Rick Keene Music Scene -April Wine’s Co-Founder Jim Henman Has Had Enough of School Shootings and Is Doing Something About It !

Children are the future ... Imagine how the world will appear in ten years? Imagine there is no safe zone at all? Homes and schools - the two places where kids should feel safe. A pair of sacred turfs now affected more and more by gun violence in the United States of America. One of … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -April Wine’s Co-Founder Jim Henman Has Had Enough of School Shootings and Is Doing Something About It !

Rick Keene Music Scene -April Wine’s Brian Greenway; Part of Canadian Music History

What you hear on stage is only the tip of a musician's iceberg. Starting with Mashmakhan , guitarist Brian Greenway has had a very colorful and fruitful musical career. The Wackers , The Dudes , April Wine and now two new entities to keep Brian's musical chops fresh and alive . Brian Greenway's Blues Bus … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -April Wine’s Brian Greenway; Part of Canadian Music History

Rick Keene Music Scene – Paolo Stante ; The Next Generation of Montreal Guitarists

Practice makes perfect ... For guitarist Paolo Stante - the less he thinks - the more he feels the music. Just prior to the release of his third disc; At It Again - that is the essence of Paolo's music. Experience through gigging and writing has brought less panic to Stante's craft and in turn, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Paolo Stante ; The Next Generation of Montreal Guitarists

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Talks Billy Joel, Elton John and Some Guy Named Penn Jillette?

Two guys walked into a bar and next thing you know - magic happened ! This is the tale of pianist Mike Jones. Magician Penn Jillette was one of the guys who walked into the bar and he loved Mike's playing so much; Mike Jones became the opening act and musical director for Penn and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Talks Billy Joel, Elton John and Some Guy Named Penn Jillette?

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones’ Top Ten Piano Players. Part Three

Two guys walked into a bar and next thing you know - magic happened ! This is the tale of pianist Mike Jones. Magician Penn Jillette was one of the guys who walked into the bar and he loved Mike's playing so much; Mike Jones became the opening act and musical director for Penn and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones’ Top Ten Piano Players. Part Three

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Creates ‘Magic’ with Penn Jillette. Part Two

Two guys walked into a bar and next thing you know - magic happened ! This is the tale of pianist Mike Jones. Magician Penn Jillette was one of the guys who walked into the bar and he loved Mike's playing so much; Mike Jones became the opening act and musical director for Penn and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Creates ‘Magic’ with Penn Jillette. Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Creates ‘Magic’ with Penn Jillette. Part One

Two guys walked into a bar and next thing you know - magic happened ! This is the tale of pianist Mike Jones. Magician Penn Jillette was one of the guys who walked into the bar and he loved Mike's playing so much; Mike Jones became the opening act and musical director for Penn and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Creates ‘Magic’ with Penn Jillette. Part One

Rick Keene Music Scene – Carla Bruni ‘Covers’ Montreal

Sometimes, one does not know what to expect from an artist. Model / actress / singer / songwriter Carla Bruni is one of those artists. On the heels of her latest album French Touch - the native of Italy and wife of former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy, elegantly wowed L'Olympia on Sunday night. Song … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Carla Bruni ‘Covers’ Montreal

Rick Keene Music Scene – Discovering Leonard Cohen

For many people - Leonard Cohen was an old guy who wrote the song Hallelujah. Visiting the exhibit honoring the late poet / songwriter / philosopher is an eye and ear opener. Only the folks who are deeply embedded in music and / or above the Mason- Dixon line in age are not surprised. La … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Discovering Leonard Cohen

Rick Keene Music Scene – Searching for Jesse Galganov; Somebody Knows Something Out There !

Jesse Galganov is Missing ! Can you imagine the feelings that are going through the mind and souls of his family? Jesse Galganov went backpacking in Peru. Last time anyone heard from or saw him was at the beginning of October. Something is amiss. Someone knows something about his whereabouts or perhaps - Jesse is … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Searching for Jesse Galganov; Somebody Knows Something Out There !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Owen Broder; Exploring American Roots Music Through Jazz

Owen Broder is schooled. Music was and remains the classroom and subject. What better way to educate than go back into the roots of American music? That is precisely what he has done with his latest project and album. Please listen below as Owen explains many things. Click on the link to discover Owen Broder. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Owen Broder; Exploring American Roots Music Through Jazz

Rick Keene Music Scene – Devin Cuddy; The New Piano Man?

Devin Cuddy is his own man ... His band - The Devin Cuddy Band, have just released their third recording. A disc called Amy's Dream. The album is a foray into uncharted yet familiar territory. A disc which adds oregano to an already great tasting spaghetti sauce. Please listen below to some great tunes as … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Devin Cuddy; The New Piano Man?

Rick Keene Music Scene -Sule Heitner; Playing Music from The Inside Out

    You gotta have a firm frame before you hit the road ... In singer / songwriter multi-instrumentalist Sule Heitner's case, a firm frame is schooling in music. Learning Bach before Brian May. One of Montreal's great guitarists takes the listener on a scenic drive with his new CD Hold On ( due out … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -Sule Heitner; Playing Music from The Inside Out