Rick Keene Music Scene – Spencer MacKenzie ; Canada’s Next Guitar Great?

Hard to have the Blues when you are nineteen years of age.

Sometimes – the classroom is all around and unless you are paying attention; the teacher remains invisible.

That is not the case with Spencer MacKenzie as he makes his way up the musical ladder. Already winning the best new artist at The Maple Blues Awards at the age of seventeen – Spencer is someone to watch and listen out for.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Trois Rivieres en Blues 2018

No Blues – no popular music. That is the fact.

Men like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Elmore James – the framework for what we now know as ‘auto-tune’. These men would be rolling in their graves if they knew how their hard work has been destroyed by computers.

 

That is the great thing about Blues music and the players that play it. Real. Authentic. True.

Please listen below to my chat with Brian Slack about some of these musicians that will be in

Trois Rivieres from Aug.23rd – Aug.26th.

 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Selling Steve Hackett by the Pound

 

 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 – something was missing ..

Please have a listen below to one of their best albums and hear some of the behind the scenes nuances which took place.

 

 

 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Kate McGarry; A Loving Trio Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

 

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 music lovers of all genres.

Please listen below as Kate explains the thinking, the process and her thoughts about working with Keith Ganz and Gary Versace

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Goudreau; Making a Name for His Music in Hollywood!

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 one of those guys.

 

Inadvertently stumbling into a lucrative licensing career which has seen his songs played in many TV shows and Hollywood films. CSI Los Angeles and Netflix’ Bloodline to name two.

Please have a listen below to my chat with Mike about licensing music for visual media South of the Border and other tales related to his career. Listen to some great tunes which are being released for the first time commercially on Alternate Takes Volume One.

 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Danielle Duval; Injecting Freshness Into Rock n Roll

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 and eighties.

Please listen below to some tracks from Danielle’s new album Lose It and find out what rare pieces of musical equipment were used in the recording of the album.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Quite Simply, Some of the Best Female Vocalists and What’s Coming !

Angels are among us …

Their voices as forceful and as soft as need be. Sounds of the souls drifting into the air and pollinating those who pay attention.

Please have a listen below to some great new tunes and a new / old song from one of Montreal’s wayward daughters. Find out what is coming up on

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Talk soon !