Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview. Men without Hats

You can dance if you want to ... How many songs in Canadian music are recognizable by a few words? How many Canadian tunes are responsible for creating a non - dance dance craze? Say what?  Please listen below to  my chat with Ivan Doroschuk - the writer and composer of 'The Safety Dance'  and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview. Men without Hats

Cliff Stevens – The Prodigal Guitarist Returns to Montreal to Prove ‘Grass Won’t Grow’.

Cliff Stevens' hands aren't slow.   Despite many years portraying Eric Clapton as means to meet the ends, Stevens' is on his way to 'bucking' the label. 'Grass Wont Grow' - Stevens' new album, is an accumulation of years of practice and years of being on the road. Easy going riffs compliment easier going melodies … Continue reading Cliff Stevens – The Prodigal Guitarist Returns to Montreal to Prove ‘Grass Won’t Grow’.

Rick Keene Music Scene Jazz Festival Preview – An Extensive Chat with Dr. Trevor Payne

Dr. Trevor Payne is a Montreal institution. He may only be realizing it now.   Dr. Payne and his Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir have soared to heights not imagined by anyone. Considered to be one of  the top choirs in the world, Trevor Payne is ending his tenure as their leader. Something which is causing … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene Jazz Festival Preview – An Extensive Chat with Dr. Trevor Payne

Bonnie Raitt in Montreal – Like a Fine Wine …

Sometimes - people require a good slap in the face. A shock to make them understand what is purposeful and what is not. Bonnie Raitt, her music and her band are purposeful. And then some ... Raitt was in town last night in support of her new disc; 'Dig in Deep'. The tour ( named … Continue reading Bonnie Raitt in Montreal – Like a Fine Wine …