Rick Keene Music Scene – Monday New Tunes and Beware the Ides of June?

The Ides are in every month whether you eat a Caesar salad or not ... Monday is the day many establishments reopen around the world. Be afraid or breathe a sigh of relief ? Your call. In the words of Paul McCartney; 'Live and let die?' Please listen below to some of The Best New … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Monday New Tunes and Beware the Ides of June?

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Top Musicians

The best music is not always greener on the other side of the street. Montreal is a hotbed for musicians of all genres and styles. The diversity and the language make Montreal as unique as a two horned Unicorn. Please listen below to some of Montreal's Best Bands and Solo Artists. Visit Graffiti Signs Here … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Top Musicians

Rick Keene Music Scene – Burger Town Blues Playlist

"If you cannot pay your rent - that's The Blues ..." Howlin' Wolf's quote above defines The Blues more than most. The Blues are the cornerstone of popular music as we know it and it is the most enduring genre of music in it's purest form. Most people walking around on this planet are struggling. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Burger Town Blues Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

"If you cannot pay your rent - that's The Blues ..." Howlin' Wolf's quote above defines The Blues more than most. The Blues are the cornerstone of popular music as we know it and it is the most enduring genre of music in it's purest form. Most people walking around on this planet are struggling. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

"If you cannot pay your rent - that's The Blues ..." Howlin' Wolf's quote above defines The Blues more than most. The Blues are the cornerstone of popular music as we know it and it is the most enduring genre of music in it's purest form. Most people walking around on this planet are struggling. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – 41st Annual Blues Music Awards

"If you cannot pay your rent - that's The Blues ..." On Sunday, May 3, The Blues Foundation announced the winners of the 41st Annual Blues Music Awards, the blues world's highest honors. Newcomer Christone "Kingfish" Ingram led all recipients with five awards, winning in every category in which he was nominated. He took the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 41st Annual Blues Music Awards

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues History

"If you cannot pay your rent - that's The Blues ..." Howlin' Wolf's quote above defines The Blues more than most. The Blues are the cornerstone of popular music as we know it and it is the most enduring genre of music in it's purest form. Most people walking around on this planet are struggling. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues History

‘Damn Right’ Buddy Guy was in Montreal Saturday Night!

Visit JamesStLaurentPhotography Here'Damn Right' Buddy Guy was in Montreal Saturday night! The 78 year old Blues legend made that clear from the get-go with his opening song; 'Damn Right I Got the Blues'. There is no greater torch bearer for the Blues than Mr. Buddy Guy and he is not shy to point that out.   … Continue reading ‘Damn Right’ Buddy Guy was in Montreal Saturday Night!

Joe Bonamassa – Live at Red Rocks ! Now – Montreal!

Joe Bonamassa is the real deal.   Carrying the legacy of the Blues to a higher level - all the while keeping his feet planted firmly in  'Muddy Waters'. And ... Howlin' Wolf   Listen below to hear some tracks off Joe's homage to the pair of fabled Bluesmen. Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks? Can … Continue reading Joe Bonamassa – Live at Red Rocks ! Now – Montreal!

Johnny Beaudine; History of Chicago Blues – Part Two

How many times has someone brought you to their car and showed you a double barrel shotgun in the trunk? How many times was it a legendary musician who used it to show strength? Well - Sax player and Chicago -born Blues player Johnny Beaudine may be one of very few who can answer in … Continue reading Johnny Beaudine; History of Chicago Blues – Part Two

Johnny Beaudine; The Blues – ‘Live’ from Chicago ….Part One

How many times has someone sat down and explained how good Muddy Waters was. On how many occasions did someone tell a captive audience that Howlin' Wolf was the best ... How many of these storytellers actually played with and/ or  witnessed these legends first hand? Not many. This is where saxophone player Johnny Beaudine … Continue reading Johnny Beaudine; The Blues – ‘Live’ from Chicago ….Part One

Pat Travers – Boom Boom; On Come the Lights !

Toronto - born, Ottawa - raised Pat Travers - considers himself fortunate to grow up in an era which provided so many men for him to idolize. Clapton, Hendrix, Santana, Page - so many rock Gods. So much time to learn. "I was really lucky to get started at a time when guitars ruled the … Continue reading Pat Travers – Boom Boom; On Come the Lights !

Ten Great Blues Artists – 2012

The Blues ... the Blues .. the Blues ... The foundation, along with Jazz, of music as we know it today. Popular music that is. There are many who carry the Blues tradition throughout North America and the world. Elmore James , Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters  would be proud of the … Continue reading Ten Great Blues Artists – 2012