Rick Keene Music Scene – Whitehorse Continue Their Assent Up The Musical Ladder

Nothing beats harmonies.

Whitehorse took center stage at Montreal En Lumiere at L’Astral and demonstrated professional music without the usual ‘polished’dog and pony act attached.

Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland – the husband / wife duo are more comfortable than they should be. The chemistry both musically and spiritually was very apparent as they performed on the heels of their latest disc; The Northern South Vol. 2. 

That album is the second installment of an homage to Blues’ classics. Make no mistake about it, on disc and live – the tunes are all Whitehorse.

Combining Rockabilly / Rock / Ballad sensibilities with Country ‘twang’ is not the only thing that separates Whitehorse from most. The harmonies between Luke and Melissa are both magical and soulful. Luke’s energy balanced by Melissa’s calmness. Luke’s Yin and Melissa’s Yang. White and the Horse.

Once upon a time – the pair did it all live. Both Luke and Melissa are multi-instrumentalists who took turns on stage filling musical gaps. Drums, guitars, bass – all interchanged through their own individualistic talents. Loops and programmed sounds were also added to fill the room with Whitehorse’s sound. Currently – a band has been added to ease the workload and place the spotlight on vocals, guitar and bass playing. Luke and Melissa focused? A force.

At L’Astral – their catalog was displayed properly. No runs of songs from the same album. Whether it was John the Revelator from their latest disc or Achilles’ Desire from The Fate of The World Depends on This Kiss. The tunes fit seamlessly in a show filled with appreciative fans. Whitehorse’s following growing more and more with each passing year. Whithorse’s experience growing with each passing album.

Every band or artist should pay attention to the duo’s success. Songwriting and musicianship done the old fashioned way is the key to both an enjoyable live experience and successful albums. It is not rocket science. Keeping it simple with enough talent and hard work is Whitehorse’s recipe for a climb which should be very high.

Did I mention the harmonies?

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Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal En Lumiere Features Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones Plus A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going on in Montreal !

As usual …

A lot going on in Montreal.

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Green Day are hitting The Bell Center for a  show and Gordon Sumner will be at Metroplis. Who?

 

Please, have a listen below to hear what’s happening in Montreal and to listen to a great track from The Pat Travers Band, Noah Preminger and Rickie Lee Jones !

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Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal En Lumiere ( and Some Very Cool Tunes )

As usual …

A lot going on in Montreal. Music-wise and … well, let’s not go there.

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Montreal En Lumiere gets underway this week. Culinary delights, audio delights and family delights. Click here for all the information !

 Maroon 5 are hitting The Bell Center for a couple of shows ( hopefully not on the same evening the Montreal Canadiens are playing or else Pacioretty could have moves like Mick Jagger). Click here to visit Evenko !

 

Please, have a listen below to hear what’s happening in Montreal and to listen to a bevvy of tunes from around the world !

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Rick Keene Music Scene; What is Going On ?

As usual …

A lot going on in Montreal. Music-wise and … well, let’s not go there.

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Montreal En Lumiere gets underway this week and Maroon 5 are hitting The Bell Center for a couple of shows ( hopefully not on the same evening the Montreal Canadiens are playing or else Pacioretty could have moves like Mick Jagger).

Please, have a listen below to hear what’s happening in Montreal and to listen to a bevvy of tunes from Montreal artists ! 

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Exclusive to Rick Keene Music Scene – Trumpets in the Sky? It’s Just the New Cat Empire CD !

Trumpets in the air? Aliens? End of the world?

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Nope. It is the sounds of the new Cat Empire CD.

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Please listen below to some great tunes from the album !

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Rick Keene Music Scene – New Album Releases and Upcoming Shows!

As usual – a lot going on in Montreal.

 

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Please listen below to some upcoming album releases, some upcoming shows and some great tunes !

 

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Ron Sexsmith – A Reflection of a Man on a Carousel

Montreal En Lumiere knows how to throw a party!

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Part of the celebrations include some great musicians and shows. Perhaps – the most talented of the bunch is Ste. Catherines Ontario native

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Please listen below as Ron speaks of the Coen Brothers, his latest tour and new record.

 

Ron Sexsmith is at Le Gesu on February 20th

 

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Montreal En Lumiere; February 18th – March 5th

Food and music ! Can it get any better ?

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The 17th Edition of

Montreal En Lumiere

gets underway this week and aside from culinary delights and bright lights – it is an opportunity for some music stars to shine !

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Please listen below to the shows which are part of

Montreal En Lumiere

as well as other concerts in and around Montreal.

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Harry Manx; The Truth ….Twenty Strings or Not !

If a musician releases a CD which is 80 percent instrumental – a certain confidence must be present. If said musician plays an instrument which is not ‘accepted’ commercially and releases the same CD; confidence reigns supreme.

Confidence and inner peace …

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Such is the case with Harry Manx.

A world traveler who appears to have discovered his inner being and a love for music somewhat foreign in nature. Foreign to a North American audience audibly perhaps yet as close to the soul as music can be.

Please listen as Harry Manx explains his inner peace as well as what his travels have taught himmusically and spiritually.

It’s about 20 Strings …

and the Truth !

 

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Montreal En Lumiere – Heymoonshaker; BeatBox Meets The Blues

Two guys – one love.

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“Heymoonshaker” is a music duo from England. Daco Crowe, Beatboxing and Andy Balcon, Guitar.

They met in New Zealand and the rest is history.

A duo whose love for the Blues and each other ( in a friendship kinda way) has given the world a new way of listening to the legacy of Robert Johnson and Elmore James.

Please listen below to Andy and Crowe as they explain their partnership, their EP and The Blues …

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Montreal En Lumiere Preview; Feb 19th – March 1st

Montreal En Lumiere is in it’s 16th season. 

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Click on the link above to see all the activities which take place in and around Montreal.

Please listen below to discover some of the performers and what they may be playing at their shows.

Montreal En Lumiere …. lights, camera …. action!

 

 

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Jim Cuddy – Back to Nature …

Blue Rodeo are coming to Montreal on March the 2nd to Place des Arts. For Jim Cuddy – it’s natural.

This is the final show on a tour that has seen his son opening up and Juno nominations for Blue Rodeo and his eldest child; Devin. A fulfilling year to say the least …

Please listen as Jim explains his songs, his thinking about songwriting and his pride with his son. A Canadian legend to say the least.

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