Rick Keene Music Scene – There Is ‘No Woman’ Like Angela Harris

It is all about the roots after all ... Angela Harris knows all about the 'roots' of music. It is in her blood and DNA. In fact - Bluegrass and Country were all around her as a child ... Please listen below to my chat with Angela about her new disc; A Woman Like Me. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – There Is ‘No Woman’ Like Angela Harris

Rick Keene Music Scene – Rock for Dimes This Friday !

Raising money for the March of Dimes via Rock n Roll. Pretty cool ... Every year in several Canadian cities - corporate guys and gals get together and put on a Rock show. This year, in Montreal - the event takes place on November 16th at The Corona Theater. It promises to be a night … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Rock for Dimes This Friday !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Hey Dweezil! Where Did You Find That One? Concert Review

How do you describe Frank Zappa's music? Easy. A blend of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Genesis, Yes, Rush, The Ramones, The Kinks, the Beatles and every artist between 1920 until present day. Frank Zappa's brilliance as a writer, producer, arranger, guitar player and every other position within an intellectual realm artistically and socially was put … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Hey Dweezil! Where Did You Find That One? Concert Review

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jake Burns Still Has ‘Stiff Little Fingers’

Some bands fall through the cracks as far as recognition goes. Stiff Little Fingers are one of those bands. Born at the height of Punk music's global popularity, the band emerged from a Country that was not known for Rock music. 'I have no doubt there were many talented musicians and songwriters in Ireland ..." … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jake Burns Still Has ‘Stiff Little Fingers’

Rick Keene Music Scene – Reuben and The Dark; A Musical Success For Album Number Two

Rarely does a band come along which evokes feelings of hope within despair. Reuben and The Dark are that band. Just five years in and (now) two albums under their belts, Reuben and the Dark are setting Canada on fire as they tour the vastness. Arms of a Dream is their latest recorded offering and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Reuben and The Dark; A Musical Success For Album Number Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Barbra Lica Is ‘A Little Bit Country’ On Her New Album

The word Jazzify is now a new thing ... Barbra Lica is one of the fastest -rising Jazz singers in Canada. Her last album - I'm Still Learning', gained Barbra a Juno nomination for best Jazz album. Stick to Jazz Barbra! Right? Wrong. By mistake - Barbra stumbled into Country music while learning her songwriting … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Barbra Lica Is ‘A Little Bit Country’ On Her New Album

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Zappa Doesn’t Fall Far From The Zappa Tree. PART TWO

Frank Zappa was all about artistic integrity. His son Dweezil is also ... Authenticity within sound is crucial to creating and delivering the art of music. Both Zappas live by that credo. Please listen below to  Part Two of my chat with Dweezil Zappa as we chat about various topics including Frank Zappa's foreshadowing.  Dweezil? What's … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Zappa Doesn’t Fall Far From The Zappa Tree. PART TWO

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Zappa Doesn’t Fall Far From The Zappa Tree.

Playing guitar very well must be a DNA thing ... Frank Zappa's son Dweezil, is a chip off the old block even though it is not sought out. Call it instinct, call it learned behavior or call it genetic - the artistic blood does circulate and will eventually come out in layered colors. Please listen … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Zappa Doesn’t Fall Far From The Zappa Tree.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Local Nurse Chantal Guimond Realizes Her Dreams

A nurse has one of the most stressful  jobs in Montreal. Chantal Guimond knows this very well. A veteran of nursing for thirty years. -music has always been her source of relaxation following a hard shift. Creating music has always been a dream and now Chantal has obtained step one. A CD and an official … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Local Nurse Chantal Guimond Realizes Her Dreams

Rick Keene Music Scene – Ladies and Gentlemen; The Winner of The Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge Justin Saladino

Only the good die young ... The Blues are steeped in tradition of making deals with the Devil at the crossroads. Bad in the Blues is a good thing. Justin Saladino and his band were the baddest thing on stage Tuesday night as they competed and won The Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge. The next … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Ladies and Gentlemen; The Winner of The Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge Justin Saladino

Rick Keene Music Scene – Chris Velan is No ‘Amateur’ on Latest Album

Montreal singer and songwriter Chris Velan has it right. His latest album contains lyrics so human, so profound and so unique - the only thing missing is an old landline telephone.   Please listen below as Chris explains 'Amateur Hour' among other things. Chris? What's up?   Visit Chris Here !         … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Chris Velan is No ‘Amateur’ on Latest Album

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Five Finalists for The Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge 2018

Every year someone heads to Memphis ... This year is no different. Five bands have been chosen as the finalists in 2018. Five different sounds all within the confines of the Blues formula. Different but with the very familiar sound which propelled the legends of Rock n Roll to super-stardom. Have a listen below to … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Five Finalists for The Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge 2018

Rick Keene Music Scene – Joe Louis Walker; Every True Bluesman Tells a Story …

Joe Louis Walker understands the Blues ... The guitar player was around to witness the Blues being introduced to California in the late sixties and the early seventies. Being privy to guys like Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield. Please listen below to my chat with Joe about Mike Bloomfield's influence on The Blues scene and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Joe Louis Walker; Every True Bluesman Tells a Story …

Jarekus Singleton – Taking the Blues into the Future !

Jarekus Singleton was on his way into the National Basketball Association when a funny thing happened ... Well, not so funny ... It was a devastating blow to Jarekus, a wound that has not quite healed. Good thing for music ... Please listen as Jarekus Singleton - one of the finest and brightest young stars … Continue reading Jarekus Singleton – Taking the Blues into the Future !

Joe Louis Walker Pays Tribute to His Friend … B.B. King. Part One

Joe Louis Walker had an opportunity most people do not ...   Not only did Joe get to play with B. B. King - he also became friends with the Godfather of The Blues. Playing on three albums with B.B. and heading up King's band - affords Joe the right to pay homage to one … Continue reading Joe Louis Walker Pays Tribute to His Friend … B.B. King. Part One

Joe Louis Walker; Full Interview

Joe Louis Walker just recently returned from a tour which brought him to Australia. He hooked up with some fellows who were schooled in the Blues. Mick, Keith, Charlie  - along with Joe's pal Ronnie Wood, love talkin' about the Blues. Joe loves talking about the Blues also so a match made in heaven; a … Continue reading Joe Louis Walker; Full Interview

Altered Five Blues Band; The Next Generation of The Blues

Altered Five Blues Band.  Remember those words. A bunch of guys who are not only carrying on the tradition of The Blues, a band who are doing it their way.   Together (as the current formation for ten years), the boys - led by singer J .T.; are starting to reap the awards they have worked … Continue reading Altered Five Blues Band; The Next Generation of The Blues

Joe Louis Walker; Hornet’s Nest – A ‘Feel Good’ Record

Blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker has been around more than most. Rooming with legend Mike Bloomfield or hanging around with Jimi Hendrix and Ron Wood, let us say; Joe knows the Blues. Hornet's Nest is his latest labor of love and it will be released on the 25th of February. A fun-filled addition to his … Continue reading Joe Louis Walker; Hornet’s Nest – A ‘Feel Good’ Record

Joe Louis Walker Knows The Blues Part Three

After all these years in the business ... Joe Louis Walker is still having fun. "I am having fun because a lot of guys who taught me - so many guys who invested in me as a musician with a kind word; like Muddy Waters allowing me to open for him in Toronto ... I … Continue reading Joe Louis Walker Knows The Blues Part Three

Joe Louis Walker Knows The Blues Part Two

Joe Louis Walker is the biggest fan of The Rolling Stones and his opinion is not just biased. It is educated and he wants everyone to also educate themselves before they walk around judging the greatest Rock n Roll band in the world ... "You are seeing a part of history!" Says Walker. " Just … Continue reading Joe Louis Walker Knows The Blues Part Two

Joe Louis Walker Knows The Blues! Part One

Joe Louis Walker could have easily ended up like several of his friends ... Dead. Passed on to that musical graveyard in the sky. A place which houses so many of not only his contemporaries - some of his closest pals. Jimi Hendrix and Mike Bloomfield to name but two. Musicians who - according to … Continue reading Joe Louis Walker Knows The Blues! Part One