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 – Smoke Meat Pete Weekend Playlist

You can't beat Pete's Blues ! The Blues are the cornerstone of all popular music and none know it better than Smoke Meat Pete. Whether live in Ile Perrot or over the listening device of choice - Smoke Meat Pete keeps the tradition of The Blues alive and well ! Have a listen below to … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Weekend Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – Colin James Talks Blues and A Juno Nomination

In 1989, Colin James had 'Miles to Go' in his career. Kieth Richards and Colin James - 1994 Colin was given the Juno Award for Most Promising Male Artist. It was the same year that Back to the Future Two was released and Game Boy was one of the most popular toys on the market. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Colin James Talks Blues and A Juno Nomination

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

Trois Rivieres En Blues – From Local Star Justin Saladino to Colin James and Steppenwolf, This Festival is a Must Hear !

          The Blues are a community ... Following a brief hiatus - Trois Rivieres en Blues is back once more for it's eight session in it's current format. Local Montreal stars such as Angel Forrest, Pat Loiselle and Justin Saladino will grace the stages along with Trois Rivieres-boy-done-good; Mr. Steve Hill. … Continue reading Trois Rivieres En Blues – From Local Star Justin Saladino to Colin James and Steppenwolf, This Festival is a Must Hear !

Biking Across Canada for David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Message

Derek Olive likes to ride his bicycle.  Derek also enjoys playing the guitar and writing songs. Perfect! Olive combines the two loves of his life and ( if that weren't enough) , is also raising awareness and money for Canada's environmental future. Please listen below as Derek explains everything. Derek? Visit Derek Here! Visit Blue … Continue reading Biking Across Canada for David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Message

Roomful of Blues – From B​.​B. King to Colin James; The Little Big Band That Could .​.​.

Chris Vachon plays guitar for Roomful of Blues ... For forty - five years, the band plays in a roomful of Blues fans. Opening up for or backing guys like B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton.  In a Canadian connection, the band is most known as being Colin James' 'Little Big Band'. A … Continue reading Roomful of Blues – From B​.​B. King to Colin James; The Little Big Band That Could .​.​.

Jazz Festival Reviews – Colin James June 25th Theatre du Nouveau Monde

June 25th - Theatre du Nouveau Monde Colin James - Acoustic Sessions Colin James seems like a kid ... Following a quarter century ( yes - a quarter century) as a professional musician, James is no longer a kid. He is on his way to becoming a seasoned Blues-man. Friday night, James and his touring … Continue reading Jazz Festival Reviews – Colin James June 25th Theatre du Nouveau Monde

What’s Happening and What’s New …?

A lot of musical stuff  is always happening in Montreal ... Click on the logos for the Montreal International Jazz Festival and Evenko - get an up - to - date list of all their shows. Buy tickets to your favorite one also !   Please listen below as I play a few new tracks … Continue reading What’s Happening and What’s New …?

Adam Karch; Designing ‘Blueprints’

Following a tutelage under the watchful ears of people such as Jeff Healey and Colin James - Blues-man Adam Karch is right at home with his new album - Blueprints. Ironic because within the album are covers originally penned by the men whose blueprints set the stage for what Adam and many others have done … Continue reading Adam Karch; Designing ‘Blueprints’