Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Interviews of 2018

They say talk is cheap … That may be the case many times yet when music is involved – talk … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Concerts of 2018

Attending all live music in Montreal is impossible. Practically every crook and nook contains rhythms and vibes. World music, Blues, … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Musical Chat by ‘Christmas’ Candlelight with The Lyric Theater Singers

Face it – Christmas is special … Every year in December, the Lyric Theater Singers get to work. They rehearse … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – An ‘Engineered’ Discussion with Alan Parsons.

Alan Parsons got his start working with George Martin and Geoff Emerick. Not too shabby eh? Learning from the likes … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Is ‘Selling England by the Pound’ Part Two.

It was a ‘rushed’ album. Genesis’ landmark record was in fruition before it was in fruition. Several of the songs … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Is ‘Selling England by the Pound’

It was a ‘rushed’ album. Genesis’ landmark record was in fruition before it was in fruition. Several of the songs … 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 – 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

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Review; Charlotte Gainsbourg / Aliocha

An acoustic guitar and a great voice – sometimes is not enough. Aliocha Schneider was BORN TO BE AN ARTIST … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview; The Best of The Blues

Having the blues is a good thing …   The only type of music that collects down-to-earth people. The only … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Next Super-Group; East of Sunday

In sports, music and all forms of art and business – every ten years or so,  a new superstar emerges. … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal International Jazz Festival; Free Outdoor Shows!

TD Stage (Place des Festivals) In addition to its 2 major events, the Place des Festivals hosts larger-than-life parties in thePerformances … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Carvin Jones; Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself Montreal !

It is easy to live in a cocoon and be oblivious to the outside world. An almost incestuous mindset takes … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Conductor Aram Demirjian Gets ‘Animated’ About DreamWorks.

Marriages make strange bedfellows. Cinema and music have a large and interesting history together. Hollywood is filled with smoke and … More