Rick Keene Music Scene -The Musical Box;Turning Genesis Into An Extravanza

In the big scheme of things, very few people saw Genesis live in their orginal formation. Before fans knew it - Peter Gabriel was gone and shortly after, Steve Hackett followed. Fans of the original material who missed out on the theatrics and brilliant musicianship of the original  line -up live were out of luck. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -The Musical Box;Turning Genesis Into An Extravanza

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Interviews of 2018

They say talk is cheap ... That may be the case many times yet when music is involved - talk is an education. In the past year, discussions took place with eighty musicians. Add multiple chats with engineers, producers or people in the music business; the list is long and informative. All these moments above … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Interviews of 2018

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Concerts of 2018

Attending all live music in Montreal is impossible. Practically every crook and nook contains rhythms and vibes. World music, Blues, Rock - you name it, music is alive and well in the city . Not all live music is performed by local musicians. Regularly - like pirates from a distant land; musicians arrive. They rape … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Concerts of 2018

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Musical Chat by ‘Christmas’ Candlelight with The Lyric Theater Singers

Face it - Christmas is special ... Every year in December, the Lyric Theater Singers get to work. They rehearse and practice new and old arrangements of Christmas tunes. This year is no different. Please listen below to my chat with Chris  Barillaro - a lifelong employee of music and second banana to the musical … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Musical Chat by ‘Christmas’ Candlelight with The Lyric Theater Singers

Rick Keene Music Scene – An ‘Engineered’ Discussion with Alan Parsons.

Alan Parsons got his start working with George Martin and Geoff Emerick. Not too shabby eh? Learning from the likes of Martin and Emerick - gifted  Parsons with a foundation. One that has made him one of the most sought after engineers and producers in music. Please listen below to my chat with Alan Parsons … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – An ‘Engineered’ Discussion with Alan Parsons.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Is ‘Selling England by the Pound’ Part Two.

It was a 'rushed' album. Genesis' landmark record was in fruition before it was in fruition. Several of the songs were thoughts in the heads of Peter Gabriel,Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett. It was guitarist Hackett who came up with the idea for perhaps what was the deciding song in Genesis' … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Is ‘Selling England by the Pound’ Part Two.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Is ‘Selling England by the Pound’

It was a 'rushed' album. Genesis' landmark record was in fruition before it was in fruition. Several of the songs were thoughts in the heads of Peter Gabriel,Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett. It was guitarist Hackett who came up with the idea for perhaps what was the deciding song in Genesis' … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Is ‘Selling England by the Pound’