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 – Album of the Week; Sass Jordan – Rebel Moon Blues

Sass Jordan is one of a kind. It is a wonder why, after all these years, Sass has not released an all Blues album. Until now. The Blues is part of Sass' soul. It is part of her sound. The Blues are essential to Sass Jordan's life. Please have a listen below to some tracks … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week; Sass Jordan – Rebel Moon Blues

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Greatest Collection of Rockin’ Easter Songs Gathered Together in a Cave and Groovin’ With a Pict.

Easter Isolation. Two words never meant to be together unless you get biblical. Strange days require strange tales and tunes. Happy Easter, be safe and enjoy shouting at Grandma! Please listen below to some Easter Tales and Tunes! A Message from Smoke Meat Pete We would like to take a moment to thank all of … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Greatest Collection of Rockin’ Easter Songs Gathered Together in a Cave and Groovin’ With a Pict.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete; I’ve Got The Covid -19 Blues

The Blues A Message from Melanie and Pete We would Like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support over the years and a special thank you to our hard working staff !!! Smoke Meat Pete is open for delivery and take out Please listen below to Smoke Meat Pete's Blues' … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete; I’ve Got The Covid -19 Blues

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete 'I've Got The Covid -19' Blues Playlist

The Blues A Message from Melanie and Pete We would Like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support over the years and a special thank you to our hard working staff !!! Smoke Meat Pete is open for delivery and take out Please listen below to Smoke Meat Pete's Blues' … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete 'I've Got The Covid -19' Blues Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; March 15th

The Blues A Message from Melanie and Pete We would Like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support over the years and a special thank you to our hard working staff !!! Nous aimerions prendre un moment pour vous remercier de votre soutien au fil des années et faire une … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; March 15th

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; March 15th

The Blues A Message from Melanie and Pete We would Like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support over the years and a special thank you to our hard working staff !!! Nous aimerions prendre un moment pour vous remercier de votre soutien au fil des années et faire une … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; March 15th

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; March 1st

The Blues Smoke Meat Pete shuts down for a month every year to recharge. From January 26th until March 6th the restaurant is closed. A Message from Melanie and Pete We would Like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support over the years and a special thank you to our … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; March 1st

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; February 16th

The Blues Smoke Meat Pete shuts down for a month every year to recharge. From January 26th until March 6th the restaurant is closed. A Message from Melanie and Pete We would Like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support over the years and a special thank you to our … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; February 16th

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; February 9th

The Blues Smoke Meat Pete shuts down for a month every year to recharge. From January 26th until March 6th the restaurant is closed. A Message from Melanie and Pete We would Like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support over the years and a special thank you to our … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; February 9th

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; February 2nd

The Blues Smoke Meat Pete shuts down for a month every year to recharge. From January 26th until March 6th the restaurant is closed. A Message from Melanie and Pete We would Like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support over the years and a special thank you to our … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; February 2nd

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist and A Message from Pete and Mel

The Blues Smoke Meat Pete shuts down for a month every year to recharge. From January 26th until March 6th the restaurant is closed. A Message from Melanie and Pete We would Like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support over the years and a special thank you to our … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist and A Message from Pete and Mel

Rick Keene Music Scene – Damn Right ! Buddy Guy Was at The Jazz Festival !

Some people walk the talk. Some people talk the walk. Very few people walk and walk and walk and keep on walking. Buddy Guy graced the Montreal Jazz Festival with his presence Saturday night. In a festival that has witnessed the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder - Buddy's appearance and subsequent … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Damn Right ! Buddy Guy Was at The Jazz Festival !

Rick Keene Music Scene – SHEMEKIA COPELAND AND CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM TO CELEBRATE BUDDY GUY’S AUSTIN CITY LIMITS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Alligator Records artists Shemekia Copeland and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram will perform with blues icon Buddy Guy as he is inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame. In an all-star concert event to be held on October 24 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin, Texas, Guy, along with Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett, will be … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – SHEMEKIA COPELAND AND CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM TO CELEBRATE BUDDY GUY’S AUSTIN CITY LIMITS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

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 – Lindsay Beaver; The Real Deal !

Lindsay Beaver is the real thing ... Thus far , it has been a lifetime of discoveries for the native of Nova Scotia. Singing, drumming and a love of all genres of music starting with Jazz. Yet it was Billie Holiday that sealed the deal and inspired Lindsay to pack up and head to Texas … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Lindsay Beaver; The Real Deal !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jack DeKeyzer; Remaining True to Himself on The Album Checkmate

It's been a while since Jack DeKeyzer first heard the Blues ... The Stones and Led Zeppelin - just two of the bands who parlayed American Blues into the heart and then hands of Jack. Spanning a career that has seen Jack open up for the likes of B.B. King, Jack pays homage to the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jack DeKeyzer; Remaining True to Himself on The Album Checkmate

Rick Keene Music Scene – Senri Oe Makes the Successful Transition from Pop to Jazz

Jazz is everywhere - even in J-Pop music ...   Senri Oe was one of the biggest Pop stars in Japan. When one of his band mates died unexpected, Senri decided life was short. He turned his attention to Jazz and moved to New York to become a student. A move that was not as … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Senri Oe Makes the Successful Transition from Pop to Jazz

Rick Keene Music Scene – Colin James Has ‘Miles to Go’ In His Music Career

It ain't easy being grey ... Colin James has a new album due out on September 21st. No more hair dye as the fifty-three year old Canadian music legend embraces the present, the future and the past. On the new record - Colin pays homage to the men ( and women) who inspired him and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Colin James Has ‘Miles to Go’ In His Music Career

Rick Keene Music Scene – Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion; Making Music the Muscle Shoals Way

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing ... Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion are poised to take North America by storm. Much like the English re-introducing The Blues back to the States, BMWR are re-introducing the Muscle Shoals sound back to musicians. With only one single officially released, the band has already … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion; Making Music the Muscle Shoals Way