Rick Keene Music Scene – The Spirit of Rock

There is life in music - you just have to look and listen for it. Most savvy music fans avoid the radio these days. It is filled with 'fake tunes'. Corporate - pumped propaganda to coincide with the equally corporate-pumped newscasts. Music along with common sense should not be fueled by a station's political agenda … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Spirit of Rock

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jean-Marc Pisapia of The Box Talks Strangers in The Night

Somethings come full circle.     The Box are one of the most successful Canadian bands of all time. Hit after hit was as easy as pie for principle songwriter and vocalist Jean-Marc Pisapia.     Please listen below to my chat with Jean-Marc about the ideas behind the hits and how the setting for … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jean-Marc Pisapia of The Box Talks Strangers in The Night

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview For Your Listening Pleasure

Let's get ready to rumble ! Er ... rumba ...? The Jazz Festival of Montreal, the largest of it's kind and celebrating it's fortieth anniversary - gets underway officially today ! Have a listen below to some of the artists that will be performing ! Visit The Jazz Festival Here ! Visit Smoke Meat Pete … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview For Your Listening Pleasure

Rick Keene Music Scene – Ten Essential Tracks and Show Listings

Sometimes you never hear the songs that are coming to a town near you . Most of the great tunes are released to no fanfare from anyone - let alone to the common man. Have a listen below to some new tracks, a couple of familiar tracks and some shows coming soon to Montreal ! … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Ten Essential Tracks and Show Listings

Rick Keene Music Scene – Ten Essential Tracks

Stop what you are doing and listen. Won't ya? T Nile 2014 @ Rebecca Blissett Photography All Rights Reserved Not all great tunes are at your disposal when in the car or on your preferred listening platform. That is why you visit Rick Keene Music Scene - to receive the chats, the info and the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Ten Essential Tracks

Rick Keene Music Scene – Celebrating Forty Years of Jazz!

The Montreal International Jazz Festival is celebrating an anniversary with a bang. Noah Preminger concert at Sa Pobla (2012) It has been forty years since those days on St Denis street. A simpler time for the city of Montreal, music and the world. Simple may have been good for humanity but the complexity of The … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Celebrating Forty Years of Jazz!

Rick Keene Music Scene -The Musical Box;Turning Genesis Into An Extravanza

In the big scheme of things, very few people saw Genesis live in their orginal formation. Before fans knew it - Peter Gabriel was gone and shortly after, Steve Hackett followed. Fans of the original material who missed out on the theatrics and brilliant musicianship of the original  line -up live were out of luck. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -The Musical Box;Turning Genesis Into An Extravanza