Rick Keene Music Scene – Gino Vannelli Is Still Here and Better Than Ever …

Soul Train, the television show which featured Gino Vannelli as it's first 'white' performer is long gone. Gino, on the other hand, is improving with age. The sixty-six year old native Montrealer returned home this past weekend on the heels of his first album of new material in over a decade. Wilderness Road is the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Gino Vannelli Is Still Here and Better Than Ever …

Rick Keene Music Scene – Gino Vannelli Shines Brightly on New Album

Sometimes - it is worth the wait. Gino Vannelli ( Montreal's wayward son) made a rule when he was younger. 'Never put out music without a purpose ...' That is the reason why it has been over ten years since music fans heard something new from Vannelli. Wilderness Road is the name of the new … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Gino Vannelli Shines Brightly on New Album

Rick Keene 50th Birthday Bash / Fundraiser for Johnny Beaudine Line Up

Fifty years is a long time ... Hard to believe on September 7th, I will be reaching a half century on this planet ( 47 years if you count the times I was in a different world as a teenager). Please help me celebrate and at the same time - raise money for Sax player … Continue reading Rick Keene 50th Birthday Bash / Fundraiser for Johnny Beaudine Line Up

Gino Vannelli – Los Angeles and Home .​.​.

Gino Vannelli has been here before. The native Montrealer recently returned  to his birth city for a pair of great shows at The Rialto Theatre. Just four short days after those performances - Gino recorded a DVD and CD of a show in L.A. Please listen below as Gino speaks about that show including a … Continue reading Gino Vannelli – Los Angeles and Home .​.​.

Ask Dave the Bartender; Episode Six

The man sees every type of person born under a bad sign ... He has cleaned up under every type of condition imaginable. He is the unpaid psychiatrist of the world. The listener. The guru of gossip. He is also the man who has listened to every song played on every jukebox this side of … Continue reading Ask Dave the Bartender; Episode Six

Gino Vannelli; All Those Nights in Montreal.Part Three

Once Gino Vannelli's mini-tour is finished, a tour where the final stop in Canada is Montreal's Rialto Theater - it is off to Los Angeles to continue a new part of his career. Fitting because L.A. is where it all started ... " I can't really say much about it ..." Explains Gino. " It is … Continue reading Gino Vannelli; All Those Nights in Montreal.Part Three

Gino Vannelli; All Those Nights in Montreal. Part Two

Gino Vannelli had a lot of ambition as a young man growing up in Montreal. According to him - you have to have that fire to succeed. "I was filled with fire as a kid. I moved to New York when I was young and signed a record deal by the time I was twenty-one, … Continue reading Gino Vannelli; All Those Nights in Montreal. Part Two