Rick Keene Music Scene – New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers

Volume 1 from Roots Super Group Set for Release
September 4 on Stony Plain Records

Stony Plain Records announces a September 4 release date for the first volume of music from roots “super group,” New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Charlie Musselwhite, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jimbo Mathus, the late Jim Dickinson, and North Mississippi Allstars members Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson.

Recorded at the Zebra Ranch Recording Studio in Coldwater, Mississippi, the 10 blues-drenched tracks of sublime roots music on New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers Volume 1 will be followed in the spring of 2021 by Volume 2.

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The New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers originated back in November 2007, when musician brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson sat down for a guitar jam with ex-Squirrel Nut Zippers leader Jimbo Mathus, along with blues greats Charlie Musselwhite, Alvin Youngblood Hart and the late Memphis pianist, producer and all around musical stylist Jim Dickinson, gathered for a roots music extravaganza recording under the group name of the New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers.

New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers Volume 1 Track Listing

1.  Blues Why You Worry Me (featuring Charlie Musselwhite)

2.  Pony Blues (featuring Alvin Youngblood Hart)

3.  Night Time (featuring Jimbo Mathus)

4.  Come on Down to My House (featuring Jim Dickinson)

5.  K.C. Moan (featuring Charlie Musselwhite)

6.  Let’s Work Together (featuring Jim Dickinson)

7.  Shake It and Break It (featuring Jimbo Mathus)

8.  Stone Free (featuring Alvin Youngblood Hart)

9.  Stop and Listen Blues (featuring Alvin Youngblood Hart)

10.  Strange Land (featuring Charlie Musselwhite) 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Jordan Officer Delivers Blues, Jazz and Country the Proper Way

Jordan Officer is schooled.

Many people play guitar. Many people write songs. Few study the history of music as profoundly as Jordan Officer.

Jordan Officer came into his own opening up for George Thorogood. It was a double bill at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. The Montreal crowd – stunned by Jordan Officer and his band’s groundbreaking set.

Please listen below to my interview with Jordan Officer about his three new albums. Country, Jazz and The Blues. Three genres which make up Jordan Officer.

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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 streaming their “Live At Massey Hall” concert in its entirety as a FREE SHOW for fans on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 7:00 Pm (EST), all in support of a very important cause, the Unison Benevolent Fund.

Downchild were joined on stage by some very special guests for their historic “Live At Massey Hall” performance, including Hollywood Star Dan Aykroyd, blues/rock icon Colin James, American blues legend, James Cotton, Grammy Award winner Colin Linden, Montreal chart topping rocker Jonas and the one and only Wayne Jackson of The Memphis Horns.

Downchild will premier their “Live At Massey Hall” concert for an exclusive one-night-only viewing on their official Youtube Channel on June 21st at 7:00 PM (EST)

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Donations to Unison in conjunction with the Downchild concert can be made by texting UNISON to 45678 or visiting UnisonFund.ca/Donations/Spotify

All donations made to Unison will be matched by Spotify as part of the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project that has been created to amplify the efforts of organizations that focus on helping those most in need, like the Unison Benevolent Fund. Spotify will match donations made to Unison dollar for dollar up to a collective total of $10 million USD.


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Rick Keene Music Scene – Judy Collins & The Global Virtual Choir Re-Release Her Version of “Amazing Grace”

Over the past few weeks, 1000 singers from across the globe — professional and amateur alike — answered Judy Collins’ call to sing “Amazing Grace” with her as a sign of solidarity in this unprecedented time.

This new version of Judy’s historic recording is out now, and Alan Cumming, Judith Owen, Steve Earle, Madeleine Peyroux, Mandolin Orange, and Tift Merritt — plus internationally known choirs like The Sixteen, New York Choral Society, Voices International, and GOA University Choirare — are just some of the singers who participated in this Global Virtual Chorus event.


“I recorded ‘Amazing Grace’ with a group of friends at Saint Paul’s Chapel on the Columbia University campus in New York City,” Collins recalls. “When my recording was released, it became enormously popular all over the world.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Mick Jagger Solo Songs

Does one half of a Glimmer Twin glimmer?

Mick Jagger is the greatest front-man in Rock n Roll history. Nobody can combine all the nuances and different vocal styles while dancing, playing harp and guitar.

According to Keith Richards – ‘Mick is a wonderful bunch of guys …”

When the front-man of The Rolling Stones can put out solo songs that outdo the amount of quality songs by most modern day artists half his age, it is safe to say Michael Phillip Jagger will go down as one of the greatest songwriters in music history.

Please listen to the Top Ten Mick Jagger solo songs below.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week

Old school with modern energy.

Michael Kaeshammer is one of the most energetic and talented musicians in Canada. His boyish charm combined with old soul techniques place him in a category by himself.

Now – Michael’s live (and contagious) show can be heard on disc and DVD. Please listen below to a few selected tracks for my choice of Album of The Week.

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