Rick Keene Music Scene – Author Terry Stuart Talks Awesome Music Project

Music heals ... Without realizing it - most Canadians are healed daily by music. It is the bandage of the soul. Authors Terry Stuart and Robert Carli have decided to share this news in the form of music tales. Famous, not so famous and just plain good old Canadians share their experiences of what music … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Author Terry Stuart Talks Awesome Music Project

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 – A Preview of Strangers in the Night 2019 …

Once a year, Santa makes a surprise visit to Montreal. That visit is in the forms of many musicians. Year after year - the founder of Strangers in the Night, Mr. Larry Day, does his best to recruit top musical talent to raise money for local charities. Please have a listen below to a Strangers … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Preview of Strangers in the Night 2019 …

Rick Keene Music Scene – Melody Gardot Adds Sultry Class to The Jazz Festival

Elegance and charm. A winning combination. Melody Gardot is one of those artists who do not fit into the 'norm'. With all the penthouse suites belonging to the likes of Lady Gaga, Celine Dion and Adele, Melody lives on the middle floor. Seemingly, by choice. Seemingly - not by choice? Artists like Gardot, sing and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Melody Gardot Adds Sultry Class to The Jazz Festival

Rick Keene Music Scene – Lily Frost Channels Tarantino on Latest Disc

If it were up to Lily Frost - Dick Dale would be her guitar player and Gene Krupa would be on drums . Lily's latest disc, Retro Moderne, is exactly how it sounds. Current yet nostalgic. Fresh yet older than a discarded shoe in the corner of a barn. Please listen below to my chat … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Lily Frost Channels Tarantino on Latest Disc

Rick Keene Music Scene – Juno Nominee Sue Foley is ‘The Ice Queen’

Canadian women going to Texas to play the Blues was not an everyday event ... The year was 1989 and Foley was planted deeply within the Austin Blues scene. It was a time for learning and because the (then) twenty - one year old Sue took her craft seriously, a quick assent took place. Foley … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Juno Nominee Sue Foley is ‘The Ice Queen’

Rick Keene Music Scene – Arcaydium; A Breath of Fresh Musical Montreal Air

To make it in this business - bands must have that 'thing'.  Any experienced DJ will tell you, all it takes is a three minute listen to separate the 'men' from 'the boys'. The 'it' in question is many times not explainable. A unique sound, voice or chemistry. It is basically magic. A wondrous thing … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Arcaydium; A Breath of Fresh Musical Montreal Air