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 … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Arcaydium; A Breath of Fresh Musical Montreal Air
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 … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Elizabeth Shepherd Loves Montreal on Her New Record
It is not easy 'riding' global accolades ... For the Western Canadian band The Sheepdogs - that is precisely what they are doing. And - doing it well. When Rolling Stone magazine proclaims you as the band to watch out for, that is a lot of pressure. Judging from their performance at MTelus on a … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Sheepdogs Take Montreal On a Ride
Everyone needs a break once in a while. Noise pollution is not good for the musical soul. Please enjoy some real tunes in the meantime. Rick Keene Music Scene will be back before you can say Andrei Markov ! Listen to my interview with Lawrence Gowan of Styx below … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Song for Markov, The ‘Mooch’ and Jack Black Recites Carl Sandburg
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
As usual - a lot going on ... From 80's Pop to R&B and Soul - Montreal and The Montreal Jazz Festival has a lot to offer. Please listen below for some upcoming shows and some great tunes. Thank You ! Listen to my interview with Cliff Stevens Here ! … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – What’s Going On ?
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’.