Rick Keene Music Scene – Joe Louis Walker; Every True Bluesman Tells a Story …

Joe Louis Walker understands the Blues … The guitar player was around to witness the Blues being introduced to California … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Kyra Shaughnessy; A Breath of Fresh Music Air …

Sit back and escape … Leaving the fast paced digital age behind is something Kyra Shaughnessy wants to pass on … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Max Parker; Do Not Call Him the Next Justin Bieber …

Max Parker is young, Canadian and a songwriter. That is where the comparison with Justin Bieber ends. Max is his … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Andy Kim to Be Inducted Onto Canada’s Walk of Fame; Part Two

Andy Kim is a songwriter. He found fame in New York City at just 16 years old when he wrote … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Andy Kim to Be Inducted Onto Canada’s Walk of Fame; Part One

  Andy Kim is a songwriter. He found fame in New York City at just 16 years old when he … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Cream’s Legacy Lives on Through the Kids of It’s Members

Cream are legendary … Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce created something that no one had heard before. A … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Lindsay Beaver; The Real Deal !

Lindsay Beaver is the real thing … Thus far , it has been a lifetime of discoveries for the native … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jack DeKeyzer; Remaining True to Himself on The Album Checkmate

It’s been a while since Jack DeKeyzer first heard the Blues … The Stones and Led Zeppelin – just two … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Senri Oe Makes the Successful Transition from Pop to Jazz

Jazz is everywhere – even in J-Pop music …   Senri Oe was one of the biggest Pop stars in … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Colin James Has ‘Miles to Go’ In His Music Career

It ain’t easy being grey … Colin James has a new album due out on September 21st. No more hair … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion; Making Music the Muscle Shoals Way

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing … Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion are poised to take … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Harry Manx Teaming Up with Steve Marriner On New Album and A Quebec Tour

Harry Manx doesn’t sit still for very long. A world traveler, a student of spiritualism and a man of good … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Survivorman’ Les Stroud Places Enviromental Consciousness Into His Music

Living with nature opens the mind. Best known as Survivorman in the extremely popular TV docu-series, Les Stroud has always … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Will Evankovich; Keeping The Guess Who Fresh in The Past

Writing, playing and producing – not easy to do while keeping an album fluid.   Guitarist / songwriter and producer … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Candid Chat with the Singer of The Guess Who; Derek Sharp

It’s not easy being a Hobbit …   Lead singer and principal songwriter of the new Guess Who album Derek … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Spencer MacKenzie ; Canada’s Next Guitar Great?

Hard to have the Blues when you are nineteen years of age. Sometimes – the classroom is all around and … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Trois Rivieres en Blues 2018

No Blues – no popular music. That is the fact. Men like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Elmore James – … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – George Thorogood Isn’t ‘Lonesome’ on His First Solo Record

Bad to The Bone … Who on this planet does not know that opening riff followed by the words in … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Guess Who’s Original Drummer Garry Petersen Talks Music and The New Guess Who Album

Garry Petersen knows good music. Aside from the fact Garry started drumming before Rock n Roll was a ‘thing’ – … More

Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – Dr. Lonnie Smith; Doin’ Only What He Can Do

The word legendary. Tossed around like a flea – bit peanut monkey sometimes. In the case of Dr. Lonnie Smith … More

Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – Beth Hart’s Dynamite Show Steals the Jazz Festival

There are so many female vocalists on the planet. Great ones, good ones, average ones and yes – bad ones. … More

Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – Ranee Lee Delivers A Performance For The Ages Despite Sadness

Ranee Lee has endured some tough gigs in her time yet nothing like the one last night at L’Astral.   … More

Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – Boz Scaggs Redefines His ‘Public’ Image

Admit it. Lido Shuffle is all you know … Boz Scaggs is that type of artist. The masses think that … More

Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Interview – Jordan Officer Blows the Roof Off Place des Arts !

Jordan Officer is a groundbreaking artist. Kinda … Groundbreaking in a way that combines his talent with old school tools … More

Rick Keene Music Scene; Jazz Festival Review – George Thorogood ‘Destroys’ The Jazz Festival ( for a few hours).

What is there to say about George Thorogood that hasn’t been said before ? Electrifying ! Exciting ! Raw energy … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Review; Jann Arden Keeps Them Laughing

Variety shows once ruled television …   Music, comedy and drama – all inclusive in an hour long Sunday night … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Review; Cecile McLorin Salvant – The Voice of An Angel

A voice is an instrument. Aside from Lisa Fischer ( Twenty Feet to Stardom, Rolling Stones back-up singer) – vocalists … More