Rick Keene Music Scene – Jason Yeager Combines Jazz with Latin Rhythms On the Album; New Songs of Resistance

Music is universal.

Current New York City resident and composer / musician and educator Jason Yeager, has combined his own musical education (via a recent trip to Argentina) with his own homegrown musical education.

The result is a delicious combination of vocal and instrumental delicacies. The type of music that is not only thought provoking; soul searching as well. A fitting disc for these trying political times.

Please listen below to some selected tracks from the album New Songs of Resistance.

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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 live shows this Country has seen.

Principal singer, songwriter and leader Myles Goodwyn set the bar high for all Canadian songwriters in Rock n Roll. Goodwyn, also set the bar high for Rock ballads as well.

Fittingly, his autobiography is titled  “Just Between You and Me’,  a mirror  name for the video and song which superimposed April Wine onto stages South of the Border and worldwide. The song which made April Wine a household name in North America.

Myles traveled backwards to tell the tale of his years inside and outside of April Wine. Now he is travelling backwards once again.

The Blues were an essential part of Goodwyn’s musical fabric and the sixty-nine year old musician is paying homage to the genre which helped ‘sculpt’ him as a young man growing up in New Brunswick.

Please listen below to my chat with Myles as we touch on the early days of April Wine and Myles’ new disc;

Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues.

The album is out March 2nd 

 

 

 

Visit Myles Here !

Buy the Book Here !

 

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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 best live shows this Country has seen.

Principal singer, songwriter and leader Myles Goodwyn set the bar high for all Canadian songwriters in Rock n Roll. Goodwyn, also set the bar high for Rock ballads as well.

Fittingly, his autobiography is titled  “Just Between You and Me’,  a mirror  name for the video and song which superimposed April Wine onto stages South of the Border and worldwide. The song which made April Wine a household name in North America.

Myles traveled backwards to tell the tale of his years inside and outside of April Wine. Now he is travelling backwards once again.

The Blues were an essential part of Goodwyn’s musical fabric and the sixty-nine year old musician is paying homage to the genre which helped ‘sculpt’ him as a young man growing up in New Brunswick.

Please listen below to Part One of my chat with Myles as we touch on the early days of April Wine and Myles’ new disc;

Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues.

The album is out March 2nd 

 

 

Visit Myles Here !

Buy the Book Here !

 

 

 

Montreal En Lumiere

 

 

 

Artist Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Keene Music Scene – Emma Frank Recruits Top Musicians for Her New Disc; Ocean Av.

Emma Frank came and went …

The Bostonian -turned-Montrealer-turned New Yorker was a rose in Montreal’s flower garden the brief time she lived here. One of those voices that could place an infant to sleep or raise the hairs on the back of Nina Simone’s neck.

Emma has turned her career towards the Big Apple with a new life, new / old friends and a new relationship. Did I mention the new record? Ocean Av?

Please listen below to a few tunes from the new album and words from Emma on the recording    ( life? ) process.

Emma? What’s up?

 

 

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Montreal En Lumiere Here !

 

 

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Brandi Disterheft – ‘Painting’ Upright Bass on a Blue Canvas

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Music was in the household with Brandi Disterheft and in her genetic pool. Her Mom – a pianist. Her Aunt – a vocalist. 

A career in music seemed her destiny. 

Starting with something her father thought would be funny and interesting, that ‘joke’ has turned out to be a gift to Canadians and the world. A present wrapped up in Brandi’s latest release; Blue Canvas. 

Please listen below to my chat with Brandi and listen to some great tunes off her album.

Thanks for listening ! Talk soon …

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Singer and Pianist Daniela Schachter Suffers a ‘ Vanheusinism’ With Latest Record

Sometimes we hear music composed by a name we do not know. That music is adored globally, wins awards and yet the composer goes relatively unnoticed in everyday life.

Such is the case with Jimmy Van Heusen.

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Van Heusen was instrumental ( no pun intended) in the career of Frank Sinatra. Penning ( among other songs) ‘Come Fly with Me’, a huge success for Ol’ Blue Eyes.

Enter Daniela Schachter.

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Like most of us, Daniela enjoyed and even played Van Heusen’s tunes without really knowing much about the four time Oscar winning composer. Like most of us – Daniela was intrigued and dove straight into Van heusen’s vast catalogue.

The result?

The new album; Vanheusenism

Please listen below as Daniela explains the album and educates us on the music of

Jimmy Van Heusen.

Thanks for Listening !

Talk Soon !

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