Rick Keene Music Scene – Gino Vannelli Is Still Here and Better Than Ever …

Soul Train, the television show which featured Gino Vannelli as it’s first ‘white’ performer is long gone. Gino, on the other hand, is improving with age. The sixty-six year old native Montrealer returned home this past weekend on the heels of his first album of new material in over a decade. Wilderness Road is the… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Gino Vannelli Is Still Here and Better Than Ever …

Rick Keene Music Scene – Ben Winkelman ‘Balances’ Latin Rhythms to Jazz On Latest Release

Once a drummer, always a drummer … Ben Winkelman is an accomplished pianist now and by no means an ‘artist’ behind the kit. Does his first instrument play into his mentality on his latest disc Balance? Perhaps … Please listen below to my chat with Ben. Hear some great tunes as well ! Ben? What’s… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Ben Winkelman ‘Balances’ Latin Rhythms to Jazz On Latest Release

Rick Keene Music Scene – Arcaydium; A Breath of Fresh Musical Montreal Air

To make it in this business – bands must have that ‘thing’.  Any experienced DJ will tell you, all it takes is a three minute listen to separate the ‘men’ from ‘the boys’. The ‘it’ in question is many times not explainable. A unique sound, voice or chemistry. It is basically magic. A wondrous thing… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Arcaydium; A Breath of Fresh Musical Montreal Air

Rick Keene Music Scene – Elizabeth Shepherd Loves Montreal on Her New Record

Once a Montrealer – always a Montrealer … Elizabeth Shepherd is a traveler. Physically and spiritually. Searching for new within herself and within the world of music. Her latest release brings her back to Montreal to discover things that were always under her nose. In the album Montreal – Shepherd brings the listener on a… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Elizabeth Shepherd Loves Montreal on Her New Record

Rick Keene Music Scene – Myles Goodwyn Has The Blues and That’s a Good Thing! Part One and Two

 April Wine are forever etched in the consciences of Canadian music fans. When original bassist Jim Henman asked  his former band-mate from Woody’s Termites to join April Wine; everything changed. For the better. What followed was one of the great success stories for a Canadian band. Hit after hit turned into one of the best… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Myles Goodwyn Has The Blues and That’s a Good Thing! Part One and Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Myles Goodwyn Has The Blues and That’s a Good Thing! Part One.

  April Wine are forever etched in the consciences of Canadian music fans. When original bassist Jim Henman asked  his former band-mate from Woody’s Termites to join April Wine; everything changed. For the better. What followed was one of the great success stories for a Canadian band. Hit after hit turned into one of the… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Myles Goodwyn Has The Blues and That’s a Good Thing! Part One.