Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Best Musicians

The best is not necessarily paraded in front of you. Montreal ( and surroundings) has some of the finest musicians, producers, engineers and behind the scene women and men in the world. They are right in front of your nose. Rock, Pop, Country, Blues, Jazz and everything in between is seeded and nurtured in Montreal … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Best Musicians

Rick Keene Music Scene – Paul DesLauriers is Filled With ‘Bounce’ on the New Album. Part Two

One of the best guitar players in Montreal is in a zone. Paul DesLauriers has seen and grown a lot since he first picked up a guitar and started playing. Multiple Maple Blues awards, winner of the Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge which led to second place at the IBC Blues competition held in Memphis, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Paul DesLauriers is Filled With ‘Bounce’ on the New Album. Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Paul DesLauriers is Filled With ‘Bounce’ on the New Album. Part One

One of the best guitar players in Montreal is in a zone. Paul DesLauriers has seen and grown a lot since he first picked up a guitar and started playing. Multiple Maple Blues awards, winner of the Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge which led to second place at the IBC Blues competition held in Memphis, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Paul DesLauriers is Filled With ‘Bounce’ on the New Album. Part One

Rick Keene Music Scene – David Clayton Thomas; The ‘Spinning Wheel’ Has Never Stopped. Part Three

From jail to a Hooker. David Clayton-Thomas was abused as a kid. Because Fathers never went to jail in those days, many kids like David - ended up in jail. While in prison, David discovered the guitar. Learning the instrument brought David around the world and within the band Blood, Sweat and Tears - David … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – David Clayton Thomas; The ‘Spinning Wheel’ Has Never Stopped. Part Three

Rick Keene Music Scene – David Clayton Thomas; The ‘Spinning Wheel’ Has Never Stopped. Part Two

From jail to a Hooker. David Clayton-Thomas was abused as a kid. Because Fathers never went to jail in those days, many kids like David - ended up in jail. While in prison, David discovered the guitar. Learning the instrument brought David around the world and within the band Blood, Sweat and Tears - David … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – David Clayton Thomas; The ‘Spinning Wheel’ Has Never Stopped. Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – David Clayton Thomas; The ‘Spinning Wheel’ Has Never Stopped.

From jail to a Hooker. David Clayton-Thomas was abused as a kid. Because Fathers never went to jail in those days, many kids like David - ended up in jail. While in prison, David discovered the guitar. Blues was a genre he already enjoyed so being 'blue' in prison and learning the guitar was a … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – David Clayton Thomas; The ‘Spinning Wheel’ Has Never Stopped.

Rick Keene Music Scene Presents

Good evening ... These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equaled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig. Alfred Hitchcock Please Listen below to some scary good tunes. Visit Smoke … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene Presents

Rick Keene Music Scene – New Releases

Something new is always around the corner. If the world housed only the business type people, the vibes of the universe would pass by us like a ship searching for a beacon under stormy skies. Please listen below to some new releases or soon-to-be released tunes. Thanks ! Visit Smoke Meat Pete Here! Visit Blueberry … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – New Releases

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Spirit of Rock

There is life in music - you just have to look and listen for it. Most savvy music fans avoid the radio these days. It is filled with 'fake tunes'. Corporate - pumped propaganda to coincide with the equally corporate-pumped newscasts. Music along with common sense should not be fueled by a station's political agenda … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Spirit of Rock

Rick Keene Music Scene – Reggae Does Rock n Roll

Eric Clapton may have shot the sheriff but he certainly did not shoot the Rastafarian deputy. If Clapton had shot the deputy, the world would be void of rhythms and soul. Reggae is a genre but it is also the source of many a Rock song's inspiration. Like The Blues, Jazz and Country - Reggae … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Reggae Does Rock n Roll

Rick Keene Music Scene – Album Release of The Week

Not many albums are great. Most new albums contain four or five great tracks and the rest are fillers. Not by choice - it is just the nature of the beast. It is hard to write ten or more great songs. It is hard to come up with new stuff in 2019. It turns out … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Album Release of The Week

Rick Keene Music Scene – WTF Is Going On?

Start your week informed. Plenty of interviews coming up, shows to attend and people to see. Why don't you have a listen below ? Visit Strangers in the Night Here ! Smoke Meat Pete Music Schedule Here Stay Tuned for My Chat With Jean - Marc Pisapia of The Box Sue FoleyB. B King's Drummer … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – WTF Is Going On?

Rick Keene Music Scene – Damn Right ! Buddy Guy Was at The Jazz Festival !

Some people walk the talk. Some people talk the walk. Very few people walk and walk and walk and keep on walking. Buddy Guy graced the Montreal Jazz Festival with his presence Saturday night. In a festival that has witnessed the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder - Buddy's appearance and subsequent … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Damn Right ! Buddy Guy Was at The Jazz Festival !

Rick Keene Music Scene – HuDost Shines Brightly On Latest Album ‘Of Water + Mercy’

Life experiences dictate feelings. HuDost’s Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines have lived life's up and downs in the past few years. Loss, gain and pain are a few of the life - changing experiences that have come there way. Like most true artists, their souls feel more than most and thankfully all the trials and tribulations fly high … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – HuDost Shines Brightly On Latest Album ‘Of Water + Mercy’

Rick Keene Music Scene – Moksha Sommer of HuDost Explains How PledgeMusic Ripped Off Artists

The road to happiness is paved with good intentions, or - something like that ... HuDost’s Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines have issued a candid statement to their fans, shedding light on their album’s release campaign through now-disgraced crowd-funding platform, PledgeMusic. The husband / wife team are among many , many artists whose fans were left holding the bag … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Moksha Sommer of HuDost Explains How PledgeMusic Ripped Off Artists

What’s Coming On Rick Keene Music Scene.com ( Or – How I Stopped Listening to Mainstream And Learned To Love the Bomb)

Blind dates are not for everyone ... Some folks like to know what they are getting into before they dress up and hit the road. Many folks do not like surprises in their lives. For those who prefer security over blind faith - please listen below to some tunes from the artists I will be … Continue reading What’s Coming On Rick Keene Music Scene.com ( Or – How I Stopped Listening to Mainstream And Learned To Love the Bomb)

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Most Important Interview You Will Listen To ( p.s The Music Is Awesome Too ! )

A social conscience will save us. Rupa of Rupa and The April Fishes is a brilliant songwriter and singer. Her band, The Fishes, are a gang of musicians almost too good for music's sakes. Given all this - music is not the most important thing going on within their new record. Please listen below to … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Most Important Interview You Will Listen To ( p.s The Music Is Awesome Too ! )

Rick Keene Music Scene – Artist Nominations For Gala Trille Or 2019 ( Franco-Canadian)

L’Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM) announced the nominations for the 10th edition of the Gala Trille Or. The gala is an opportunity for Franco-Canadian artists to shine. Seventy-six performers and industry professionals from across Canada are nominated in twenty-nine categories. 1. Artiste Solo Damien Robitaille Étienne Fletcher Jacobus Mélissa Ouimet YAO … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Artist Nominations For Gala Trille Or 2019 ( Franco-Canadian)

Rick Keene Music Scene -Sass Jordan Releases Her Own Brand of Kick Ass Wine

Is there anything Sass Jordan can't do?   Singer, songwriter, actress, judge, wife and Mother -Sass' tasks are unique and numerous. Yet why stop there? Jordan (currently working on an album of new material), has somehow found the time to release her own brand of wine. Kick Ass Sass White 2016 and Kick Ass Sass … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -Sass Jordan Releases Her Own Brand of Kick Ass Wine

Rick Keene Music Scene – Some of the Best Music Shows in January

Christmas is gone and New Year's celebrations are fading into either good or bad memories. The winter blues can be overtaken by getting out and socializing. Music is your dancing partner. Here are just a few shows you may consider and click on the links to check out full schedules.   January 12 Panic! At … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Some of the Best Music Shows in January

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Seven

As the year wound down - the music wound up. Dweezil Zappa, son of Frank - stopped by to chat about his upcoming Montreal show and the legacy of his Father. Given the notoriety of Frank Zappa's humor in music and lyrics, it was interesting to hear Dweezil's take on everything not funny. The genius … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Seven

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Six

And the beat went on. And on ... And on ...   The weather cooled but the music did not. Malcolm Bruce took time to speak of his band and what a band it is. Bruce is the son of legendary bass player Jack Bruce (Cream) and together with Eric Clapton's nephew (Will Johns) and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Six

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Five

And the beat went on ... 2018 continued in August where it left off in July. George Thorogood was back in Quebec for the second time in three months. Trois Rivieres en Blues was the setting this time around and the swagger returned. Thorogood was 'safe' at Place des Arts in Montreal and in Trois … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Five

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review – Part Two

What a year it was ... Twelve months have come and gone quicker than a man / woman looking for a one night stand. That's what happens when music is in the air and in your soul. Let's take a look back shall we? Let us revisit the musical past of 2018. April Steve Hill … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review – Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review – Part One.

What a year it was ... Twelve months have come and gone quicker than a man / woman looking for a one night stand. That's what happens when music is in the air and in your soul. Let's take a look back shall we? Let us revisit the musical past of 2018. January Big Wreck … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review – Part One.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Musical Christmas Gifts

Tis the season to be musical.   Here are a few options or gifts to place under the Christmas tree. If you like what I do - then donate here and give me a gift too! Two concerts in January are 'not be missed'. January 25th sees Montreal's own The Damn Truth along with The … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Musical Christmas Gifts

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

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 … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Trois Rivieres en Blues 2018