Rick Keene Music Scene – Arcaydium; A Breath of Fresh Musical Montreal Air

To make it in this business – bands must have that ‘thing’.  Any experienced DJ will tell you, all it … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Elizabeth Shepherd Loves Montreal on Her New Record

Once a Montrealer – always a Montrealer … Elizabeth Shepherd is a traveler. Physically and spiritually. Searching for new within … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Sheepdogs Take Montreal On a Ride

It is not easy ‘riding’ global accolades … For the Western Canadian band The Sheepdogs – that is precisely what … More

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 … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jess Moskaluke Delivers ‘A Small Town Christmas’ Musical Gift

Jess Moskaluke was and is a huge Shania Twain fan.   Now – Jess is creating a career which may … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Andy Kim Talks Induction Onto Canadian Walk of Fame and The 14th Annual Andy Kim Christmas

Andy Kim is a ‘lucky guy’. Lucky is the way Andy describes a career which has now placed him among … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Local Montreal Girl Annabel Gutherz Is Making a Difference Through Song

If everyone took steps for change – change would come.   Westmount native Annabel Gutherz hopes that people will follow … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Interviews of 2018

They say talk is cheap … That may be the case many times yet when music is involved – talk … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Concerts of 2018

Attending all live music in Montreal is impossible. Practically every crook and nook contains rhythms and vibes. World music, Blues, … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Musical Chat by ‘Christmas’ Candlelight with The Lyric Theater Singers

Face it – Christmas is special … Every year in December, the Lyric Theater Singers get to work. They rehearse … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – An ‘Engineered’ Discussion with Alan Parsons.

Alan Parsons got his start working with George Martin and Geoff Emerick. Not too shabby eh? Learning from the likes … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Is ‘Selling England by the Pound’ Part Two.

It was a ‘rushed’ album. Genesis’ landmark record was in fruition before it was in fruition. Several of the songs … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Is ‘Selling England by the Pound’

It was a ‘rushed’ album. Genesis’ landmark record was in fruition before it was in fruition. Several of the songs … More

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 … More

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 … More

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, … More

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 … More

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. … More

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 … More

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 … More

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 … More

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 … More

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 … More

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 … More

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 … More