Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Four

The music kept coming. The Montreal International Jazz Festival got underway and this year was a great mix for fans of all genres. July Gary Petersen - the original drummer for The Guess Who (and a man who started drumming before Rock n Roll's heyday) took some time out to chat about his career and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Four

Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – Dr. Lonnie Smith; Doin’ Only What He Can Do

The word legendary. Tossed around like a flea - bit peanut monkey sometimes. In the case of Dr. Lonnie Smith - it is he who is tossing the primate around ... Commencing his career in the late fifties alongside George Benson - Smith used his knowledge as a multi-instrumentalist and student of Jazz, Blues, Gospel and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – Dr. Lonnie Smith; Doin’ Only What He Can Do

Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – Beth Hart’s Dynamite Show Steals the Jazz Festival

There are so many female vocalists on the planet. Great ones, good ones, average ones and yes - bad ones. Beth Hart is in a class all by herself. Think of the soul of Joss Stone. The power and rawness of Janis Joplin. The sweetness and velour of Adele. The danger of Amy Winehouse. Add … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – Beth Hart’s Dynamite Show Steals the Jazz Festival

Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – Ranee Lee Delivers A Performance For The Ages Despite Sadness

Ranee Lee has endured some tough gigs in her time yet nothing like the one last night at L'Astral.   Earlier in the day - Lee's husband Richard Ring ( Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Ed Thigpen, Ray Brown, Michel LeGrand, Oliver Jones ) passed away following a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Ring was not … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – Ranee Lee Delivers A Performance For The Ages Despite Sadness

Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – Boz Scaggs Redefines His ‘Public’ Image

Admit it. Lido Shuffle is all you know ... Boz Scaggs is that type of artist. The masses think that if an artist is outta sight - outta mind, they must be dead or their career is. True fans know - artists such as Scaggs do not care about hits. William Royce "Boz" Scaggs - … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – Boz Scaggs Redefines His ‘Public’ Image

Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Interview – Jordan Officer Blows the Roof Off Place des Arts !

Jordan Officer is a groundbreaking artist. Kinda ... Groundbreaking in a way that combines his talent with old school tools and old school sounds. You see - Jordan is a scholar. A student of where music comes from. Blending Dick Dale with Joe Bonamassa. Bob Wills with Stevie Ray Vaughn. Guitar with the fiddle. All … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Interview – Jordan Officer Blows the Roof Off Place des Arts !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Music To Do The Sunday Crossword Puzzle

What to do on a Sunday? Open the curtains, make a cup of coffee, grab the paper and do the Sunday Crossword Puzzle. It is - a no brainer! Oh - don't forget to listen to some great tunes! Right here on Rick Keene Music Scene ! Thanks ! Buy Tickets for A Magical Musical … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Music To Do The Sunday Crossword Puzzle