Paolo Stante knows how to play guitar. No argument there.
Songwriting? Check. CD’s? Check. Live gigs? Check.
What else could there be? Please listen as Paolo explains everything including how his first guitar teacher influenced him.
Jill Barber is hard to pin down …
Is she Jazz? Pop? A little of both?
Judge for yourself with some songs off her latest album; Fool’s Gold. A melting pot with a sound purposely copied via The Dap Kings – Amy Winehouse’s backing group.
It is no surprise Jill sounds a little like Winehouse.
Please listen as Jill discusses the above topics moments before her performance at The Montreal International Jazz Festival.
As the talented Ranee Lee sings in her latest album ...’What’s Going On’?
Perfect words for what is upcoming on Rick Keene Music Scene along with a few new tracks from some Canadian groups.
In the case of Go Van Gogh – hear one of their classic songs as a per-cursor to their June 26th Jazz Festival appearance at Club Soda and my interview with Daniel Tierney.
So – what’s going on …?
In part two of my interview with the great Ranee Lee – the singer, songwriter, actress, producer and teacher talks about her latest album; ‘What’s Going On’.
It is the first time she has worked with strings on an album. She has been changed by this experience. Changed for the better.
Please listen to Ranee. Her students do. Her husband does. Her kids do. Her Grandchildren do.
All music fans do ….
Matthew Barber considers himself to be a romantic …
A lover and observer of all things in the universe. A songwriter. A modern day poet.
In his latest album; ‘Big Romance‘, this Juno Award nominee – places his heart on the line and finishes first. A blend of old school Blues, Folk and Country – blended purposely with a Pop / Rock mentality.
Surrounding himself with some of the finest musicians and singers in Canada, Barber places himself among the elite of a new generation of songwriters in this vast country of talent.
Please listen as Matthew speaks of his love affairs …
It is a ‘Natural Fact’. Steve Strongman’s 2013 was a tremendous success!
One Juno and three Maple Blues Awards later; Strongman passed ‘hump-day in his musical career . Natural Fact was Steve’s fourth album and an acoustic goldmine of Blues’ tunes.
Fast forward to May 13th 2014. ‘Let Me Prove It To You’ now becomes his latest album and not the follow up most of his fans urged him to do.
Please listen as Steve explains everything! And more …
Micheal Kaeshammer knows where he came from …
Because of this – his latest album is a tribute to someone whose influence is a cornerstone to Kaeshammer’s foundation. A concrete reason for Micheal’s love of the New Orleans‘ sound.
Listen below as Micheal explains his love, his roots, his new album, his joy in performing and what the future holds for this thirty-six year old student of everything wonderful about music.