Rick Keene Music Scene – Paolo Stante ; The Next Generation of Montreal Guitarists

Practice makes perfect … For guitarist Paolo Stante – the less he thinks – the more he feels the music. Just prior to the release of his third disc; At It Again – that is the essence of Paolo’s music. Experience through gigging and writing has brought less panic to Stante’s craft and in turn,… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Paolo Stante ; The Next Generation of Montreal Guitarists

Rick Keene Music Scene – BackTraxx; Bringing Hairspray and Rock n Roll Back from The Eighties !

Remember when Rock was energetic?     The bands, the fans and the music all had big hair and the experience of going to a show was electrifying ? An event? An experience that sculpted you for life ? Not to worry, that experience is back and once you attend a show by the band… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – BackTraxx; Bringing Hairspray and Rock n Roll Back from The Eighties !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Wake Up Music World, It Is The ‘Crack of Dawn’ !

In a music galaxy far, far away – a Canadian band altered the airwaves and  sent Canada into an entirely different universe.     Crack of Dawn were the first black band to be signed to a major label (CBS) in Canada. Otis Redding’s producer discovered them and the band sold more albums than Earth,… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Wake Up Music World, It Is The ‘Crack of Dawn’ !

Rick Keene Music Scene – April Wine Co – Founder Jim Henman’s Family Affair !

Without Jim Henman – April Wine may have never been the same. Without The Henman Family, East Coast music may not have been the same.   Jim Henman ( bass) along with cousins David (Guitar) and Ritchie (Drums) started the band April Wine. Jim grabbed his old mate from a band called Woody’s Termites and… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – April Wine Co – Founder Jim Henman’s Family Affair !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Local Montreal Band East of Sunday Chosen As The Opening Act For Carvin Jones!

Never shut the door on an opportunity. Up and coming local musicians require all the help they can get. Live venues are closing, CD sales are slumping and the money that comes in from iTunes and other streaming services is barely enough to buy guitar strings for most bands. When out of town musicians arrive… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Local Montreal Band East of Sunday Chosen As The Opening Act For Carvin Jones!

Rick Keene Music Scene – Lawrence Gowan of Styx; Adding Power to Styx Through His Musical Influences

Lawrence Gowan, Larry or Gowan are interesting guys … Always open about music, Lawrence Gowan (Styx) enjoys exploring the past with Gowan and Larry. After all – those two alter egos made him into the front-man for Styx, arguably the most popular American band in history. Please enjoy my chat below with Lawrence as we… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Lawrence Gowan of Styx; Adding Power to Styx Through His Musical Influences

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Montreal International Jazz Festival Picks. Part Two

The biggest in the world. The Montreal International Jazz Festival is looming around the corner. From June 28th until July 7th, musical tastes for all will invade our city for ten days of rhythms from all corners of the globe. The Indoor portion of ‘ the show ‘ was announced this past week and as… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Montreal International Jazz Festival Picks. Part Two