Rick Keene Music Scene – THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND PRESENT …

A FREE FATHER'S DAY CHARITY CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF THE UNISON BENEVOLENT FUND SPECIAL GUESTS - DAN AYKROYD, COLIN JAMES, JAMES COTTON, COLIN LINDEN, JONAS & WAYNE JACKSON OF THE MEMPHIS HORNS In celebration of Father's Day and what would have been the final date of The Legendary Downchild Blues Band's 50th Anniversary Tour, the band are … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND PRESENT …

Rick Keene Music Scene – Judy Collins & The Global Virtual Choir Re-Release Her Version of “Amazing Grace”

Over the past few weeks, 1000 singers from across the globe — professional and amateur alike — answered Judy Collins’ call to sing “Amazing Grace” with her as a sign of solidarity in this unprecedented time. https://youtu.be/en8ucP9pisg This new version of Judy’s historic recording is out now, and Alan Cumming, Judith Owen, Steve Earle, Madeleine … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Judy Collins & The Global Virtual Choir Re-Release Her Version of “Amazing Grace”

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Mick Jagger Solo Songs

Does one half of a Glimmer Twin glimmer? Mick Jagger is the greatest front-man in Rock n Roll history. Nobody can combine all the nuances and different vocal styles while dancing, playing harp and guitar. According to Keith Richards - 'Mick is a wonderful bunch of guys ..." When the front-man of The Rolling Stones … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Mick Jagger Solo Songs

Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week

Old school with modern energy. Michael Kaeshammer is one of the most energetic and talented musicians in Canada. His boyish charm combined with old soul techniques place him in a category by himself. Now - Michael's live (and contagious) show can be heard on disc and DVD. Please listen below to a few selected tracks … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week

Rick Keene Music Scene – April Wine Co-Founder Jim Henman Talks New CD; Before You Go

The founders of music know how to set things straight. April Wine co-founder Jim Henman is a busy man. House concerts, internet concerts and touring around with April Wine front-man Myles Goodwyn. Just a few of Jim's recent endeavors. Right now, Jim has released his latest CD titled; Before You Go. A collection of songs … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – April Wine Co-Founder Jim Henman Talks New CD; Before You Go

Rick Keene Music Scene – Remembering, Discovering and Being Thankful

A moment of silence please. On this day we honor those who have served our Country and all those whose lives have been affected, what better time to celebrate our freedom and those Canadians who create from it? Have a listen below to some new Canadian Tracks and some concert information. Thanks for listening ! … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Remembering, Discovering and Being Thankful

Rick Keene Music Scene – Michael Buble Returns Montreal To A Golden Era

If you have it - use it ... There is a statue just outside The Bell Center in Montreal of Maurice 'The Rocket' Richard. The Montreal Canadiens' legend skated up and down the ice at a time when the number one crooner in the world was Frank Sinatra. The Rocket is gone, Sinatra is gone. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Michael Buble Returns Montreal To A Golden Era

Rick Keene Music Scene – Lily Frost Channels Tarantino on Latest Disc

If it were up to Lily Frost - Dick Dale would be her guitar player and Gene Krupa would be on drums . Lily's latest disc, Retro Moderne, is exactly how it sounds. Current yet nostalgic. Fresh yet older than a discarded shoe in the corner of a barn. Please listen below to my chat … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Lily Frost Channels Tarantino on Latest Disc

Rick Keene Music Scene – Christina Martin Takes On The Subject of Addiction on Latest Album

Music heals. Yet not always ... Christina Martin, the multi-award winning Canadian singer / songwriter appears to be on a mission. A socially-conscience trip which has her doing her part to get messages to the masses. Her latest disc offers a tune relating to the rising Fentanyl addiction / problem plaguing our society. Lungs are … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Christina Martin Takes On The Subject of Addiction on Latest Album

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 – Molly Johnson Launches A Much Needed Black History Website

History comes in many forms. Molly Johnson herself - is Canadian music history. Molly is a pioneer. Musical theater, Theater, Disco, Funk, Rock / Pop and Jazz. Molly has not only done it all, she has excelled in all. A Member of the Order of Canda In 2019, Johnson has been nominated for a Juno … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Launches A Much Needed Black History Website

Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Talks Juno Nomination and A Much Needed Black History Website

History comes in many forms. Molly Johnson herself - is Canadian music history. Molly is a pioneer. Musical theater, Theater, Disco, Funk, Rock / Pop and Jazz. Molly has not only done it all, she has excelled in all. A Member of the Order of Canda In 2019, Johnson has been nominated for a Juno … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Talks Juno Nomination and A Much Needed Black History Website

Rick Keene Music Scene – Talking Inside ‘The Box’ with Jean Marc. Part Three.

The Box are one of few Canadian bands who strung together numerous hits in the 1980's. So many hits in three years - writer and front-man Jean Marc started to get a big ego. He could do no wrong in his mind ... Fast forward to 2018 and the elder Jean Marc speaks to his … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Talking Inside ‘The Box’ with Jean Marc. Part Three.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Talking Inside ‘The Box’ with Jean Marc. Part Two

The Box are one of few Canadian bands who strung together numerous hits in the 1980's. So many hits in three years - writer and front-man Jean Marc started to get a big ego. He could do no wrong in his mind ... Fast forward to 2018 and the elder Jean Marc speaks to his … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Talking Inside ‘The Box’ with Jean Marc. Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Talking Inside ‘The Box’ with Jean Marc. Part One

The Box are one of few Canadian bands who strung together numerous hits in the 1980's. So many hits in three years - writer and front-man Jean Marc started to get a big ego. He could do no wrong in his mind ... Fast forward to 2018 and the elder Jean Marc speaks to his … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Talking Inside ‘The Box’ with Jean Marc. Part One

Rick Keene Music Scene – What’s New in Music and Listen to a New Tune From The Box !

The music business is always changing.  New tunes, new shows and new platforms for musicians to display their wares. All of which have one thing in common; art. Please check out some of the new stuff happening right now. On Monday, April 16th, 2x GRAMMY® Award winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra will be celebrating fifteen years with the release … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – What’s New in Music and Listen to a New Tune From The Box !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jim Cuddy Band Review; Making People Smile

Sometimes, check that - most times, a music concert turns into noise at one point in the show. There is always those one or two tunes  the musicians love playing but the crowd doesn't know very well. Or - the crowd loves the tune and it just does not parlay nicely from the studio to … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jim Cuddy Band Review; Making People Smile

Rick Keene Music Scene – Kim Mitchell Review; ‘No No He’s Not Dead, He’s, He’s Restin’!

The former front man of Max Webster and the current front man of Kim Mitchell is not dead or stunned. At Petit Champlain in the heart of the old Quebec City on March 31st, Kim Mitchell was very much alive and a tad nervous. Alive? Yes because a couple of years ago the nation almost … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Kim Mitchell Review; ‘No No He’s Not Dead, He’s, He’s Restin’!

Rick Keene Music Scene – Foreigner’s Tom Gimbel Orchestrates His Love of Music

Tom Gimbel of Foreigner Loves Music. A student out of Berklee College of Music - Tom learned from the best.  Following a stint with Aerosmith as a member of the touring band, Gimbel hooked up with Foreigner and has not looked back.   Please listen below to my chat with Tom as we talk about … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Foreigner’s Tom Gimbel Orchestrates His Love of Music

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jordan Officer Continues His Education in Three Rivers

Jordan Officer is a student ...   Rarely do guitarists come along who let their talent take a side car on their ride through music. Officer, on his third album as a Blues solo artist, is a passenger once more on the long and historical trip called the Blues. Please listen below to my chat … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jordan Officer Continues His Education in Three Rivers

Rick Keene Music Scene – Rosie and The Riveters; Three Voices Singing for Women

Turmoil sometimes brings people closer together ... Rosie and The Riveters based their name on what became a symbol for women's empowerment. Unfortunately and fortunately, the recent #MeToo movement has given the trio of ladies an opportunity to speak through song. Please listen below to my chat with Alexis Normand about the new album, the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Rosie and The Riveters; Three Voices Singing for Women

Rick Keene Music Scene – Ask Dave the Bartender

Bartenders give the best advice. Sometimes ... Dave the Bartender sees everything but most importantly - hears everything.  Family troubles, relationship troubles and sports gossip, you name it Dave the Bartender has heard it all. This knowledge does not go in one shot glass and out the other. Dave the Bartender collects and retains the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Ask Dave the Bartender

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Talks Billy Joel, Elton John and Some Guy Named Penn Jillette?

Two guys walked into a bar and next thing you know - magic happened ! This is the tale of pianist Mike Jones. Magician Penn Jillette was one of the guys who walked into the bar and he loved Mike's playing so much; Mike Jones became the opening act and musical director for Penn and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Talks Billy Joel, Elton John and Some Guy Named Penn Jillette?

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones’ Top Ten Piano Players. Part Three

Two guys walked into a bar and next thing you know - magic happened ! This is the tale of pianist Mike Jones. Magician Penn Jillette was one of the guys who walked into the bar and he loved Mike's playing so much; Mike Jones became the opening act and musical director for Penn and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones’ Top Ten Piano Players. Part Three

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Creates ‘Magic’ with Penn Jillette. Part Two

Two guys walked into a bar and next thing you know - magic happened ! This is the tale of pianist Mike Jones. Magician Penn Jillette was one of the guys who walked into the bar and he loved Mike's playing so much; Mike Jones became the opening act and musical director for Penn and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Creates ‘Magic’ with Penn Jillette. Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Creates ‘Magic’ with Penn Jillette. Part One

Two guys walked into a bar and next thing you know - magic happened ! This is the tale of pianist Mike Jones. Magician Penn Jillette was one of the guys who walked into the bar and he loved Mike's playing so much; Mike Jones became the opening act and musical director for Penn and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Creates ‘Magic’ with Penn Jillette. Part One

Rick Keene Music Scene – Carla Bruni ‘Covers’ Montreal

Sometimes, one does not know what to expect from an artist. Model / actress / singer / songwriter Carla Bruni is one of those artists. On the heels of her latest album French Touch - the native of Italy and wife of former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy, elegantly wowed L'Olympia on Sunday night. Song … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Carla Bruni ‘Covers’ Montreal

Rick Keene Music Scene – Discovering Leonard Cohen

For many people - Leonard Cohen was an old guy who wrote the song Hallelujah. Visiting the exhibit honoring the late poet / songwriter / philosopher is an eye and ear opener. Only the folks who are deeply embedded in music and / or above the Mason- Dixon line in age are not surprised. La … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Discovering Leonard Cohen

Rick Keene Music Scene – Searching for Jesse Galganov; Somebody Knows Something Out There !

Jesse Galganov is Missing ! Can you imagine the feelings that are going through the mind and souls of his family? Jesse Galganov went backpacking in Peru. Last time anyone heard from or saw him was at the beginning of October. Something is amiss. Someone knows something about his whereabouts or perhaps - Jesse is … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Searching for Jesse Galganov; Somebody Knows Something Out There !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Owen Broder; Exploring American Roots Music Through Jazz

Owen Broder is schooled. Music was and remains the classroom and subject. What better way to educate than go back into the roots of American music? That is precisely what he has done with his latest project and album. Please listen below as Owen explains many things. Click on the link to discover Owen Broder. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Owen Broder; Exploring American Roots Music Through Jazz