A Spooky Chat with The Record Breakers!

Hallowe’en isn’t always scary.

Well – ok, it is always scary but some things on that evening are also fun.

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On October 30th – join two bands for an evening of music and dance from two very different musical acts. A pair of entertainment entities very different in the phases of their careers.

Please listen below to Hayden Rabinovitch speak of his band The Record Breakers and what can be expected on Oct. 30th st Dundees.

Thanks for listening!

Talk soon.

 

Visit The Record Breakers Here!

Visit The Crowley Center Here!

Visit Dundees Here!

 

 

 

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Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge – Part Two

The Province of Quebec is filled with the blues. Luckily, it is also filled with The Blues.

Music – that is …

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Come down to Bistro a Jo Jo on October 6th, 12th and 20th to cheer your favorite Blues’ singers as they compete to represent Quebec in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Three nights of some of the greatest artists in this Province laying their hearts out to win big. No one is a loser on nights like these.

Please listen below to some of the artists tunes as well as other …

Stuff !

Thanks for listening – talk soon !

Visit the Montreal Blues Society Here!

 

 

 

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What’s Happening in Montreal and On Rick Keene Music Scene – Spooky!

So much is going on – even the Pope is gay!

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As usual – Montreal has a lot to offer in the music field. Concerts, shows – if it has a groove, this city adores it !

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Please listen below to what is coming music-wise and find out how to buy tickets online for most of the shows taking place in Montreal and beyond.

Thanks for listening! Talk soon …

Visit the Montreal Blues Society Here!

 

 

 

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Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge at Bistro a Jo Jo – Oct. 6th

 Blues! Blues! Blues!

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It is all about the Blues. 

Especially the next couple of weeks at Bistro a Jo Jo on St. Denis in Montreal.

It is the Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge. The winner of the eleven artists competing receive an opportunity to go to Memphis, Tennessee to test their skills there as well.

Some of the best Blues artists in Quebec will give their all starting on Oct. 6th.  Head on down to Bistro a Jo Jo and cheer your favorite artist on!

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James Cotton and Rick Keene

Please listen below to some of the artists performing !

 

Visit the Montreal Blues Society Here!

 

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Jerry Mercer; As the Years Have Gone By …

To say that ex – April Wine drummer Jerry Mercer has been around is a gross understatement.

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Starting from scratch and working his way up from Trevor Payne and The Triangle to the wondrous  sounds of the Cuban rhythms – Jerry Mercer has played a lot of percussion.

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He ain’t done yet …

Please listen below to my chat with this legendary Canadian musician.

Jerry?

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Ria Reece is Out All Night ! That’s a Good Thing !

Ria Reece is new on the scene of music. Professionally – that is.

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Out All Night is her and her band’s take on Ria’s musical experiences growing up. A little bit of Etta James, a lit bit of this and a whole lotta R and B, Blues and Soul.

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It is the band’s first album of original material, Judging by the sound of it – there will be a whole bunch more to come.

Please listen below to my interview with Ria !

 

Visit Ria Right here!

 

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Rick Keene Music Scene Presents – Ladies Night! ( Sorta)

Ladies … start your engines !

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The Montreal Music Scene and North American rhythmic landscape are ripe with women who not only possess singing chops, there are plenty who can do … pretty much anything musically.

Please listen below to a few of these ladies’ songs along with a couple of dudes who are – not too shabby in their own right?

Ladies? Gents?

One and a … two … and a …one, two , three …

 

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Rick Keene 50th Birthday Bash / Fundraiser for Johnny Beaudine Line Up

Fifty years is a long time …

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Hard to believe on September 7th, I will be reaching a half century on this planet ( 47 years if you count the times I was in a different world as a teenager).

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Jerry Mercer

Please help me celebrate and at the same time – raise money for Sax player Johnny Beaudine. Johnny lost his belongings in a fire and requires help to get furniture and all the little stuff which is essential to feeling ‘ at home’.

Personal mementos cannot be replaced, so this evening will also be an opportunity for all of us to lift Johnny’s spirits through music and song. 

*Please attend and enjoy an evening of good music.

Listen Below for the line up !

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Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Gino Vannelli – Los Angeles and Home .​.​.

Gino Vannelli has been here before.

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The native Montrealer recently returned  to his birth city for a pair of great shows at The Rialto Theatre.

Just four short days after those performances – Gino recorded a DVD and CD of a show in L.A.

Please listen below as Gino speaks about that show including a duet with a very unlikely suspect. Is there a new album on the horizon?

Gino? 

Visit Gino Right Here!

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Visit Blues Bourbon and BBQ Here!

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Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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From Woody Herman to “John Fedchock’s New York Big Band

 

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Fedchock began his career in 1980 as a jazz trombonist with the legendary Woody Herman Orchestra, serving as featured soloist, musical director and chief arranger for Herman’s last two Grammy nominated albums.

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Herman said of Fedchock, “He’s my right hand man. Everything I ask of John he accomplishes, and I ask a lot. He’s a major talent.” Fedchock has also toured with Gerry Mulligan, T.S. Monk, Louie Bellson, and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and has performed as a featured soloist, composer and conductor around the world.

With the release of Like It Is, the next chapter has been written for the John Fedchock New York Big Band.  As with his previous recordings, this project showcases Fedchock as an artist who will continue to have a hand in guiding and shaping the direction of big band music for years to come.

John?

 

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Visit Blues Bourbon and BBQ Here!

 

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Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote

Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Jarrett Lobley Project Click Here !
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Trois Rivieres Blues Festival; Jamiah on Fire!

Jamiah Rogers loves his family of fans.

He also loves his family. His real family. 

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Combined with two cousins in the band along with his manager / songwriting partner / Father – the group Jamiah On Fire are a real ‘family affair’.

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Please listen below as Jamiah and his Father talk about all things –

on fire!

Jamiah? Tony?

 

 

Visit Jamiah on Fire Here!

 

 

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Visit Blues Bourbon and BBQ Here!

 

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Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote

Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Jarrett Lobley Project Click Here !
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Michelle … Ma Belle …! Part One and Two

Michelle Malone is one of …

those girls. 

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Talented but not a household name. Well, not in Montreal anyways.

She has worked with the Indigo Girls and Rolling Stones’ keyboardist Chuck Leavell. In between, she has grown to love and admire almost everyone associated with all genres of music.

Please listen below as Michelle explains many things including her new album and relates her tale of a very touching moment with Emmylou Harris.

Michelle?

 

Visit Michelle Here!

 

 

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Visit Blues Bourbon and BBQ Here!

 

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Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote

Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Jarrett Lobley Project Click Here !
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Ask Dave the Bartender; Six Months in a Leaky Boat?

Dave the Bartender remains a mystery. Unearthed and unscathed.

Just like his tips …

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Please listen below as Dave, the Bartender, attempts to answer musical questions sent in by the listeners.

Dave? A rum and coke please …

 

 

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Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote

Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Jarrett Lobley Project Click Here !
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What’s Happening in Montreal!

A lot coming musically to Montreal …

As usual.

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From AC/ DC to Edgar Winter, the Province of Quebec is alive with the sounds of music!

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Have a listen below to who is coming to Montreal and surrounding areas in the next couple of months. Thanks for listening!

 

 

Visit Blues Bourbon and BBQ Here!

 

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Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote

Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Jarrett Lobley Project Click Here !
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Ria Reece – From Etta James and Beyond …

Diversity is … the spice of life.

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Arriving in Montreal via a time capsule of a unique musical background, enables Ria a perspective both unique and heartfelt.

A love of Etta James and Rock n Roll places this ex Torontarian in a place as magical as music itself.

Please listen below as Ria explains all that. Pluslisten yourself to some outstanding tunes from her debut album …

Ria? What’s up?

Visit Ria Right here!

Visit Blues Bourbon and BBQ Here!

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Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote

Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Jarrett Lobley Project Click Here !
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