Every musician is - a little bit Country ... Following in the true vain of the roots of popular music, Mary-Lynn Doroschuk ( daughter of Stefan Doroschuk of Men Without Hats fame) is bursting on to the music scene with fresh and creative Country / Rockabilly / Pop songs. Poignant lyrics with crisp riffs and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘ Wave 21’ Adding a Much Needed Country Element to the Montreal Music Scene
Once upon a time, Genesis was not a Pop band. Cutting edge songs in the prog Rock vein was what made Genesis into one of the biggest selling commercial bands of all time. Lyricist and singer Peter Gabriel and guitar player Steve Hackett were a huge part of that equation. Upon their departure - … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Selling Steve Hackett by the Pound
Kate McGarry has one of the greatest voices in music. One Grammy nomination under her belt later, Kate has hooked up with two of her favorite fellows to record an album fitting for not just a Grammy award - an Oscar award as well. Combining Jazz sensibilities with soundtrack mentalities is a coup for … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Kate McGarry; A Loving Trio Just in Time for Valentine’s Day
One man's junk is another man's treasure. Sometimes, artists do not get their just due. Instead of rolling over and crying into their old Blues records, craftsmen must think outside the box. They look for avenues to not only make money - to also earn the respect they deserve for quality art Mike Goudreau is … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Goudreau; Making a Name for His Music in Hollywood!
Sometimes, music needs to be injected with the past. Danielle Duval, a former Montrealer now living in Toronto, appears to have accomplished the large task of injecting some fresh blood into Rock n Roll. Not inventing the wheel but incorporating sounds she heard from a band which were rather large in the late 70's … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Danielle Duval; Injecting Freshness Into Rock n Roll
Canada's up and coming band are here ! In a few short years the band has gone from playing acoustic folk inspired melodies to playing acoustic folk inspired melodies. The crowds just got bigger ! Please listen below to my chat with Darryl James about the new album, the fans and what to expect in … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Strumbellas; A Chat About the Pureness of Music
On paper - Joss Stone and Melissa Etheridge look great as a double bill. In reality - they are greater than the sum of two parts ... When Joss Stone was in her Mother's tummy, she attended one of her Mom's favorite artists in concert. When Joss was seventeen - she sang as part of … Continue reading Montreal Jazz Festival Review – Joss Stone and Melissa Etheridge