Once in a lifetime ... That is how often a guy like Jack Broadbent comes along. The feel inside, the wisdom inside - cannot be taught. No technical know-how can soar so high and scream so low. Broadbent, born in England and now a Montrealer, displayed his wares last night at L'Astral as part of … Continue reading Montreal En Lumiere – Jack Broadbent Introducing Real Blues To Montreal. Concert Review and Interview
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
You can dance if you want to ... How many songs in Canadian music are recognizable by a few words? How many Canadian tunes are responsible for creating a non - dance dance craze? Say what? Please listen below to my chat with Ivan Doroschuk - the writer and composer of 'The Safety Dance' and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview. Men without Hats
As usual - a lot going on ... From 80's Pop to R&B and Soul - Montreal and The Montreal Jazz Festival has a lot to offer. Please listen below for some upcoming shows and some great tunes. Thank You ! Listen to my interview with Cliff Stevens Here ! … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – What’s Going On ?
Cliff Stevens' hands aren't slow. Despite many years portraying Eric Clapton as means to meet the ends, Stevens' is on his way to 'bucking' the label. 'Grass Wont Grow' - Stevens' new album, is an accumulation of years of practice and years of being on the road. Easy going riffs compliment easier going melodies … Continue reading Cliff Stevens – The Prodigal Guitarist Returns to Montreal to Prove ‘Grass Won’t Grow’.
Dr. Trevor Payne is a Montreal institution. He may only be realizing it now. Dr. Payne and his Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir have soared to heights not imagined by anyone. Considered to be one of the top choirs in the world, Trevor Payne is ending his tenure as their leader. Something which is causing … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene Jazz Festival Preview – An Extensive Chat with Dr. Trevor Payne
Sometimes - people require a good slap in the face. A shock to make them understand what is purposeful and what is not. Bonnie Raitt, her music and her band are purposeful. And then some ... Raitt was in town last night in support of her new disc; 'Dig in Deep'. The tour ( named … Continue reading Bonnie Raitt in Montreal – Like a Fine Wine …