Rick Keene Music Scene – Former April Wine Guitarist Joins Forces to Shine on New Disc !

Gary Moffet is a man of few words. He lets his feelings take over within music. This way of thinking helped propel April Wine to new heights during the band's most commercially successful period from the mid seventies until the early eighties. Moffet was the principle arranger on the songs from Nature of the Beast. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Former April Wine Guitarist Joins Forces to Shine on New Disc !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Dale Boyle; Putting Some Much Needed ‘Gasoline’ Into the Montreal Music Fire

Songwriting is always there but sometimes it takes a while to come out.   This appears to be the case with Dale Boyle.  Originally from the Gaspe region and currently a Dorval resident, Boyle has written five songs that are way ahead of the Montreal curve. Citing one of his major influences as recently departed … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Dale Boyle; Putting Some Much Needed ‘Gasoline’ Into the Montreal Music Fire

Rick Keene Music Scene – What the Heck is Happening in Montreal Musically?

The city that never sleeps ... Montreal is always on the go. Running, jogging or walking to live music venues everywhere ! It's a music lovers dream to be in Montreal ! Please listen below to some of the shows coming our way and find out what historical theater in Montreal changed names and has … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – What the Heck is Happening in Montreal Musically?

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Song for Markov, The ‘Mooch’ and Jack Black Recites Carl Sandburg

Everyone needs a break once in a while. Noise pollution is not good for the musical soul.       Please enjoy some real tunes in the meantime. Rick Keene Music Scene will be back before you can say Andrei Markov !       Listen to my interview with Lawrence Gowan of Styx below … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Song for Markov, The ‘Mooch’ and Jack Black Recites Carl Sandburg

Rick Keene Music Scene – Lawrence Gowan of Styx Talks About The New Album; The Mission !

Ground control to Maj ... Oops! Wrong space journey ... Styx has returned to Earth momentarily with their first new album in 14 years ! One can say they are on a 'mission'. A trip to insert a seamless album into the vast and historic Styx catalog. A recording that will not 'skip' the pure … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Lawrence Gowan of Styx Talks About The New Album; The Mission !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Festival International Nuits D’Afrique ; Putting Rhythm Into Context !

Festival International Nuits D'Afrique. Be there ! In the 31st year - the Festival International Nuits D'Afrique is necessary. The ingredients; the pre -cursor to all popular music today. No African rhythms? No Jazz Festival. It is - that easy ... Please listen below to some tunes from some of the artists performing as well … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Festival International Nuits D’Afrique ; Putting Rhythm Into Context !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jazz Festival Preview; Fuel Junkie

 Every once in a while, a band comes along that makes you smile ...   Montreal - based Fuel Junkie are one of those bands. Combining high octane Blues with R&B in the mold of The Powder Blues Band; Fuel Junkie are on the fast track to stardom.  Please - listen below to my chat … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jazz Festival Preview; Fuel Junkie