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.       … More

2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival Indoor Shows Preview – aka Great Tunes!

The Jazz Festival is fast approaching. This week, the indoor schedule was announced. Some great names will pay Montreal a … More

The ‘Two Yoots ‘ Ain’t Bad .​.​.​.

Sometimes – kids can lead by example. Such is the case with The Record Breakers. A bunch of teens with … More

Michelle … Ma Belle …! Part One and Two

Michelle Malone is one of … those girls.  Talented but not a household name. Well, not in Montreal anyways. She … More

Ask Dave the Bartender; Six Months in a Leaky Boat?

Dave the Bartender remains a mystery. Unearthed and unscathed. Just like his tips … Please listen below as Dave, the … More

What’s Happening in Montreal!

A lot coming musically to Montreal … As usual. From AC/ DC to Edgar Winter, the Province of Quebec is … More

Ria Reece – From Etta James and Beyond …

Diversity is … the spice of life. Arriving in Montreal via a time capsule of a unique musical background, enables … More

Blues and Barbara Diab; A Love Affair …

Barbara Diab knows what she is singing about … A pure student of The Blues and a respect for the … More

Paolo Stante; A Montreal Guitarist Born for The 70’s

  Paolo Stante knows how to play guitar. No argument there.   Songwriting? Check. CD’s? Check. Live gigs? Check. What … More

Biking Across Canada for David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Message

Derek Olive likes to ride his bicycle.  Derek also enjoys playing the guitar and writing songs. Perfect! Olive combines the … More

Roomful of Blues – From B​.​B. King to Colin James; The Little Big Band That Could .​.​.

Chris Vachon plays guitar for Roomful of Blues … For forty – five years, the band plays in a roomful … More

You Can Call Her ‘ Becky …’

Rebecca Fiset Cote has an amazing voice. That is the easy part.   Songwriting and making her way into a … More

Montreal and Canada’s Hidden Songwriter; Rob Lutes

Rob Lutes is ‘one of those guys …’ A guy whose name circulates like a breeze entering a screen door … More

Justin Saladino; Montreal’s Next Frank Marino?

Justin Saladino is a good student. For that matter, he is also a good teacher.   Please listen below as … More

A Half Hour of New Tunes ! Cool Eh?

New York, New Jersey, New Guinea … new music!     Please listen below to some new tunes! We can’t listen … More

Two Filmmakers from Montreal Need Your Help to Make Musical History

Marc  Manseau and Helgi Piccinin need your help. Visit A Purdie Good Life Here The two filmmakers are making a … More

Patrick Lehman – ‘For Dad …’

Patrick Lehman’s father passed away before his latest album was completed. Sad – yet a blessing in disguise for the … More

What’s Coming on Rick Keene Music Scene and in Montreal

A lot coming …           Please listen below to what’s coming in Montreal and on Rick … More

Rick Keene Music Scene Presents; ‘ This ‘ 70’s Show!

The 1970’s were a strange decade but a good one. Mood Rings, Pet Rocks, Disco, CB Radios – it was … More

Jazz Festival Reviews – Joss Stone

Joss Stone In Montreal, it’s called ‘l’eau’ for your soul and that is exactly what Joss Stone provided at Metropolis … More

Jazz Festival Reviews – Justin Townes Earle, The Mavericks and Lucinda Williams

Justin Townes Earle If anyone has a grumpy outlook on life, or – more to the point, a realistic outlook … More

Joss Stone – Anything But A Rock As She Heads to Montreal …

Joss Stone is not your stay-at-home-type … The England – born singer continues to strut her ‘free spirit’ mentality with a … More

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 … More

A Jazz Festival Preview – Halie Loren on a Saturday Night!

Halie Loren enjoys a little  ‘Northern Exposure …’   Given the fact she was born in Alaska and the show ‘Northern Exposure … More

MTL HB5 – A Jazzy Chat About .. er … Jazz!

Montreal Hard Bop Five are reliving the past. A quintet quintessentially quizzing patrons on their knowledge of Jazz. Through Jazz … … More

Louis Janelle Says; ‘Dance Everybody’ !

Louis Janelle built his first drum kit and also his first guitar … Janelle’s music on his new album ‘ … More

What’s Coming on Rick Keene Music Scene and in Montreal

A lot coming …               Please listen below to what’s coming in Montreal and … More

Gypsophilia – A ‘ Flower ‘ in The Montreal International Jazz festival

It all starts with a name …   Gypsophilia are an eclectic bunch from Nova Scotia. A group of women … More

The Kentucky Headhunters – ‘ John Bonham Dying Killed Our First Shot at Success …

The Kentucky HeadHunters are living proof – Country Music and Blues make up Rock n’ Roll … Starting in 1968 … More

Huey Lewis, John Mayall, Mick Taylor, Whitehorse, Johnnie Johnston, The Kentucky Headhunters and Harry Manx

A lot coming … Please listen below to what’s coming and who I will be speaking to on … Rick … More