Michel Pagliaro; Quebec’s Greatest Songwriter?

 Michel Pagliaro is a legend in Quebec ... Anglophone artists, Francophone artists - any genre, unconsciously or consciously affected  by 'Pag'. Rarely do artists create such a vast 'society affecting' songbook in a quick period of time. The Guess Who, Dylan,The Beatles, The Stones,Elvis and Pag. For this reason, it is fitting after all these … Continue reading Michel Pagliaro; Quebec’s Greatest Songwriter?

Rick Keene Music Scene – THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND PRESENT …

A FREE FATHER'S DAY CHARITY CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF THE UNISON BENEVOLENT FUND SPECIAL GUESTS - DAN AYKROYD, COLIN JAMES, JAMES COTTON, COLIN LINDEN, JONAS & WAYNE JACKSON OF THE MEMPHIS HORNS In celebration of Father's Day and what would have been the final date of The Legendary Downchild Blues Band's 50th Anniversary Tour, the band are … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND PRESENT …

Rick Keene Music Scene – Judy Collins & The Global Virtual Choir Re-Release Her Version of “Amazing Grace”

Over the past few weeks, 1000 singers from across the globe — professional and amateur alike — answered Judy Collins’ call to sing “Amazing Grace” with her as a sign of solidarity in this unprecedented time. https://youtu.be/en8ucP9pisg This new version of Judy’s historic recording is out now, and Alan Cumming, Judith Owen, Steve Earle, Madeleine … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Judy Collins & The Global Virtual Choir Re-Release Her Version of “Amazing Grace”

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Mick Jagger Solo Songs

Does one half of a Glimmer Twin glimmer? Mick Jagger is the greatest front-man in Rock n Roll history. Nobody can combine all the nuances and different vocal styles while dancing, playing harp and guitar. According to Keith Richards - 'Mick is a wonderful bunch of guys ..." When the front-man of The Rolling Stones … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Mick Jagger Solo Songs

Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week

Old school with modern energy. Michael Kaeshammer is one of the most energetic and talented musicians in Canada. His boyish charm combined with old soul techniques place him in a category by himself. Now - Michael's live (and contagious) show can be heard on disc and DVD. Please listen below to a few selected tracks … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Songs Feat. The Sharx Raising Money

Sniff around and you will find new things to snack on ... Marketing has taken over from the great new music that artists relentlessly release. Bling bombards us daily while the real musicians suffer. Why don't you sit back and listen below to some of the best new music to be released! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9tgiXuzBus&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1TLQvj6NHqLS_lP-xq9h-g56WaaR1tcneaAo8P6SmhEONQWObUptLmLPw Visit Smoke … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Songs Feat. The Sharx Raising Money

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Songs

Sniff around and you will find new things to snack on ... Marketing has taken over from the great new music that artists relentlessly release. Bling bombards us daily while the real musicians suffer. Why don't you sit back and listen below to some of the best new music to be released! https://youtu.be/8u2sZ-zti7s Visit Smoke … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Songs

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 – New Songs Feat. Frank Marino

Sniff around and you will find new things to snack on ... Marketing has taken over from the great new music that artists relentlessly release. Bling bombards us daily while the real musicians suffer. Why don't you sit back and listen below to some of the best new music to be released! https://youtu.be/8u2sZ-zti7s Visit Smoke … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – New Songs Feat. Frank Marino

Rick Keene Music Scene – What’s The Word on The Street?

Sniff around and you will find new things to snack on ... Just because they tell you it is the best music on radio, does not mean it is. Marketing has taken over from the great new music that artists relentlessly release. Bling bombards us daily while the real musicians suffer. Why don't you sit … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – What’s The Word on The Street?

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Releases

Music ain't dead - yet? New tracks are always coming out and many - not heard unless you put on your Sherlock Holmes cap and investigation. Have a listen below won't ya? Lots of good new tunes and some artist's backgrounds. Smoke Meat Pete is Open for Delivery and Take Out ! Visit Here ! … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Releases

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Releases

Music ain't dead - yet? New tracks are always coming out and many - are not heard unless you put on your Sherlock Holmes cap and investigation. Have a listen below won't ya? Lots of good new tunes and some artist's backgrounds. Watch the video below and click on this link to join Jont on … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Releases

Rick Keene Music Scene – Producer Chris Birkett Explains Chris Birkett – Part Two

Nothing compares to Chris Birkett. Award winning producer Chris Birkett has worked with artists who - collectively, have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Put that in your console and smoke it. The Pogues, The Talking Heads, Sinead O'Connor and Sir Bob Geldof; a few of the artists that have made Chris one of … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Producer Chris Birkett Explains Chris Birkett – Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Releases and A Song You Can Play at Home?

Music ain't dead - yet? New tracks are always coming out and many - are not heard unless you put on your Sherlock Holmes cap and investigation. Have a listen below won't ya? Lots of good new tunes and some artist's backgrounds. Watch the video below and click on this link to join Jont on … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Releases and A Song You Can Play at Home?

Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week!

Looking for a new favorite artist? Perhaps one of your favorite musicians has died recently. Especially if they were of a certain generation. New albums by new artists are aplenty. New albums by old artists are aplenty. Just come here and listen to find out ! Have a listen below won't ya? The album of … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week!

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Releases

Music ain't dead - yet? New tracks are always coming out and many - are not heard unless you put on your Sherlock Holmes cap and investigation. Have a listen below won't ya? Lots of good new tunes and some artist's backgrounds. Smoke Meat Pete is Open for Delivery and Take Out ! Visit Here … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Releases

Rick Keene Music Scene – Beating the Winter Blues and The Best Joke in The History of Jokes

The best tunes in Montreal. Many songs float by like a butterfly in the wind. Beautiful colors go unnoticed by the hard working folk as they are force fed their daily feeds.. Have a listen below to some tunes that will shove the winter blues away and the best joke ever told. Smoke Meat Pete … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Beating the Winter Blues and The Best Joke in The History of Jokes

Rick Keene Music Scene – Larry Walker, New Sass Jordan and Things That Make You Go Hmm …

The best tunes in Montreal. Many songs float on by. Unless deals are made, most tunes are left unheard. Quality means nothing to the powers that be. Have a listen below to a new tune from Sass Jordan, an homage to Larry Walker and things that make you go hmm ... Smoke Meat Pete Music … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Larry Walker, New Sass Jordan and Things That Make You Go Hmm …

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Band Misses The Opportunity to Open For The Rolling Stones

This could be the last time ... Nobody knows what the future holds. You give it your best shot and with a little luck and talent - you may end up on top of the world. A tricky curve ball has sent many stars to the dugout with their tails between their legs. Bartholomew Plus … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Band Misses The Opportunity to Open For The Rolling Stones

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jake Clemons Proves He is His Own ‘Big Man’

Sometimes the shadows are long. In the case of Jake Clemons (who happens to be the nephew of the late Clarence Clemons of The E Street Band), comparisons will always be there. The fact the saxophone is one instrument that Jake plays, only adds to the mix. Let's get one thing straight - Jake Clemons … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jake Clemons Proves He is His Own ‘Big Man’

Rick Keene Music Scene – Tetrix; ‘Hank Williams on Acid’

Mixed marriages are sometimes frowned upon. If the saying ' put two things together that have never been together before and you can sell them' is true, then Tetrix will soon become very wealthy. Tetrix contains two fellas who have been very busy musically. Every House Has a Light On is Connor Gottfried and Neil … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Tetrix; ‘Hank Williams on Acid’

Rick Keene Music Scene – Danny Blueberry is Rock n’ Roll !

If Rock n' Roll is about rebellion - then Danny Blueberry is Rock n' Roll. Banned from listening to mainstream music, Danny grew up without a certain soul. Music was in his life but the type of music he heard was chosen for him. Thank God for Aerosmith ! Please listen below to my chat … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Danny Blueberry is Rock n’ Roll !

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Tribute to Ric Ocasek and The Cars

Some tunes bring back memories as crisp as a leaf in the Fall. The Cars along with principle songwriter Ric Ocasek inspired every young person coming of age in the mid to late seventies. Doesn't matter what genre a teen was into - The Cars grabbed everyone because their music contained something for everyone. Please … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Tribute to Ric Ocasek and The Cars

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Jazz Releases

Sometimes, you must return to the roots ... Jazz, at one point, was what Rock n Roll and Pop are today. Think about millions attending stadiums on a Louis Armstrong or Ella Fitzgerald world tour. Seems funny to think Jazz once had that appeal yet not so funny when you decipher the realness of Jazz … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Jazz Releases

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Picks for Live Music in Montreal

The city and surrounding areas are ripe with tunes for the picking this week. Plenty of live music of all genres to pick through and to choose your favorites. Pop may be your thing. Rock may be your thing. Blues may be your thing. Whatever the case - check below and discover Montreal music at … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Picks for Live Music in Montreal

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jean-Marc Pisapia of The Box Talks Strangers in The Night

Somethings come full circle.     The Box are one of the most successful Canadian bands of all time. Hit after hit was as easy as pie for principle songwriter and vocalist Jean-Marc Pisapia.     Please listen below to my chat with Jean-Marc about the ideas behind the hits and how the setting for … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jean-Marc Pisapia of The Box Talks Strangers in The Night

Rick Keene Music Scene – Meet Carol Burnett … er … Ella Fitzgerald?

Fun and talent. You can't get much better than that. Heather Bambrick shines on her new disc and it is a very real record. True emotions are emitted from this former Newfoundland resident and it is something she learned from her father. Please listen below to my chat with Heather and Listen to some great … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Meet Carol Burnett … er … Ella Fitzgerald?