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Rick Keene Music Scene – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band?

Sgt. Pepper ? Familiar ?

 

 

Chances are the guys above know him well.

It’s been fifty years since the four headed monster known as The Beatles recorded an album that forever changed popular music. ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ altered the way people sang, recorded and marketed their music. A feather in the Fab Four’s hat to be sure.

 

The San Francisco String Trio know Sgt. Pepper and they love him ! So much so – their album  “May I Introduce You‘ pays homage to The Beatles’ landmark album.

Please listen below to hear some new / old songs from the album. A disc that everyone hums along to at one point in their lives !

Thanks for listening ! Talk soon !

 

Listen below to my chat with Larry Day about Strangers in the Night 13 !

 

 

 

 

Visit Styx Here !

Visit Strangers in the Night Here !

 

 

Visit Jarrett Lobley Project Here !

 

 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Larry Day Talks Strangers in the Night 13!

Once upon a time, in a bar far far away …

Strangers in the Night – an idea born in the parking lot of a bar named The Firm, featured one band. The Boogie Wonder Band were the event’s initial entertainment and from that point on; founder Larry Day never looked back.

 

Fast forward twelve years and the 2017 edition is poised to be the biggest and best yet! More food, more space and one of the biggest selling bands of all time ! Strangers in the Night 13 is on a ‘Mission’ and the super-group Styx just happen to have a new album of the same name!

 

The album; The Mission has accomplished it’s mission. In 2017 – Styx is back on the Billboard 100 and they are landing in Quebec on August 25th.

Please listen below to my chat with founder Larry Day. He has been a big fan of Styx since the mid seventies. Discover his thoughts on Strangers in the Night 13 and find out what you need to know to attend what should be the biggest show ever in the West Island!

Thanks for listening ! Talk soon !

Larry? What’s up?

 

 

Listen below to my chat with Gowan! A member of Styx since 1999!

 

 

 

Visit Styx Here !

Visit Strangers in the Night Here !

 

 

Visit Jarrett Lobley Project Here !

 

 

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Song for Markov, The ‘Mooch’ and Jack Black Recites Carl Sandburg

Everyone needs a break once in a while. Noise pollution is not good for the musical soul.  

 

 

Please enjoy some real tunes in the meantime. Rick Keene Music Scene will be back before you can say Andrei Markov !

 

 

 

Listen to my interview with Lawrence Gowan of Styx below !

 

 

 

Visit Styx Here !

Visit Strangers in the Night Here !

 

 

Visit Jarrett Lobley Project Here !

 

Rick Keene Music Scene – Lawrence Gowan of Styx Talks About The New Album; The Mission !

Ground control to Maj … Oops! Wrong space journey …

Styx has returned to Earth momentarily with their first new album in 14 years ! One can say they are on a ‘mission’. A trip to insert a seamless album into the vast and historic Styx catalog. A recording that will not ‘skip’ the pure sound of the band’s timeline on disc or live. 

 

The album; The Mission has accomplished it’s mission. In 2017 – Styx is back on the Billboard 100 and they are landing in Quebec in August.

Please listen below to my chat with Astronaut Lawrence Gowan. He has been part of the crew of Styx since 1999. Discover his thoughts on the new album and find out if the band will be partying like it’s 1999 in Quebec !

Thanks for listening ! Talk soon !

 

 

 

Visit Styx Here !

Visit Strangers in the Night Here !

Visit Nuits D’Afrique Here !

Visit Jarrett Lobley Project Here !

 

Rick Keene Music Scene – Festival International Nuits D’Afrique ; Putting Rhythm Into Context !

Festival International Nuits D’Afrique.

Be there !

In the 31st year – the Festival International Nuits D’Afrique is necessary. The ingredients; the pre -cursor to all popular music today. No African rhythms? No Jazz Festival. It is – that easy …

Please listen below to some tunes from some of the artists performing as well as information pertaining to the Festival !

Thanks for listening ! Talk soon !

 

 

Visit Nuits D’Afrique Here !

 

 

Visit Jarrett Lobley Project Here !

 

 

 

 

Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – King Crimson.

King Crimson are one of ‘those‘ bands …

Several short stints in several increments have survived since 1969. Starting with ‘The Court of The Crimson King’ until their upcoming appearance on July 3rd in Montreal – this band is still cutting  edge.

 

Please listen below to my chat with Gavin Harrison, one of three drummers within King Crimson. He talks about all of the above and why he thinks touring in a van may not be such a good idea for young bands.

Gavin? What’s up?

 

 

Visit The Jazz Festival Here !

 

Keep coming back

to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for interviews, previews, news and reviews about many of the artists and shows that will be part of this year’s festival.

 

Visit MusiTec Here !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – Michael Kaeshammer

Michael Kaeshammer has been here -done that. The Montreal Jazz Festival? Second nature for him …

Before setting out on an European tour and then China – Michael’s upcoming appearance at The Montreal International Jazz Festival on July 6th is just one of very few gigs this summer. Michael is taking the time to prepare for two upcoming albums to be partly recorded in New Orleans. Two discs Michael is currently writing material for.

 

Please listen below to my chat as Michael talks about all of the above and much, much more….

Michael? What’s up?

 

 

Visit The Jazz Festival Here !

 

Keep coming back

to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for interviews, previews, news and reviews about many of the artists and shows that will be part of this year’s festival.

 

Visit MusiTec Here !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – Buddy Guy, Charlie Musslewhite, Steve Hill and Matt Andersen

Steve Hill has opened for Buddy Guy a few times. Meeting him – an entirely different tale …

Steve will be opening up for Buddy once more on June 30th as part of Le Festival International de Jazz a Montreal. It is part of a triple bill including; Guy, Charlie Musslewhite and Matt Andersen. A definitive Blues fans’ delight.

Please listen below as Steve talks about Buddy’s influence on him and hear Hill’s thoughts on both Charlie and Matt Andersen. You can listen to some great tunes as well !

Steve? What’s up?

 

Visit The Jazz festival here !

 

Keep coming back

to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for interviews, previews, news and reviews about many of the artists and shows that will be part of this year’s festival.

 

Visit The Montreal International Jazz Festival Here !

Visit Anthony Gomes Here !

Visit MusiTec Here !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce ‘Mississippi’ Johnson – Singing Music the Right Way !

Sometimes, the Blues is in you for a lifetime. It just takes a while to come out .

Bruce ‘ Mississippi’ Johnson has been involved in music for a very long time. Playing and performing ‘other people’s’ songs. Now – it’s his turn to perform his own.

Please listen below to  my chat with Bruce as we discuss the roots of his love for music. Good music …

Bruce? What’s up?

 

Visit Bruce here !

 

Keep coming back

to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for interviews, previews, news and reviews about many of the artists and shows that will be part of this year’s festival.

 

Visit The Montreal International Jazz Festival Here !

Visit Anthony Gomes Here !

Visit MusiTec Here !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonnie Raitt , Royal Wood and a Bevy of Artists Coming To the Montreal Jazz Festival

 

 

All that Jazz …

 

The Montreal International Jazz Festival stats June 29th. It promises – once more, to be legendary as acts from all corners of the globe meet in Montreal for the largest Jazz Festival in the world.

 

 

Keep coming back to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for interviews, previews, news and reviews about many of the artists and shows that will be part of this year’s festival.

Please listen below to some tunes, interviews and shows coming to Montreal !

Thanks for listening !

 

Visit The Montreal International Jazz Festival Here !

Visit Anthony Gomes Here !

Visit MusiTec Here !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Goyette – Gerry Boulet and James Cotton All Rolled Into One !

Martin Goyette is a force to be reckoned with. 

Rarely does an artist come along who delivers vocals so powerfully. So passionately. So forcefully. Combining a lifelong education of the Blues with a passion for learning more and more.

That’s Martin. 

Big Beets is Martin’s sophomore disc and it displays a willingness to take a craft and expand it to another level. Please – listen below to some very cool tunes as well as Martin talk about his transition from first grade to second grade in the classroom of music.

Martin? What’s Up?

 

Please Visit Martin Here !

 

 

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The Montreal International Jazz Festival starts June 29th. It promises – once more, to be legendary as acts from all corners of the globe meet in Montreal for the largest Jazz Festival in the world.

 

 

Keep coming back to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for interviews, previews, news and reviews about many of the artists and shows that will be part of this year’s festival.

 

Visit The Montreal International Jazz Festival Here !

Visit Anthony Gomes Here !

Visit MusiTec Here !

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIVERCAT – What Happens in New Jersey, Does Not Stay in New Jersey.

What happens in New Jersey, does not stay in New Jersey.

Musically, anyways …

Springsteen set the bar pretty high for guys like Mark Rivers. Something which clearly shines through on RiverCat’s new album; Hard Road to Freedom. 

Please listen below as Mark explains his band RiverCat , his own musical influences and his job as Garland Jeffrey’s tour manager.

Hear some great tunes as well !

Mark? What’s Up?

 

 Part Two !

 

Visit RiverCat Here !

 

The Montreal International Jazz Festival starts June 29th. It promises – once more, to be legendary as acts from all corners of the globe meet in Montreal for the largest Jazz Festival in the world.

 

 

Keep coming back to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for interviews, previews, news and reviews about many of the artists and shows that will be part of this year’s festival.

 

 

Visit The Montreal International Jazz Festival Here !

Visit Anthony Gomes Here !

Visit MusiTec Here !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Are You Talkin’ To Me?’

Wanna know what interviews are coming up this week?

Well, you have come to the right place.  How do you play it? Simple. Click on the play button  and voila !

Music and previews for your listening pleasure. 

 

 

The Montreal International Jazz Festival starts June 29th. It promises – once more, to be legendary as acts from all corners of the globe meet in Montreal for the largest Jazz Festival in the world.

 

 

Keep coming back to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for interviews, previews, news and reviews about many of the artists and shows that will be part of this year’s festival.

Please listen below to the interviews coming this week on Rick Keene Music Scene.com.

Thanks for listening !

Talk soon!

 

 

 

Visit The Montreal International Jazz Festival Here !

Visit Anthony Gomes Here !

Visit MusiTec Here !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Keene Music Scene – Your Weekend Playlist !

Can’t find good tunes on your radio dial?

Well, you have come to the right place. Two hours of news and music to play when you want over the weekend. How do you play it? Simple. Click on the play button on each part and voila !

Music of all genres for your listening pleasure. 

 

 

The Montreal International Jazz Festival starts June 29th. It promises – once more, to be legendary as acts from all corners of the globe meet in Montreal for the largest Jazz Festival in the world.

 

Keep coming back to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for interviews, previews, news and reviews about many of the artists and shows that will be part of this year’s festival.

Please listen below to some of the acts that are performing and discover the interviews coming next week on Rick Keene Music Scene.com.

Thanks for listening !

Talk soon!

 

 

Visit The Montreal International Jazz Festival Here !

Visit Anthony Gomes Here !

Visit MusiTec Here !

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIVERCAT Covers Del Shannon, Bryan Ferry’s Guitarist and A Montreal International Jazz Festival Preview

It is almost that time of year, boyz and gurls …

The Montreal International Jazz Festival starts June 29th. It promises – once more, to be legendary as acts from all corners of the globe meet in Montreal for the largest Jazz Festival in the world.

Keep coming back to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for interviews, previews, news and reviews about many of the artists and shows that will be part of this year’s festival.

Please listen below to some of the acts that are performing and discover the interviews coming this week on Rick Keene Music Scene.com.

Thanks for listening !

Talk soon!

 

 

Visit The Montreal International Jazz Festival Here !

Visit Anthony Gomes Here !

 

 

 

 

 

Concert Review; Garland Jeffreys Falls ‘Head Over Heels’ For Montreal !

Someone should not  tell Garland Jeffreys he is seventy-three years old.

If he ‘realizes it’he may start acting the part. 

The legend was in town last night at Club Soda along with a backing band who not only complimented Jeffreys; they were the icing on the guitar case.

Two songs into a very lengthy two set show, Jeffreys ( as he is known to do) – walked into the crowd. Jeffreys (as he is not known to do), stepped on an errant duffle bag. The sack, truthfully – not part of the act. Abandoned like an empty beer case – the bag became Jeffreys’ sole Nemesis among the loving fan base that packed Club Soda.

Garland went head first onto the floor.

 ‘That’s Rock n Roll baby !’

On his feet, back on stage – the fall never happened. In true professionalism, Jeffreys never missed a beat and never mentioned the incident, the bag or the unknown culprit. An insight into Jeffreys’ staying power of almost fifty years on stage. A testament to the man’s character.

 Brian Justin “JJ” Jordan (guitar) , Charly Roth – keys, Brian Stanley ( bass) and Tom Curiano (drums)  were the thieves on this night. Looting, pillaging the souls in the audience. Raping the songs and making them their own. Taking everything they had and delivering perfection within Rock, Pop, Reggae and Balladry. Curiano in particular, the ringleader – the co-ordinator of music bliss. 

Including songs from the new album; ’14 Steps to Harlem’ – Jeffreys and his band traveled the catalog of covers and original tunes in a well oiled rusty car. No gimmicks, no light showno fuss. ‘Coney Island Winter’ to the title track on the new disc  ’14 Steps to Harlem’.  From ‘?and the Mysterians’ ’96 Tears’ to ‘The Beatles’ ‘Help’ . Vintage playing by vintage guys. Vintage vocals by a vintage singer. The type of show every musician should attend to learn their craft. Garland Jeffreys and his band; top notch entertainment and top notch talent.

Within Garland Jeffreys and his fine line between partying on stage to singing – Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground are prominent. Lyrically, poetically and musically. That New York state of mind. 

Reed’s ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’ – eloquently displayed in a slightly rockier version,  gathering speed as the tune progressed. A heartfelt homage to Jeffrey old Syracuse pal.

Jeffreys is all New York. The attitude – front and center in his lyrics and his between song banter. No shyness in telling audience members to shut up when he is talking. Jeffeys is a Brooklyn – ite through and through. 

Showstoppers  included ‘Spanish Town’ , ‘Dylan’s ‘She Belongs To Me’, ‘Reggae on Broadway’ and his big hit ‘Wild in the Streets’. Genres which make up the essence of music today. Latin flavors, Folk / Country, Reggae / Funk and Rock / Punk.  

Someone should tell Jeffreys and his band of merry-men they delivered the goods. That way – they may act the part sooner than later in Montreal. 

 

 

Strangers in the Night – Aug.25th

 

 

 

Rick Keene Music Scene.com – What’s Going On Musically in Montreal ?

Bored? 

No need to sit around and do nothing. No need to listen to music on your ghetto blaster. Wake up the neighbors and call the kids! Or – better still, have the kids wake the neighbors with loud music !

Please have a listen below to some shows that are coming up. Listen to what interviews are coming up. Hear some fantastic tunes that have already come up !

Montreal is pretty cool that way !

Talk soon !

 

 

Strangers in the Night – Aug.25th

 

 

 

‘Too Many Cooks’ Down to One; Richard D ‘Anjou Delivers the Best Quebec Rock Album of the Year

 ‘Too Many Cooks’ spoil the broth …

Unless of course you are talking about ‘the band’. 

‘Too Many Cooks’ exploded onto the Quebec scene in 1986 and their rise was meteoric. Mesmerizing. Monumental. 

Fast forward to 2017, the band is no longer a working unit and Richard D’Anjou has been out of the music spotlight for ten plus years. The former ‘addict’ and current sober Father has returned with an album that could well be the best Rock album from Quebec this year.

Please listen below to my chat with Richard as we discuss ‘Too Many Cooks’, his thought process and the new album.

Hear some great tracks too! 

Richard? What’s Up?

 

 

CD Launch Monday April 10th

5 a 7

 Petit Campus

Visit Richard Here !

 

Listen below to upcoming shows in Montreal !

 

Strangers in the Night – Aug.25th

 

 

What’s Going On in Montreal Musically?

Bored? 

No need to sit around and do nothing. No need to listen to music on your ghetto blaster. Wake up the neighbors and call the kids! Or – better still, have the kids wake the neighbors with loud music !

Please have a listen below to some shows that are coming up. Listen to what interviews are coming up. Hear some fantastic tunes that have already come up !

Montreal is pretty cool that way !

Talk soon !

 

Strangers in the Night – Aug.25th

 

 

Jordan Officer; Paying Homage to Chuck Berry with Words and Chords

Jordan Officer has hit his stride …

With two Blues albums behind him, Jordan Officer has officially passed ‘hump day’.

All that lay ahead is weekend after weekend of fun as he digs further and further into the roots of Blues, Country and Rock music. Jordan is on an interesting journey and one that may not be as complete without the influence of Chuck Berry as Jordan records his third Blues album.

Please listen below as Jordan explains Chuck’s influence on not only his guitar playing – Rock n’ Roll guitar playing as well …

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Find out his thought process thus far in the recording of his first two albums.

Jordan? What’s Up?

 

Visit Jordan Here and Get Tickets For Thursday April 6th !

 

 

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