Rick Keene Music Scene – ELVIN BISHOP TO RECEIVE CHRIS STRACHWITZ LEGACY AWARD

Legendary guitarist, singer, songwriter and Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Famer Elvin Bishop will receive the Chris Strachwitz Legacy Award from The Arhoolie Foundation at the second annual Arhoolie Awards And Benefit Show in San Francisco on Friday, November 22. Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio (Elvin on guitar and vocals, Bob Welsh on piano and guitar and Willy … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – ELVIN BISHOP TO RECEIVE CHRIS STRACHWITZ LEGACY AWARD

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

It is good to be blue sometimes ... The essentials, the base - the cement floor to the skyscraper known as music. That is what The Blues are. The fundamental tools required to make it in music. If you don't know the Blues - there is no point trying anything else. Please listen below to … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – Barb Diab Talks New Album and Working with B.B. King’s Longtime Drummer

Local singer and Blues lover Barb Diab has come a long way. A teacher by trade, Barb's love and passion for The Blues has transported her to places beyond her imagination. It just goes to show ya - follow your dream and one day your dreams may follow you. Please listen below to my chat … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Barb Diab Talks New Album and Working with B.B. King’s Longtime Drummer

Rick Keene Music Scene – Rick’s Top Free Montreal Jazz Festival Picks

The Montreal International Jazz Festival is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary this summer. Aside from the usual top choices of tunes from all genres and all countries, this year the Jazz folks have added another borough to it's already large territory. Verdun will feature class acts and expand the Jazz Festival experience to a larger portion … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Rick’s Top Free Montreal Jazz Festival Picks

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jeff Gunn’s ‘Sonic Tales’ A Must Listen for Every Guitar Player

Adding layers to a canvas sounds easy ... Every artist can add and subtract tones from their work of art. Experimenting and learning tones from around the world and 'adjusting' the canvas is an entirely different thing. On Jeff Gunn's latest offering 'Sonic Tales', exploration is the key. An entry into the sounds of an … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jeff Gunn’s ‘Sonic Tales’ A Must Listen for Every Guitar Player

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