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?

What’s Shakin’ ? Some Upcoming Shows and Tunes You Won’t Hear on the Radio!

There may be no smoking on terraces in Montreal anymore but there is a lot of smoking music going on ! Please listen below to some of the great acts that are coming as well as some great tunes ! Check out the video for Norman Marshall Villeneuve ! It's his Birthday celebration on Saturday … Continue reading What’s Shakin’ ? Some Upcoming Shows and Tunes You Won’t Hear on the Radio!

Michel Pagliaro is Back! Sorta …

   Michel Pagliaro is a legend in Quebec ...   Anglophone artists, Francophone artists - any type of gender from a particular era in Montreal, unconsciously or consciously affected  by 'Pag'. Rarely do artists create such a vast songbook in a short period of time. Dylan, The Beatles, Elvis and Pag.   For this reason, it is only fitting, after all these … Continue reading Michel Pagliaro is Back! Sorta …

Welcome to Montreal Emilie – Claire Barlow! It’s a ‘Clear Day’ …

Emilie - Claire Barlow loves Montreal. So much so, she made a life altering decision and moved to the city to pursue her Juno Award winning musical career. A life changing trip on board a Coast Guard ship in the Arctic also played into Emilie's decision to change her life completely. To enter her new … Continue reading Welcome to Montreal Emilie – Claire Barlow! It’s a ‘Clear Day’ …

What’s Happening in Montreal and on Rick Keene Music Scene

New York, New Jersey, New Guinea ... new tunes! Plus - lots of upcoming shows in and around Montreal!     Stop by every Sunday for a schedule of weekly and monthly shows and by clicking on the Evenko and Jazz Festival logos - a one stop shopping adventure to buy tickets too! Only on … Continue reading What’s Happening in Montreal and on Rick Keene Music Scene

Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part Two

  If there are not any subliminal messages within the title of Susie Arioli's new album, there should be ... Susie has recorded an album without Jordan Officer on guitar. A new beginning for Susie and the album title mirrors that rebirth. In perfect Arioli fashion - the title track 'stings' with irony. Both sides … Continue reading Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part Two

Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part One

  If there are not any subliminal messages within the title of Susie Arioli's new album, there should be ... Susie has recorded an album without Jordan Officer on guitar. A new beginning for Susie and the album title mirrors that rebirth. In perfect Arioli fashion - the title track 'stings' with irony. Both sides … Continue reading Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part One

Are You Ready to Go to a Gogo ? David Gogo is Ready for You …!

Guitar player extraordinaire, songwriter extraordinaire, performer extraordinaire David Gogo is heading Montreal's way ... Vicksburgh Call, David's fourteenth studio album, is his calling card as this Vancouver Island native returns to the city where his hockey heart lies. David is a huge Montreal Canadiens' fan and even has a sticker of the legendary squad's logo … Continue reading Are You Ready to Go to a Gogo ? David Gogo is Ready for You …!

Rick Keene Music Scene Presents – Ladies Night! ( Sorta)

Ladies ... start your engines ! The Montreal Music Scene and North American rhythmic landscape are ripe with women who not only possess singing chops, there are plenty who can do ... pretty much anything musically. Please listen below to a few of these ladies' songs along with a couple of dudes who are - … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene Presents – Ladies Night! ( Sorta)

Christine Jensen – It’s All About the Sax …( Sorta )

Christine Jensen has a new album out. Habitat will be released on October 1st in stores near you. This release will be followed by a live show on October 3rd at Lion D'Or as part of the Off Festival. Christine's latest 'opus' is a labor of love ... " Every time I do a large … Continue reading Christine Jensen – It’s All About the Sax …( Sorta )