Children are the future ... Imagine how the world will appear in ten years? Imagine there is no safe zone at all? Homes and schools - the two places where kids should feel safe. A pair of sacred turfs now affected more and more by gun violence in the United States of America. One of … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -April Wine’s Co-Founder Jim Henman Has Had Enough of School Shootings and Is Doing Something About It !
What you hear on stage is only the tip of a musician's iceberg. Starting with Mashmakhan , guitarist Brian Greenway has had a very colorful and fruitful musical career. The Wackers , The Dudes , April Wine and now two new entities to keep Brian's musical chops fresh and alive . Brian Greenway's Blues Bus … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -April Wine’s Brian Greenway; Part of Canadian Music History
Practice makes perfect ... For guitarist Paolo Stante - the less he thinks - the more he feels the music. Just prior to the release of his third disc; At It Again - that is the essence of Paolo's music. Experience through gigging and writing has brought less panic to Stante's craft and in turn, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Paolo Stante ; The Next Generation of Montreal Guitarists
Remember when Rock was energetic? The bands, the fans and the music all had big hair and the experience of going to a show was electrifying ? An event? An experience that sculpted you for life ? Not to worry, that experience is back and once you attend a show by the band … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – BackTraxx; Bringing Hairspray and Rock n Roll Back from The Eighties !
In a music galaxy far, far away - a Canadian band altered the airwaves and sent Canada into an entirely different universe. Crack of Dawn were the first black band to be signed to a major label (CBS) in Canada. Otis Redding’s producer discovered them and the band sold more albums than Earth, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Wake Up Music World, It Is The ‘Crack of Dawn’ !
Without Jim Henman - April Wine may have never been the same. Without The Henman Family, East Coast music may not have been the same. Jim Henman ( bass) along with cousins David (Guitar) and Ritchie (Drums) started the band April Wine. Jim grabbed his old mate from a band called Woody's Termites and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – April Wine Co – Founder Jim Henman’s Family Affair !
Never shut the door on an opportunity. Up and coming local musicians require all the help they can get. Live venues are closing, CD sales are slumping and the money that comes in from iTunes and other streaming services is barely enough to buy guitar strings for most bands. When out of town musicians arrive … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Local Montreal Band East of Sunday Chosen As The Opening Act For Carvin Jones!