Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview. Men without Hats

You can dance if you want to ... How many songs in Canadian music are recognizable by a few words? How many Canadian tunes are responsible for creating a non - dance dance craze? Say what?  Please listen below to  my chat with Ivan Doroschuk - the writer and composer of 'The Safety Dance'  and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview. Men without Hats

Cliff Stevens – The Prodigal Guitarist Returns to Montreal to Prove ‘Grass Won’t Grow’.

Cliff Stevens' hands aren't slow.   Despite many years portraying Eric Clapton as means to meet the ends, Stevens' is on his way to 'bucking' the label. 'Grass Wont Grow' - Stevens' new album, is an accumulation of years of practice and years of being on the road. Easy going riffs compliment easier going melodies … Continue reading Cliff Stevens – The Prodigal Guitarist Returns to Montreal to Prove ‘Grass Won’t Grow’.

Rick Keene Music Scene Jazz Festival Preview – An Extensive Chat with Dr. Trevor Payne

Dr. Trevor Payne is a Montreal institution. He may only be realizing it now.   Dr. Payne and his Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir have soared to heights not imagined by anyone. Considered to be one of  the top choirs in the world, Trevor Payne is ending his tenure as their leader. Something which is causing … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene Jazz Festival Preview – An Extensive Chat with Dr. Trevor Payne

Wanda Jackson – From Elvis to Jack White

Wanda Jackson dated Elvis Presley. Not bad eh? Following forays into Rockabilly, Rock n Roll, Country and Gospel music - Mrs. Jackson is still going strong into her sixth decade. Her latest endeavor? Working with Jack White and Justin Townes Earle. Please listen as Wanda explains her experiences. All part of music history ...   … Continue reading Wanda Jackson – From Elvis to Jack White

Jerry Mercer- As The Years Go By; Part Two.

As my interview with Jerry Mercer goes on - the legendary drummer discusses the rudiments of drumming, his battle with cancer and how it brought him together with an old friend. His musical education continues as he educates us ... Please stay tuned as this interview will be in five parts .... What I'd say … Continue reading Jerry Mercer- As The Years Go By; Part Two.

Trevor Payne Raises Money for Cancer

The Cedars Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that celebrated Montreal musician Trevor W. Payne, C.M. will spearhead a new men's cancer fund in support of the Cedars Best Care for Life Campaign of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). “Prostate cancer kills more men every year than any other form of cancer. It will afflict one … Continue reading Trevor Payne Raises Money for Cancer