Michel Pagliaro; Quebec’s Greatest Songwriter?

 Michel Pagliaro is a legend in Quebec ... Anglophone artists, Francophone artists - any genre, unconsciously or consciously affected  by 'Pag'. Rarely do artists create such a vast 'society affecting' songbook in a quick period of time. The Guess Who, Dylan,The Beatles, The Stones,Elvis and Pag. For this reason, it is fitting after all these … Continue reading Michel Pagliaro; Quebec’s Greatest Songwriter?

Rick Keene Music Scene – Bernard Fowler Turns The Rolling Stones ‘Inside Out’ on Latest Disc

How does it feel to be on your own just like a Rolling Stone? Singing back - up for The Stones since 1989, Bernard Fowler is 'grateful' to be on stage with 'the big boys'. Even though he and the other supporting players can be headliners in their own right, Fowler remains humble next to … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Bernard Fowler Turns The Rolling Stones ‘Inside Out’ on Latest Disc

Andria Simone and Those Guys – Raising It Up a Notch. Jazz Festival Review

To get an idea of what type of personality Andria Simone is - one does not have to look past the name of her band. 'Those Guys'. The guys are - Mark Wilson on Bass, Brian Dihari on Sax, George Nikolov on drums and Dave Kirby on guitar. 'Those Guys' and Simone delivered a monstrous … Continue reading Andria Simone and Those Guys – Raising It Up a Notch. Jazz Festival Review

Michel Pagliaro is Back! Sorta …

   Michel Pagliaro is a legend in Quebec ...   Anglophone artists, Francophone artists - any type of gender from a particular era in Montreal, unconsciously or consciously affected  by 'Pag'. Rarely do artists create such a vast songbook in a short period of time. Dylan, The Beatles, Elvis and Pag.   For this reason, it is only fitting, after all these … Continue reading Michel Pagliaro is Back! Sorta …

Welcome to Montreal Emilie – Claire Barlow! It’s a ‘Clear Day’ …

Emilie - Claire Barlow loves Montreal. So much so, she made a life altering decision and moved to the city to pursue her Juno Award winning musical career. A life changing trip on board a Coast Guard ship in the Arctic also played into Emilie's decision to change her life completely. To enter her new … Continue reading Welcome to Montreal Emilie – Claire Barlow! It’s a ‘Clear Day’ …

What’s Happening in Montreal and on Rick Keene Music Scene

New York, New Jersey, New Guinea ... new tunes! Plus - lots of upcoming shows in and around Montreal!     Stop by every Sunday for a schedule of weekly and monthly shows and by clicking on the Evenko and Jazz Festival logos - a one stop shopping adventure to buy tickets too! Only on … Continue reading What’s Happening in Montreal and on Rick Keene Music Scene

Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part Two

  If there are not any subliminal messages within the title of Susie Arioli's new album, there should be ... Susie has recorded an album without Jordan Officer on guitar. A new beginning for Susie and the album title mirrors that rebirth. In perfect Arioli fashion - the title track 'stings' with irony. Both sides … Continue reading Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part Two

Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part One

  If there are not any subliminal messages within the title of Susie Arioli's new album, there should be ... Susie has recorded an album without Jordan Officer on guitar. A new beginning for Susie and the album title mirrors that rebirth. In perfect Arioli fashion - the title track 'stings' with irony. Both sides … Continue reading Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part One

Are You Ready to Go to a Gogo ? David Gogo is Ready for You …!

Guitar player extraordinaire, songwriter extraordinaire, performer extraordinaire David Gogo is heading Montreal's way ... Vicksburgh Call, David's fourteenth studio album, is his calling card as this Vancouver Island native returns to the city where his hockey heart lies. David is a huge Montreal Canadiens' fan and even has a sticker of the legendary squad's logo … Continue reading Are You Ready to Go to a Gogo ? David Gogo is Ready for You …!