Legendary is an understatement. Buddy Guy is the last Blues guy. Last meaning one of very few who learned from the masters firsthand. Crafting his skills from the likes of B.B. King, T Bone Walker, Junior Wells, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. Live and in person. Live in studio. Buddy will be … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jazz Festival Preview;Buddy Guy
What is there to be said about Melissa Etheridge that has not been said before? Melissa is a poster woman for so many causes and inspirational platforms; to list them here would be unfair to the ones we don't know about. A woman of song and a woman with song. A marriage profound in … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jazz Festival Preview; Melissa Etheridge
It ain't easy being green. It ain't easy being a Whitehorse in what can sometimes be - a muddy puddle. Melissa and Luke have conquered the beginnings of a music career. Their outfit - Whitehorse, have gained critical success in a few short years. Stagnation can be anyone's enemy, especially artists. The need to … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jazz Festival Preview; Whitehorse
One day you are just a 'guitar player' trying to get work and the next day - your entire life changes. Playing with Bryan Ferry will do that sorta thing ... 'Quist' is living the dream as he is learning something everyday that he is on tour with Ferry - the master of creating spaces. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – On Tour with Bryan Ferry ( Sorta, Kinda )
King Crimson are one of 'those' bands ... Several short stints in several increments have survived since 1969. Starting with 'The Court of The Crimson King' until their upcoming appearance on July 3rd in Montreal - this band is still cutting edge. Please listen below to my chat with Gavin Harrison, one of three drummers … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – King Crimson.
Michael Kaeshammer has been here -done that. The Montreal Jazz Festival? Second nature for him ... Before setting out on an European tour and then China - Michael's upcoming appearance at The Montreal International Jazz Festival on July 6th is just one of very few gigs this summer. Michael is taking the time to prepare for … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – Michael Kaeshammer
Steve Hill has opened for Buddy Guy a few times. Meeting him - an entirely different tale ... Steve will be opening up for Buddy once more on June 30th as part of Le Festival International de Jazz a Montreal. It is part of a triple bill including; Guy, Charlie Musslewhite and Matt Andersen. A … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – Buddy Guy, Charlie Musslewhite, Steve Hill and Matt Andersen