Some people are just ground-breakers ... Garland Jeffreys is one of 'those' people. Following in the footsteps of his dear friend Lou Reed; Garland took chances when most shied away from controversy. Adding poignant anti- racist lyrics to cutting edge music - Garland was not afraid to speak his mind. Folks such as Bruce Springsteen … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Legendary Singer / Songwriter Garland Jeffreys Talks ‘Retirement’
King Crimson are one of 'those' bands ... Several short stints in several increments have survived since 1969. Starting with 'The Court of The Crimson King' until their upcoming appearance on July 3rd in Montreal - this band is still cutting edge. Please listen below to my chat with Gavin Harrison, one of three drummers … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – King Crimson.
Michael Kaeshammer has been here -done that. The Montreal Jazz Festival? Second nature for him ... Before setting out on an European tour and then China - Michael's upcoming appearance at The Montreal International Jazz Festival on July 6th is just one of very few gigs this summer. Michael is taking the time to prepare for … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – Michael Kaeshammer
Steve Hill has opened for Buddy Guy a few times. Meeting him - an entirely different tale ... Steve will be opening up for Buddy once more on June 30th as part of Le Festival International de Jazz a Montreal. It is part of a triple bill including; Guy, Charlie Musslewhite and Matt Andersen. A … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – Buddy Guy, Charlie Musslewhite, Steve Hill and Matt Andersen
Sometimes, the Blues is in you for a lifetime. It just takes a while to come out . Bruce ' Mississippi' Johnson has been involved in music for a very long time. Playing and performing 'other people's' songs. Now - it's his turn to perform his own. Please listen below to my chat with Bruce … Continue reading Bruce ‘Mississippi’ Johnson – Singing Music the Right Way !
All that Jazz ... The Montreal International Jazz Festival stats June 29th. It promises - once more, to be legendary as acts from all corners of the globe meet in Montreal for the largest Jazz Festival in the world. Keep coming back to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for interviews, previews, … Continue reading Bonnie Raitt , Royal Wood and a Bevy of Artists Coming To the Montreal Jazz Festival
Martin Goyette is a force to be reckoned with. Rarely does an artist come along who delivers vocals so powerfully. So passionately. So forcefully. Combining a lifelong education of the Blues with a passion for learning more and more. That's Martin. Big Beets is Martin's sophomore disc and it displays a willingness to take a … Continue reading Martin Goyette – Gerry Boulet and James Cotton All Rolled Into One !