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

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

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 One

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jethro Tull Influences Smoked Meat Pete’s Blues Band The Devil Dawgs !

The Devil Dawgs. Swampy , Bluesy and unique. How often do you have a flute injected into old time Blues and Rock n Roll? Aside from their regular gigs at Smoke Meat Pete, the band are becoming more and more busy on the heels on their new album. A disc which combines cheekiness with the… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Jethro Tull Influences Smoked Meat Pete’s Blues Band The Devil Dawgs !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Kristian Gravenor Spins Montreal Music Tales

Montreal has a long and musical history … At one time on any given evening, a music lover could walk downtown and visit numerous clubs. All of them hosting bands and / or DJs. You wanted Jazz? No problem. Rock n Roll? Check. Montreal writer and author Kristian Gravenor has unearthed quite a few tales… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Kristian Gravenor Spins Montreal Music Tales

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Chat with Kim Mitchell. Part One and Part Two

Kim Mitchell has two thirds of the tales in the naked city. He also possesses quite a few of the songs to go along with them … Kim Mitchell is a Canadian music legend. Starting with Max Webster ( a band that could have rivaled Rush if they had stayed together) and ending with his… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – A Chat with Kim Mitchell. Part One and Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – An Exclusive Look Into The Band Behind the Greatest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration !

They are a reclusive bunch of guys … The band rarely make appearances. They seldom do interviews. Occasionally they will release new songs. Somehow, despite all this – they remain on top. The leader of the band ( for this article to remain anonymous we shall call him Jack) roams the barren landscape surrounding his… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – An Exclusive Look Into The Band Behind the Greatest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration !