The city and surrounding areas are ripe with tunes for the picking this week. Plenty of live music of all genres to pick through and to choose your favorites. Pop may be your thing. Rock may be your thing. Blues may be your thing. Whatever the case – check below and discover Montreal music at… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Picks for Live Music in Montreal
Somethings come full circle. The Box are one of the most successful Canadian bands of all time. Hit after hit was as easy as pie for principle songwriter and vocalist Jean-Marc Pisapia. Please listen below to my chat with Jean-Marc about the ideas behind the hits and how the setting for Strangers in… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Jean-Marc Pisapia of The Box Talks Strangers in The Night
Fun and talent. You can’t get much better than that. Heather Bambrick shines on her new disc and it is a very real record. True emotions are emitted from this former Newfoundland resident and it is something she learned from her father. Please listen below to my chat with Heather and Listen to some great… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Meet Carol Burnett … er … Ella Fitzgerald?
On The Corner was not received well upon it’s release in 1972. Times change … The (now) landmark album by Miles Davis was ahead of it’s time. A precursor to 1970’s Funk, Rock and eventually Hip Hop. Miles – as usual, ahead of his time and ahead of the times. Dave Liebman was on that… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Jeff Coffin Of The Dave Mathews Band Talks ‘On the Corner’
Dawn Tyler Watson could have left us for the big gig in the sky a couple of years ago. Thankfully – the Grim Reaper did not get the email … Not only did Dawn recover from four blocked arteries, she went on to become the first Canadian and the second woman to win the IBC… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – A Candid Chat with Dawn Tyler Watson; The Queen of The Montreal Blues
To make it in this business – bands must have that ‘thing’. Any experienced DJ will tell you, all it takes is a three minute listen to separate the ‘men’ from ‘the boys’. The ‘it’ in question is many times not explainable. A unique sound, voice or chemistry. It is basically magic. A wondrous thing… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Arcaydium; A Breath of Fresh Musical Montreal Air
Once a Montrealer – always a Montrealer … Elizabeth Shepherd is a traveler. Physically and spiritually. Searching for new within herself and within the world of music. Her latest release brings her back to Montreal to discover things that were always under her nose. In the album Montreal – Shepherd brings the listener on a… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Elizabeth Shepherd Loves Montreal on Her New Record