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 of all genres. July Gary Petersen - the original drummer for The Guess Who (and a man who started drumming before Rock n Roll's heyday) took some time out to chat about his career and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Four

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Three

Half way through the year - the music kept coming. The folks at The Montreal International Jazz Festival announced their line up and the stage was set ( so to speak). June Jann Arden was in town and at this point in her musical career - she is the Elton John of Canadian women. The … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Three

Bands for Baskets – Feeding the Needy in the West Island for Eleven Years!

 There are starving people living in the West Island. It is easy to ignore life's problems when everything is great in yours ! One day - Bands for Baskets may be something you are thankful for as life  tosses a curve ball across your empty dinner plate. Suddenly - a food basket will be the best … Continue reading Bands for Baskets – Feeding the Needy in the West Island for Eleven Years!

The League of Rock Montreal – Final Showcase, Studio Tracks and A Wrap Up with CEO Gary Johnston. Part Two

 The League of Rock Montreal is nearing the finish line in its inaugural session. It has been an interesting journey.  Four bands created from nothing. Rising from personal prowess to functioning Rock n Roll bands. Operating at high speeds as they cruise the landscape of music in Montreal. Along the way - gathering information from … Continue reading The League of Rock Montreal – Final Showcase, Studio Tracks and A Wrap Up with CEO Gary Johnston. Part Two

The League of Rock Montreal – Final Showcase, Studio Tracks and A Wrap Up with CEO Gary Johnston. Part One.

The League of Rock Montreal is nearing the finish line in its inaugural session. It has been an interesting journey.  Four bands created from nothing. Rising from personal prowess to functioning Rock n Roll bands. Operating at high speeds as they cruise the landscape of music in Montreal. Along the way - gathering information from … Continue reading The League of Rock Montreal – Final Showcase, Studio Tracks and A Wrap Up with CEO Gary Johnston. Part One.

Rick Keene Music Scene – What Exactly is The Talk on the Turnpike?

Every year - there is Christmas cheer.  In most places ... Please listen below to hear information about Bands for Baskets. An annual event which helps feed the needy in the West Island at Christmas. Also, find out about some upcoming shows in and around Montreal, hear some great tunes and chuckle at musician jokes … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – What Exactly is The Talk on the Turnpike?

The Lost Fingers – Christmas in a Non Conventional Kinda Way

The Lost Fingers aren't lost at all ... The band whose name derives from Django Reinhardt's loss of use in two fingers, are not resting on their laurels. Upping their game to new heights and exploring music from all corners of the globe. The Lost Fingers, a Gypsy-Jazz band are all set for Christmas. Albeit … Continue reading The Lost Fingers – Christmas in a Non Conventional Kinda Way