A Spooky Chat with The Record Breakers!

Hallowe'en isn't always scary. Well - ok, it is always scary but some things on that evening are also fun. On October 30th - join two bands for an evening of music and dance from two very different musical acts. A pair of entertainment entities very different in the phases of their careers. Please listen … Continue reading A Spooky Chat with The Record Breakers!

Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge – Part Two

The Province of Quebec is filled with the blues. Luckily, it is also filled with The Blues. Music - that is ... Come down to Bistro a Jo Jo on October 6th, 12th and 20th to cheer your favorite Blues' singers as they compete to represent Quebec in Memphis, Tennessee. Three nights of some of … Continue reading Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge – Part Two

What’s Happening in Montreal and On Rick Keene Music Scene – Spooky!

So much is going on - even the Pope is gay! As usual - Montreal has a lot to offer in the music field. Concerts, shows - if it has a groove, this city adores it ! Please listen below to what is coming music-wise and find out how to buy tickets online for most … Continue reading What’s Happening in Montreal and On Rick Keene Music Scene – Spooky!

Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge at Bistro a Jo Jo – Oct. 6th

 Blues! Blues! Blues! It is all about the Blues.  Especially the next couple of weeks at Bistro a Jo Jo on St. Denis in Montreal. It is the Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge. The winner of the eleven artists competing receive an opportunity to go to Memphis, Tennessee to test their skills there as well. … Continue reading Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge at Bistro a Jo Jo – Oct. 6th

Jerry Mercer; As the Years Have Gone By …

To say that ex - April Wine drummer Jerry Mercer has been around is a gross understatement. Starting from scratch and working his way up from Trevor Payne and The Triangle to the wondrous  sounds of the Cuban rhythms - Jerry Mercer has played a lot of percussion. He ain't done yet ... Please listen … Continue reading Jerry Mercer; As the Years Have Gone By …

Ria Reece is Out All Night ! That’s a Good Thing !

Ria Reece is new on the scene of music. Professionally - that is. Out All Night is her and her band's take on Ria's musical experiences growing up. A little bit of Etta James, a lit bit of this and a whole lotta R and B, Blues and Soul. It is the band's first album … Continue reading Ria Reece is Out All Night ! That’s a Good Thing !

A Review of Keith Richards’ Documentary ‘Under the Influence’

Most people have dual citizenships. Keith Richards has dual personalities. In the documentary ' Under the Influence ' ( available on Netflix) - the lines are blurred with orgasmic pleasure for a true music fan. The general population love Keith Richards. The masses also know very little about the man. They know the myth. They … Continue reading A Review of Keith Richards’ Documentary ‘Under the Influence’

An Evening with Deep Blue; The Most Complete Band in Montreal!

Johnny Beaudine & DEEP BLUE One of the most exciting nights on the Montreal jazz and blues scene can be found whenever Johnny Beaudine & Deep Blue take the stage with their smoking menu of Chicago style jazz, blues and soul fusion with touches of New Orleans funk. A veteran of some of the most famous and infamous … Continue reading An Evening with Deep Blue; The Most Complete Band in Montreal!

Jay Sewall – Old School ( (With a Little Help from Some Friends

Earning a Lys Blues Lifetime Achievement Award is nothing to sneeze at. Earning a lifetime achievement award when life is just getting good, somewhat unfitting. Do they give away two lifetime achievement awards? Jay Sewall is just getting started. Jay has a new album out which includes all of his musical friends he has accumulated … Continue reading Jay Sewall – Old School ( (With a Little Help from Some Friends

Cecile Doo-Kingue; Do the Right Thing !

Every once in a while - a musician comes along who utilizes their 'voice' to ensure people are not only aware of life's realities, they act to undo the social injustices in the world ... Cecile Doo-Kingue is that musician. A resident of Montreal, this transplanted New Yorker continues to bring to the forefront issues … Continue reading Cecile Doo-Kingue; Do the Right Thing !

Joe Louis Walker; Full Interview

Joe Louis Walker just recently returned from a tour which brought him to Australia. He hooked up with some fellows who were schooled in the Blues. Mick, Keith, Charlie  - along with Joe's pal Ronnie Wood, love talkin' about the Blues. Joe loves talking about the Blues also so a match made in heaven; a … Continue reading Joe Louis Walker; Full Interview

Junior Wells – Live from Theresa’s; Part Two

Theresa's was a legendary Blues club in Chicago .. Everyone who was everyone in the Blues scene back in the day - played at Theresa's. Starting in the 50's right up until it's closing in the early eighties; Theresa's was the spot. Nobody owned Theresa's, music-wise like Junior Wells. No other musician, not Buddy Guy, … Continue reading Junior Wells – Live from Theresa’s; Part Two

Johnny Beaudine; The Blues – ‘Live’ from Chicago ….Part One

How many times has someone sat down and explained how good Muddy Waters was. On how many occasions did someone tell a captive audience that Howlin' Wolf was the best ... How many of these storytellers actually played with and/ or  witnessed these legends first hand? Not many. This is where saxophone player Johnny Beaudine … Continue reading Johnny Beaudine; The Blues – ‘Live’ from Chicago ….Part One

Tom Lavin; The Water in the Powder ‘ed’ Blues

For over three decades Powder Blues has been one of Canada’s leading blues bands.   Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll and R & B. Four styles is what you get each and every time the band takes the stage. On November 2nd at Club Soda - the Powder Blues Band does just that along with … Continue reading Tom Lavin; The Water in the Powder ‘ed’ Blues