Rick Keene Music Scene – Six Songs You Can’t Say on Televison ( or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Benny Hill ).

George Carlin knew the deal. Somehow he knew how the rich control the media and in return – the media control the masses. 

Disguised as a ‘news story’ – the real goal is to send patrons to an establishment or buy a product. Anyone who ‘helps’ – gets free ‘meals’.

Same thing with music. 

Buy advertising and just like that, your music is on the playlist. Have a cousin who works for the media outlet? Next thing you know – headlining a major festival is on the itinerary.

 

 

Please listen below to six  songs that will never be heard on the rad … er … television.

Unless …. 

 

 

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The Zombies will be in Montreal April 1st ! 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Anthony Gomes; Giving Back Through Music and Actions ! Part Two.

 The Blues will get ya all the time !

Singer / songwriter and guitarist Anthony Gomes had a revelation at Sam the Record Man in Toronto. The Blues got him and got him bad …

Fast forward to 2017 and The Blues world would not be the same. Combining all elements of The Blues, Anthony is a true scholar of the music which ‘heals’. A lesson Anthony learned from life experience. 

Please listen below as Anthony educates us on The Blues and provides examples of what happens when a student ‘listens’. 

In Part Two – Anthony explains his take on Chuck Berry, The Stones and his Top Ten Guitarists !

Anthony? What’s up?

 

 

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Visit The Zombies here !

The Zombies will be in Montreal April 1st ! 

Buy Tickets Here ! 

 

 

 

 

Rick Keene Music Scene – Anthony Gomes; Giving Back Through Music and Actions !

The Blues will get ya all the time !

Singer / songwriter and guitarist Anthony Gomes had a revelation at Sam the Record Man in Toronto. The Blues got him and got him bad …

Fast forward to 2017 and The Blues world would not be the same. Combining all elements of The Blues, Anthony is a true scholar of the music which ‘heals’. A lesson Anthony learned from life experience. 

Please listen below as Anthony educates us on The Blues and provides examples of what happens when a student ‘listens’. 

Stay tuned for Part Two – Anthony explains his involvement in an upcoming Montreal gig that gives back to a mental health establishment. Something that is dear to Gomes’ own heart !

Anthony? What’s up?

 

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Correction – Anthony will not be part of Jazz Festival. Apologies.


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The Zombies will be in Montreal April 1st ! 

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Rick Keene and Sarah Slean … ‘Metaphysics’

Sarah Slean is keen …

Not only is she excited about her new disc, she is also excited about her new life. 

Following a period of self-reflection, Sarah has arrived at a couple of conclusions. Discoveries that may – or may not, include the film My Cousin Vinny. 

Say what?

Please listen below as Sarah speaks of the new album and hear some great new tunes from the album Metaphysics ! 

Thanks for listening …

 

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Visit The Zombies here !

The Zombies will be in Montreal April 1st ! 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Gonna Go Way Out, Way Out ( That’s Where the Fun Is !)

 Montrealers – just like The Flintstones …  rock !

 

Although The Way-Outs are not coming to Montreal – many artists are !

Please listen below to some of the shows, some great tunes and where you can buy tickets !

 

Ian Janes is opening up for Matt Anderson on March 30th @L’Astral

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*Listen below to previous interview with The Zombies bassist Chris White !

 

Visit The Zombies here !

The Zombies will be in Montreal April 1st ! 

Buy Tickets Here ! 

 

 

 

Rick Keene Music Scene – Ian Janes; Crafting Songs The East Coast Kinda Way …

Ian Janes comes from Nova Scotia. His songs? More universal than that.

Combining an eclectic range of influences which he received as gifts from his Mom in the house growing up – Ian is on the brink of a brilliant career.

Please listen below as Ian explains everything you need to know about his influences, his songwriting process and thoughts on Ray Charles . An enormous influence. 

Ian? What’s Up?

 

Ian is opening up for Matt Anderson on March 30th @L’Astral !

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Visit Ian Janes Here !

 

*Listen below to previous interview with The Zombies bassist Chris White !

 

 

Stay tuned for some new tunes from The Zombies!

Visit The Zombies here !

The Zombies will be in Montreal April 1st ! 

Buy Tickets Here ! 

 

 

 

Kevin Harvey of The Durham County Poets Talks The ‘Roots’ of ‘Monday Morning’

Country, Folk and Blues …

 

Three ingredients that make up ‘the Chikkaboodah Stew’. 

Did you miss a new trendy meal? Don’t worry, you can get a taste of the ‘stew’ Saturday night at Smoke Meat Pete in Ile Perrot.

‘The Chikkaboodah Stew’ is the name of The Durham County Poets’ second CD and songs from their soon-to-be-released new CD will be played on Saturday evening. 

Please listen below as lead singer Kevin Harvey talks about ‘the poets’, their influences and the chemistry within the band. You can also hear a sample from the new album !

Kevin? What’s up? 

 

The Durham County Poets will be at Smoke Meat Pete March 18th !

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 Matt Anderson will be at L’Astral in Montreal on March. 30th

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Please listen below to some great tunes and upcoming shows in Montreal ! Thank you ! Merci !

 

 

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Rick Keene Music Scene; What’s Happening Musically in Montreal !

Hard to keep track of the craziness in the world ! 

 

Matt Anderson – March 30th L’Astral

At the very least, we have music and lots of it in Montreal !

Matt Anderson will be at L’Astral in Montreal on March. 30th

Buy Tics here !

Please listen below to some great tunes and upcoming shows in Montreal ! Thank you ! Merci !

 

 

 

 

 Visit The Montreal Baseball Project Here !

Thanks for all your support

Please advertise or donate

to help me continue to promote musicians !

Thanks to George Durst of

The House of Jazz!

 

Rick Keene Music Scene; Matt Anderson Talks Stuart McLean, Derek Trucks and Music !

Rarely does an ‘honest man’ come along …

Matt Anderson is ‘that man’. Hard working and a student of music. A passion that has seen his rise atop the Blues scene in North America. Winner of multiple awards and the first Canadian to take a top prize at The Memphis International Blues Competition.

Please listen below as Matt pays homage to the late host of The Vinyl Cafe Stuart McLean and gives his thoughts on some great musical talent. 

Oh ya  – you can also hear some of Matt’s great songs from his last album –  ‘An Honest Man’. 

Matt will be at L’Astral in Montreal on March. 30th

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Thanks for listening ! Talk soon !

Matt?

 

 

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 Visit The Montreal Baseball Project Here !

 

Thanks for all your support

Please advertise or donate

to help me continue to promote musicians !

Thanks to George Durst of

The House of Jazz!

 

Rick Keene Music Scene – What’s Coming in Montreal

 

As usual … a lot coming in and around Montreal.

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Matt Anderson March 25th – L’Astral

Please listen below, hear some tunes and discover the amazing shows happening in the coming weeks.

 

Thanks for listening ! Talk soon …

 

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The Record Breakers; The Kids are Allright !

Some may call them a novelty act. Others may dismiss these teenagers as ‘cute.’

 

If The Record Breakers’ first EP is any indication, the band will be around a long time~

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Please listen below as Hayden, Bella, Devan and Julian talk about their album and look for their keyboard player Michael.

Guys? What’s up?

 

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Angel Forrest’s Eleven Angels !

Angel has recruited some angels for her new album. Guitar-playing heavenly bodies. ‘All of them have wings – some of them, don’t know why…’

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Please listen below as Angel speaks of her ‘ angels’ and what went down at The Corona Theater on her Birthday !

Angel? What’s up?

 

 

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Matt Anderson is … an ‘Honest Man’.

Matt Anderson has shared the stage with some pretty big names. B.B. King, Randy Bachman – to name a couple.

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Please listen below as Matt talks about his new album; Honest Man. A collection of tunes ripe with Blues, Folk, Country and Rock.

In other words; real music.

 

Matt? What’s up?

 

 

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Steve Hill’s Second Volume; Almost perfect …

Blues guitarist extraordinaire Steve Hill, finally finished his Solo Recordings Volume Two.

The disc took two years to make. It was worth the wait!

Please listen below as Steve talks about the new album, the old (er) album and the state of the Blues in Quebec. Steve is currently on tour with Matt Anderson and Kim Churchill. Check out Steve’s site for all the info.

Steve?

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