Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Greatest Songwriter Rick Murrin Loves His Underground Divas …

If you do not like to conform, your art will be incredible.

Painters, writers and musicians who live ‘outside the box’ see the world differently than the majority of 9 to 5 ers.

The ability to watch from above with two feet on the ground, more times than not; the deal-breaker.

Please have a listen below to some of the best songs to come out of Montreal since Leonard Cohen.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Velours; A Beautiful Voice Growing Up in Canada

You gotta do what you gotta do …

For singer / songwriter Velours – starting a career in the middle of a pandemic is backwards.

Live gigs normally precede media attention. Introducing the person for a couple of months before a tour; the new musical standard.

Tom Jackson

Please have a listen below to my chat with Velours about the new EP Identity, hear some new songs and a chance to win a backstage pass?

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Murray McLauchlan; A Canadian Music Legend. Part Two.

Few Canadians have accomplished what Murray McLauchlan has musically.

Murray McLauchlan has 19 albums and countless songs, honors, and awards to his credit — including 11 JUNO Awards and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award.

In 2020, in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in the Unites States, Murray took a long look at himself in the mirror.

‘Do I have some of this poison inside myself?’ A question many people should ask themselves.

Murray has written two new songs which are very poignant in 2020. Please listen below and learn some very important things about systematic racism and white privilege. The history behind it may wake you up. The question is; ‘What can we do about it?’

Tom Jackson

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Murray McLauchlan; A Canadian Music Legend. Part One

Few Canadians have accomplished what Murray McLauchlan has musically.

Murray McLauchlan has 19 albums and countless songs, honors, and awards to his credit — including 11 JUNO Awards and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award.

A singer/songwriter, painter, author, actor, and radio host — plus an Honorary Doctor of Laws and appointee to The Order of Canada. Murray is long-lauded as one of Canada’s most regarded artists throughout his 48-year career.

Murray has written two new songs which are very poignant in 2020. Come back for Part Two of my chat to listen and learn about looking in a mirror about systematic racism.

Tom Jackson

Please listen below to Part One of my chat with Murray. Hear some great tunes and discover history and songwriting skills.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Cree Artist Paul Napash (aka Star) Is Making Waves …

Helping others put positive vibes into the world helps yourself.

That is exactly the case with Label owner, producer and songwriter / performer Paul Napash.

Born and raised in Chisasibi, Qc, Paul is a proud member of the Eeyou istchee community. Bathed in music from infancy in his uncle’s band’s weekly rehearsals, he quickly got into how music can act as a unifier within a community. At age 9, as he picked up the guitar, and learnt the songs from local legends KASHTIN – And there would be no returning on this musical journey. 

Tom Jackson

Please listen below to my chat with Paul and hear some great tunes. Paul is performing a live stream show on November 22nd at Odiance.com

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week !

New tunes make the world go around …

Canadian musicians may lead the world as far as releasing real music. Not a lot of auto-tune going on when compared to other countries.

Please listen below to the Album of the Week

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Melanie Peterson – ‘We Got This !’

Not too shabby for someone who took music as a ‘release’.

Melanie Peterson moved to Toronto to be an actress. Life did not imitate her art. Someone’s guitar had other plans for the Saskatoon native.

Please enjoy my chat below with Melanie and hear some great tunes from the new album ‘We Got This’.

Tom Jackson

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Tom Jackson; Drug Addiction Leads To Giving Back Through The Huron Carole. Part Two

240 million dollars has been raised over the years.

Helping out an angel (once upon a time) has led Tom Jackson into a wonderful journey called life. A wonderful journey called The Huron Carole.

Please enjoy Part Two of my chat below with Tom Jackson and find out two very special Christmas memories

Tom Jackson

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Tom Jackson; Drug Addiction Leads To Giving Back Through The Huron Carole. Part One

240 million dollars has been raised over the years.

Helping out an angel (once upon a time) has led Tom Jackson into a wonderful journey called life.

Please enjoy Part One my chat below with Tom Jackson and find out ‘what if’ you display love everyday of your life …

Tom Jackson

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Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best Music Book This Year! Music Vs The Man

I fought the law and the law …?

Since time immemorial fierce battles have raged between singers, musicians, bands, fans, and The Man—the authorities. The battle has raged since the days of the Greek and Roman empires. In ancient Greece, Apollo represented order, harmony and civilization while Dionysus was the chaotic, frenzied god of wine, women and song — in modern parlance, “sex, drugs and rock and roll.”

Peter Rowe has written a brilliant book that not only chronicles the constant battle between authorities and the average man – it is a history book filled with essential chapters that define human rights.

Please have a listen below to my chat with Peter Rowe about Music Vs The Man

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Rick Keene Music Scene – The Sultans of String; The Most Important Album Released This Year

Education.

Most of the world’s troubles would disappear with the absence of ignorance. So much hate brought on by judgment would evolve into love if a little time was set aside to learn and grow.

Sultans of String are doing their part by way of their new album Refuge. A collection of global tales through music and lyrics. Musicians from around the world take part in this breathtaking voyage.

Please have a listen below to my chat with Chris McCool and hear some fantastic music from the album ‘Refuge’.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Very Scary Hallowe’en Special

Boo!

There are so many scary things happening in the world today – Hallowe’en seems timid in comparison.

Gowan

One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of Hallowe’en masks of different world leaders and spokespeople to scare the candy out of any Hallowe’en bag !

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Please listen below to some scary tunes and …?

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Who You Gonna Call On October 29th? Gowan !

Spirits from another world and Gowan go hand in hand.

Has there ever been a Canadian musician deeply connected with the souls of the world more than Lawrence Gowan?

Gowan

Musically, lyrically and entertainment -wise, Gowan grabs the heart and secures the pulse. Always on the go. Learning and growing; Gowan is the type of person the world needs right now.

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Please listen below to my chat with Gowan and get an update and details of his October 29th show. Hear Gowan’s thoughts about two musicians the world lost recently.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – J C Maillard Introduces “Saz Blues”. Part Two

A musical world traveler.

J C Maillard is not one to let his curiosity go unfed. Starting from an early age – music and more specifically, rhythms have inspired the Guadeloupe -born guitarist to travel inward and outward as a student of music.

J C Maillard began his unparalleled career in various collaborations with Caribbean artists in Zouk music. From there – a journey with several diverse and eclectic musicians from around the world took place around the globe.

It was his brainchild of creating the band Grand Baton and having former Rolling Stones’ backup singer Lisa Fischer on board that finally gave him the universal attention he more than rightfully deserved.

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Fast forward to 2020 and a forced isolation due to Covid, a new journey has begun. Equipped with a custom-made, new 8-strings instrument made for him; the SazBass has created the new release SazBlues.

Please listen below to part one of my chat with J C and receive an education on what makes a visionary tick, music from the album SazBlues and Working with Lisa Fischer

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Rick Keene Music Scene – J C Maillard Introduces “Saz Blues”. Part One

A musical world traveler.

J C Maillard is not one to let his curiosity go unfed. Starting from an early age – music and more specifically, rhythms have inspired the Guadeloupe -born guitarist to travel inward and outward as a student of music.

J C Maillard began his unparalleled career in various collaborations with Caribbean artists in Zouk music. From there – a journey with several diverse and eclectic musicians from around the world took place around the globe.

It was his brainchild of creating the band Grand Baton and having former Rolling Stones’ backup singer Lisa Fischer on board that finally gave him the universal attention he more than rightfully deserved.

Buy Tickets Here

Fast forward to 2020 and a forced isolation due to Covid, a new journey has begun. Equipped with a custom-made, new 8-strings instrument made for him; the SazBass has created the new release SazBlues.

Please listen below to part one of my chat with J C and receive an education on what makes a visionary tick along with music from the album SazBlues.

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