Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Montreal has the best music fans in the world. Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. 'Montrealers know music and it shows.' The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged - second to none. Who better to create a playlist than Montrealers? Please listen below to tunes sent in … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Created by Montrealers

Montreal has the best music fans in the world. Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. 'Montrealers know music and it shows.' The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged - second to none. Who better to create a playlist than Montrealers? Please listen below to tunes sent in … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Created by Montrealers

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Created by Montrealers

Montreal has the best music fans in the world. Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. 'Montrealers know music and it shows.' The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged - second to none. Who better to create a playlist than Montrealers? Please listen below to tunes sent in … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Created by Montrealers

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Black Crowes’ Steve Gorman Talks Drumming and His New Book

Hard to handle ... Not only is the above title the name of a Black Crowes' song and the title of drummer and Black Crowes' co-founder Steve Gorman's new book; it is also the best way to explain Rich and Chris Robinson. The book - Hard to Handle;The Life and Death of The Black Crowes … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Black Crowes’ Steve Gorman Talks Drumming and His New Book

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Created by Montrealers

Montreal has the best music fans in the world. Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. 'Montrealers know music and it shows.' The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged - second to none. Who better to create a playlist than Montrealers? Please listen below to tunes sent in … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Created by Montrealers

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Created by Montrealers

Montreal has the best music fans in the world. Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. 'Montrealers know music and it shows.' The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged - second to none. Who better to create a playlist than Montrealers? Please listen below to tunes sent in … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Created by Montrealers

Rick Keene Music Scene – Best Live Shows to Choose From

Nothing like live music to soothe the soul. Montreal (and surroundings) are coming alive with the sound of music in the coming weeks and months. The long winter slumber is over. The guitar player has seen his shadow. What are some of the best events to attend? REUBEN AND THE DARK - February 12th Petit … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Best Live Shows to Choose From

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Created by Montrealers

Montreal has the best music fans in the world. Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. 'Montrealers know music and it shows.' The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged - second to none. Who better to create a playlist than Montrealers? Please listen below to tunes sent in … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Created by Montrealers

Rick Keene Music Scene – April Wine Co-Founder Jim Henman Talks New CD; Before You Go

The founders of music know how to set things straight. April Wine co-founder Jim Henman is a busy man. House concerts, internet concerts and touring around with April Wine front-man Myles Goodwyn. Just a few of Jim's recent endeavors. Right now, Jim has released his latest CD titled; Before You Go. A collection of songs … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – April Wine Co-Founder Jim Henman Talks New CD; Before You Go

Rick Keene Music Scene – Ori Dagan Celebrates 100 Years of Nat King Cole

Smooth. Easy. Casual. Nat King Cole was so talented - everything he did appeared simple. For that reason, Cole is often overlooked when the topic of legendary musicians and singers comes up over dinner. ORI DAGAN is attempting to change how people perceive Nat King Cole on his latest offering; ‘Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Ori Dagan Celebrates 100 Years of Nat King Cole

Rick Keene Music Scene – Serena Ryder Conquers All

by Catherine Stamatakos It is easy to hear why Serena Ryder is popular. At The Corona Theatre Friday night in Montreal, the audience contained people who loved catchy tunes, Canadian artists and Christmas. Serena Ryder easily delivered all three of the audience's favorite things as a premature Christmas gift. Of course - Serena's recent album … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Serena Ryder Conquers All

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Interviews of 2019

When you speak to as many musicians as I do - arriving at a Top Ten is not easy. There are so many tales of triumph, overcoming obstacles and just pure talent that place musicians on a large or not-so-large stage. There is no 'best of' interviews. The list that follows are the ones that … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Interviews of 2019

Rick Keene Music Scene – Eric Schenkman of The Spin Doctors Releases New Solo Album

What time is it? Time for a great album ... The Spin Doctors were one of the top bands in the 90s. The group - opening for The Rolling Stones on a few gigs. A feat many aspire to yet few reach. The co - founder and guitarist of The Spin Doctors, Eric Schenkman has … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Eric Schenkman of The Spin Doctors Releases New Solo Album

Rick Keene Music Scene – Tunes You Need To Know

Quit living in the past. There are building blocks of music but let us get past the first three floors shall we? Have a listen below to some great new tunes and find out a couple of shows coming up! Smoke Meat Pete Here Stay Tuned - Eric Schenkman of The Spin Doctors Up Next … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Tunes You Need To Know

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Christmas Blues Playlist

Naughty is the best way to go at Christmas ... The badder the Blues - the better the Christmas season. Classic tunes with soul and feeling. That is the difference between commercial driven Pop stars singing Christmas tunes and Blues' artists. Real music by real people. Please listen below to some great Christmas tunes by … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Christmas Blues Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – Live Broadcast From Smoke Meat Pete

Sometimes - you gotta get out ! Social media blues? Spouse blues? Bills piling up blues? Political blues? Fed up with it all ...? There is only one type of Blues that does not get you down. There is only one place in Montreal to get live Blues seven nights a week! Join me below … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Live Broadcast From Smoke Meat Pete

Rick Keene Music Scene – Director Nick Mead Talks Clarence Clemons Doc

There are more than one 'big men' on this planet. Director Nick Mead was a friend of Clarence Clemons, perhaps the most well known Sax player in the history of Rock n Roll. The two of them enjoyed their jobs because in the end - the work was not really work. A trip to China … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Director Nick Mead Talks Clarence Clemons Doc

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Rolling Stones; The Greatest Country Music Band of All Time?

Marie may have been a little bit Country and Donny may have been a little bit Rock n Roll but they have nothing on The Rolling Stones. From the beginning - The Rolling Stones' sound has been entrenched in Country music. Is it their Blues' influence which is also embedded in Country / Folk or … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Rolling Stones; The Greatest Country Music Band of All Time?

Rick Keene Music Scene. Lori – Lynne Johnson; A Long Way from The Kingston Penitentiary

It is all about caring. Lori - Lynne Johnson is a compassionate person. A long time nurse whose first gig was at the Kingston Penitentiary - taught her quite a bit about compassion. Lori has taken all her experiences and put them into music. It is a new beginning for someone who has always loved … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene. Lori – Lynne Johnson; A Long Way from The Kingston Penitentiary

Rick Keene Music Scene -Keep Track of New Tracks and Things That Make You Go Hmm…

Believe it or not - Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are not the only people who release new tunes. Millions of songs are released daily yet unfortunately, the masses will never know. It is the world we live in where substance is overshadowed by advertising dollars. https://youtu.be/cTTe0EwDJEY Please listen below to some new releases by … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -Keep Track of New Tracks and Things That Make You Go Hmm…

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