Angel Forrest’s Eleven Angels !

Angel has recruited some angels for her new album. Guitar-playing heavenly bodies. ‘All of them have wings – some of … More

New Angel Forrest feat. Steve Hill, The Record Breakers, Cat Empire, Stone Doctors Benefit and George ..

Interviews and tunes – a whole lot of both coming up on Rick Keene Music Scene … Please listen below … More

Laila Biali – From Sting to Bowie and Lisa Fischer; A House of Many Rooms

Laila Biali is not a household name. She should be. This talented singer and songwriter has rubbed microphones with the … More

Montreal En Lumiere; February 18th – March 5th

Food and music ! Can it get any better ? The 17th Edition of Montreal En Lumiere gets underway this … More

It’s Valentine’s Day ! Give Some Love to The Paul Deslauriers Band Just Like Memphis Did !

The Paul Deslauriers Band made Quebec proud.  The band finished second at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee. No … More

Susie Arioli Live and It’s Not Yet ‘Spring’ …

Rarely does a golden voice come along … Susie Arioli happens to possess one of these shimmery tools. Lucky for … More

Rick Keene Music Scene Top Ten 2015 Interviews – Part One ,Two and Three

If musicians did not speak, noone would understand anything behind the art. Please listen below to my Top Ten Interviews … More

Raising Money to Help Syrian Refugees! Duh … !

Edwin Brownell or his alter – ego; Edwin Orion Brownell … are good men. Whether he is playing piano and … More

The ‘Two Yoots ‘ Ain’t Bad .​.​.​.

Sometimes – kids can lead by example. Such is the case with The Record Breakers. A bunch of teens with … More

Paolo Stante; A Montreal Guitarist Born for The 70’s

  Paolo Stante knows how to play guitar. No argument there.   Songwriting? Check. CD’s? Check. Live gigs? Check. What … More

Biking Across Canada for David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Message

Derek Olive likes to ride his bicycle.  Derek also enjoys playing the guitar and writing songs. Perfect! Olive combines the … More

Roomful of Blues – From B​.​B. King to Colin James; The Little Big Band That Could .​.​.

Chris Vachon plays guitar for Roomful of Blues … For forty – five years, the band plays in a roomful … More

You Can Call Her ‘ Becky …’

Rebecca Fiset Cote has an amazing voice. That is the easy part.   Songwriting and making her way into a … More

Montreal and Canada’s Hidden Songwriter; Rob Lutes

Rob Lutes is ‘one of those guys …’ A guy whose name circulates like a breeze entering a screen door … More

Justin Saladino; Montreal’s Next Frank Marino?

Justin Saladino is a good student. For that matter, he is also a good teacher.   Please listen below as … More

A Half Hour of New Tunes ! Cool Eh?

New York, New Jersey, New Guinea … new music!     Please listen below to some new tunes! We can’t listen … More

Two Filmmakers from Montreal Need Your Help to Make Musical History

Marc  Manseau and Helgi Piccinin need your help. Visit A Purdie Good Life Here The two filmmakers are making a … More

Patrick Lehman – ‘For Dad …’

Patrick Lehman’s father passed away before his latest album was completed. Sad – yet a blessing in disguise for the … More

What’s Coming on Rick Keene Music Scene and in Montreal

A lot coming …           Please listen below to what’s coming in Montreal and on Rick … More

Ladies and Gentlemen – The Rolling Stones in Quebec

Keith Richards can no longer play guitar like the Richards of old.   Any Rolling Stones review post – coconut … More

Take An Elevator Ride with Miles Davis and Discover What’s Happening at The Jazz Festival

The 36th Edition of The Montreal International Jazz Festival is heading towards the final weekend. As the weather turns from … More

Jazz Festival Reviews – Huey Lewis and The News

You got to be ‘Hip to be Square …’ Face it, the musical feeling about Huey Lewis and The News … More

Joss Stone – Anything But A Rock As She Heads to Montreal …

Joss Stone is not your stay-at-home-type … The England – born singer continues to strut her ‘free spirit’ mentality with a … More

Jazz Festival Reviews – Colin James June 25th Theatre du Nouveau Monde

June 25th – Theatre du Nouveau Monde Colin James – Acoustic Sessions Colin James seems like a kid … Following … More

A Jazz Festival Preview – Halie Loren on a Saturday Night!

Halie Loren enjoys a little  ‘Northern Exposure …’   Given the fact she was born in Alaska and the show ‘Northern Exposure … More

MTL HB5 – A Jazzy Chat About .. er … Jazz!

Montreal Hard Bop Five are reliving the past. A quintet quintessentially quizzing patrons on their knowledge of Jazz. Through Jazz … … More

Louis Janelle Says; ‘Dance Everybody’ !

Louis Janelle built his first drum kit and also his first guitar … Janelle’s music on his new album ‘ … More

What’s Coming on Rick Keene Music Scene and in Montreal

A lot coming …               Please listen below to what’s coming in Montreal and … More

Gypsophilia – A ‘ Flower ‘ in The Montreal International Jazz festival

It all starts with a name …   Gypsophilia are an eclectic bunch from Nova Scotia. A group of women … More