Paolo Stante; A Montreal Guitarist Born for The 70’s

 

Paolo Stante knows how to play guitar. No argument there.

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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.

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Biking Across Canada for David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Message

Derek Olive likes to ride his bicycle.

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 Derek also enjoys playing the guitar and writing songs.

Perfect!

Olive combines the two loves of his life and ( if that weren’t enough) , is also raising awareness and money for Canada’s environmental future.

Please listen below as Derek explains everything.

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Aug 22nd – Trois Rivieres Blues Festival

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Roomful of Blues – From B​.​B. King to Colin James; The Little Big Band That Could .​.​.

Chris Vachon plays guitar for Roomful of Blues …

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For forty – five years, the band plays in a roomful of Blues fans. Opening up for or backing guys like B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton. 

In a Canadian connection, the band is most known as being Colin James’ ‘Little Big Band’. A pretty good resume for a band that does not need to be part of anything. On their own – one of the best Blues and Swing Bands in the music market.

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Please listen below as Chris talks about all the above and his own experience and thoughts as a guitar player.

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Aug 22nd at Trois Rivieres Blues Festival

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You Can Call Her ‘ Becky …’

Rebecca Fiset Cote has an amazing voice. That is the easy part.

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Songwriting and making her way into a world filled with wannabes is the hard part. Can she accomplish what she wants with her life? To make a career as a singer?

Please listen below as ‘Becky’ talks about her dreams, aspirations and a collaboration with a musician which seems to be working great.

So far …

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Join the RecordBreakers at Dundees in Ste Anne de Bellevue on July 30th.

7pm

 

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Montreal and Canada’s Hidden Songwriter; Rob Lutes

Rob Lutes is ‘one of those guys …’

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A guy whose name circulates like a breeze entering a screen door in the green humid pastures of Canada’s vast farmland. Omni – present, appreciated, yet seldom heard over the dales of the County lines.

Until now.

Please listen below as Rob speaks of his latest project and his beginnings in singing. A five year old pitch – perfect Freddie Mercury is a long way away from Country, Folk and Blues …

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Justin Saladino; Montreal’s Next Frank Marino?

Justin Saladino is a good student. For that matter, he is also a good teacher.

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Please listen below as Justin talks about his influences, his band and what is in store for them in the coming weeks. An EP perhaps?

 

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Justin will be at

Bistro a Jo Jo on July 30th and Smoke Meat Pete’s on July 31th.

Join the RecordBreakers at Dundees in Ste Anne de Bellevue on July 30th.

7pm

 

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Two Filmmakers from Montreal Need Your Help to Make Musical History

Marc  Manseau and Helgi Piccinin need your help.

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The two filmmakers are making a documentary of the World’s Most Recorded Drummer. Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie has recorded with Aretha Franklin, James Brown, the Rolling Stones and Miles Davis.

That’s just a few …

Click here to access their Crowdfunding page and please listen below to the director’s own words.

 

 

 

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Patrick Lehman – ‘For Dad …’

Patrick Lehman’s father passed away before his latest album was completed.

Sad – yet a blessing in disguise for the Montreal  born singer and songwriter.

Please listen below as Patrick talks about his Dad and the influence he had on his life and his latest album.

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Say ‘ Cello’ to Dom La Nena …

Dom La Nena started playing Cello at the age of eight. The rest?

History as they say …

 

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Originally from Brazil and a current resident of France – Dom’s latest album is a foray into strange waters. For her.

Please listen below as Dom speaks of her latest project ‘Soyo’, her musical voyage thus far and her work with friend and fellow musician Piers Faccini.

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Jill Barber; Up Close …

Jill Barber is hard to pin down …

Is she Jazz? Pop? A little of both?

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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.

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Rick Keene Music Scene Presents; What’s Going On?

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 …?

 

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Ranee … ‘What’s Going On’? Part Two

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 ….

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Visit Strangers in the Night Here Please! Buy tickets. All proceeds go to Starlight Children’s Foundation.

 

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Matthew Barber; A ‘Big Romance’ with Songwriting …

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 …

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Juno Award Winner Steve Strongman ‘Proves it To Us’ ….

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 …

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May 28th CD Launch at Bistro a Jo Jo

May 31st L’Astral Concert

 

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Michael Kaeshammer; Honoring his Roots

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.

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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.

Enjoy …

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