review – Part One.

What a year it was ... Twelve months have come and gone quicker than a man / woman looking for a one night stand. That's what happens when music is in the air and in your soul. Let's take a look back shall we? Let us revisit the musical past of 2018. January Big Wreck … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review – Part One.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Musical Christmas Gifts

Tis the season to be musical.   Here are a few options or gifts to place under the Christmas tree. If you like what I do - then donate here and give me a gift too! Two concerts in January are 'not be missed'. January 25th sees Montreal's own The Damn Truth along with The … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Musical Christmas Gifts

Rick Keene Music Scene -The Musical Box;Turning Genesis Into An Extravanza

In the big scheme of things, very few people saw Genesis live in their orginal formation. Before fans knew it - Peter Gabriel was gone and shortly after, Steve Hackett followed. Fans of the original material who missed out on the theatrics and brilliant musicianship of the original  line -up live were out of luck. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -The Musical Box;Turning Genesis Into An Extravanza

Rick Keene Music Scene – Andy Kim Plays Santa for Starlight Children’s Foundation

Pay it forward ...Canadian Walk of Fame and Canadian Music Hall of Fame member Andy Kim has many friends in the music business. Many of whom hold Andy in such high esteem - they will follow him anywhere.Saturday night at The Corona Theater, some of those friends arrived in Montreal to participate in the fifth … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Andy Kim Plays Santa for Starlight Children’s Foundation