Rick Keene Music Scene – ELVIN BISHOP TO RECEIVE CHRIS STRACHWITZ LEGACY AWARD

Legendary guitarist, singer, songwriter and Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Famer Elvin Bishop will receive the Chris Strachwitz Legacy Award from The Arhoolie Foundation at the second annual Arhoolie Awards And Benefit Show in San Francisco on Friday, November 22. Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio (Elvin on guitar and vocals, Bob Welsh on piano and guitar and Willy … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – ELVIN BISHOP TO RECEIVE CHRIS STRACHWITZ LEGACY AWARD

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 – Thanksgiving Day Special

Everybody's heard about the bird. Most people, some people or none at all - eat Turkey at Thanksgiving. Now that the political correctness is out of the way, let's dance and sing shall we? Please listen below to some great tunes about birds and some ... er .. funny things about birds? Visit Smoke Meat … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Thanksgiving Day Special

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best of Steve Hackett Solo

The genesis of the guitar work in Genesis belongs to Steve Hackett. Given the fact it has been almost fifty years since Hackett left Genesis - that leaves a huge body of solo work to discuss. Please listen below to some of the best Steve Hackett solo tracks. Visit Steve Right Here ! Steve Hackett … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best of Steve Hackett Solo

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues Playlist

Only one place to hear The Blues. The cornerstone of all music is alive and well in Montreal. You can hear it through various players, venues and Rick Keene Music Scene. Yet face it - there is only one place that gives you Live Blues seven nights a week ! Please listen below to some … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Jazz Releases

Sometimes, you must return to the roots ... Jazz, at one point, was what Rock n Roll and Pop are today. Think about millions attending stadiums on a Louis Armstrong or Ella Fitzgerald world tour. Seems funny to think Jazz once had that appeal yet not so funny when you decipher the realness of Jazz … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Jazz Releases

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 – 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 – Some Great Jazz Albums of 2019

Real music is not always 'sold' through mainstream avenues. That does not mean the albums in question are not 'good enough' or not sold through mainstream, it means good music must be sought out. Here are just a few albums than music lovers should add to their collection. Buy albums, attend shows and keep music … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Some Great Jazz Albums of 2019

Rick Keene Music Scene – Delfeayo Marsalis; Part of Jazz Royalty

We all know the Marsalis clan. Yet - do we? Delfeayo Marsalis is the unsung hero. The master of arranging, producing, conducting and teaching. He is also no slouch musically either. All the Marsalis' children were raised with a social conscience and it shines through directly in Delfeayo's release; Make America Great Again. Plese listen … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Delfeayo Marsalis; Part of Jazz Royalty

Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Launches A Much Needed Black History Website

History comes in many forms. Molly Johnson herself - is Canadian music history. Molly is a pioneer. Musical theater, Theater, Disco, Funk, Rock / Pop and Jazz. Molly has not only done it all, she has excelled in all. A Member of the Order of Canda In 2019, Johnson has been nominated for a Juno … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Launches A Much Needed Black History Website

Rick Keene Music Scene – Rivercat Provides 52 Saturday Nights of Real Rock N Roll

It may sound like a cliche but - it absolutely does not mean a thing without that swing. Mark Rivers Rivercat was established more than two decades ago. Principle songwriter and leader Mark Rivers honing his New Jersey-bred craft under the bright lights of New York City. Just like the Big Apple itself - Rivercat … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Rivercat Provides 52 Saturday Nights of Real Rock N Roll

Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Talks Juno Nomination and A Much Needed Black History Website

History comes in many forms. Molly Johnson herself - is Canadian music history. Molly is a pioneer. Musical theater, Theater, Disco, Funk, Rock / Pop and Jazz. Molly has not only done it all, she has excelled in all. A Member of the Order of Canda In 2019, Johnson has been nominated for a Juno … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Talks Juno Nomination and A Much Needed Black History Website

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Four

The music kept coming. The Montreal International Jazz Festival got underway and this year was a great mix for fans of all genres. July Gary Petersen - the original drummer for The Guess Who (and a man who started drumming before Rock n Roll's heyday) took some time out to chat about his career and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Four

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Three

Half way through the year - the music kept coming. The folks at The Montreal International Jazz Festival announced their line up and the stage was set ( so to speak). June Jann Arden was in town and at this point in her musical career - she is the Elton John of Canadian women. The … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Three

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review – Part Two

What a year it was ... Twelve months have come and gone quicker than a man / woman looking for a one night stand. That's what happens when music is in the air and in your soul. Let's take a look back shall we? Let us revisit the musical past of 2018. April Steve Hill … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review – Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jess Moskaluke Delivers ‘A Small Town Christmas’ Musical Gift

Jess Moskaluke was and is a huge Shania Twain fan.   Now - Jess is creating a career which may mirror that of her idol. Art imitating life ... A three time winner of the Canadian Female Country Artist award and recipient of a Juno for Canadian Country album - Jess has released her first … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jess Moskaluke Delivers ‘A Small Town Christmas’ Musical Gift

Rick Keene Music Scene – Andy Kim Talks Induction Onto Canadian Walk of Fame and The 14th Annual Andy Kim Christmas

Andy Kim is a 'lucky guy'. Lucky is the way Andy describes a career which has now placed him among the Gods of Canadian music. On December 1st - Andy was inducted onto Canada's Walk of Fame. Not too bad for that 'crazy boy' who left Montreal for New York as a teenager. Please listen … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Andy Kim Talks Induction Onto Canadian Walk of Fame and The 14th Annual Andy Kim Christmas

Rick Keene Music Scene – Local Montreal Girl Annabel Gutherz Is Making a Difference Through Song

If everyone took steps for change - change would come.   Westmount native Annabel Gutherz hopes that people will follow her lead in making changes to the way people think. Inspired by the senseless school shootings in the States, Annabel wrote a song to make a difference. The bonus? All proceeds of the sales of … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Local Montreal Girl Annabel Gutherz Is Making a Difference Through Song

Rick Keene Music Scene -A Candlelight Christmas; A Must See Holiday Event

Christmas should be celebrated by candlelight. The Lyric Theater Singers understand that and then some. Every year in December, musical director Bob Bachelor painlessly determines the content of a show that is based in spirituality. Combining his own arrangements with those of others - Bachelor somehow embraces the Yuletide moment like very few. Last night at … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -A Candlelight Christmas; A Must See Holiday Event

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jethro Tull Influences Smoked Meat Pete’s Blues Band The Devil Dawgs !

The Devil Dawgs. Swampy , Bluesy and unique. How often do you have a flute injected into old time Blues and Rock n Roll? Aside from their regular gigs at Smoke Meat Pete, the band are becoming more and more busy on the heels on their new album. A disc which combines cheekiness with the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jethro Tull Influences Smoked Meat Pete’s Blues Band The Devil Dawgs !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Kristian Gravenor Spins Montreal Music Tales

Montreal has a long and musical history ... At one time on any given evening, a music lover could walk downtown and visit numerous clubs. All of them hosting bands and / or DJs. You wanted Jazz? No problem. Rock n Roll? Check. Montreal writer and author Kristian Gravenor has unearthed quite a few tales … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Kristian Gravenor Spins Montreal Music Tales

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Chat with Kim Mitchell. Part One and Part Two

Kim Mitchell has two thirds of the tales in the naked city. He also possesses quite a few of the songs to go along with them ... Kim Mitchell is a Canadian music legend. Starting with Max Webster ( a band that could have rivaled Rush if they had stayed together) and ending with his … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Chat with Kim Mitchell. Part One and Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Chat with Kim Mitchell. Part One

Kim Mitchell has two thirds of the tales in the naked city. He also possesses quite a few of the songs to go along with them ... Kim Mitchell is a Canadian music legend. Starting with Max Webster ( a band that could have rivaled Rush if they had stayed together) and ending with his … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Chat with Kim Mitchell. Part One

Rick Keene Music Scene – An Exclusive Look Into The Band Behind the Greatest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration !

They are a reclusive bunch of guys ... The band rarely make appearances. They seldom do interviews. Occasionally they will release new songs. Somehow, despite all this - they remain on top. The leader of the band ( for this article to remain anonymous we shall call him Jack) roams the barren landscape surrounding his … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – An Exclusive Look Into The Band Behind the Greatest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration !

Montreal En Lumiere – Jack Broadbent Introducing Real Blues To Montreal. Concert Review and Interview

Once in a lifetime ... That is how often a guy like Jack Broadbent comes along. The feel inside, the wisdom inside - cannot be taught. No technical know-how can soar so high and scream so low. Broadbent, born in England and now a Montrealer, displayed his wares last night at L'Astral as part of … Continue reading Montreal En Lumiere – Jack Broadbent Introducing Real Blues To Montreal. Concert Review and Interview

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Talks Billy Joel, Elton John and Some Guy Named Penn Jillette?

Two guys walked into a bar and next thing you know - magic happened ! This is the tale of pianist Mike Jones. Magician Penn Jillette was one of the guys who walked into the bar and he loved Mike's playing so much; Mike Jones became the opening act and musical director for Penn and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Talks Billy Joel, Elton John and Some Guy Named Penn Jillette?

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones’ Top Ten Piano Players. Part Three

Two guys walked into a bar and next thing you know - magic happened ! This is the tale of pianist Mike Jones. Magician Penn Jillette was one of the guys who walked into the bar and he loved Mike's playing so much; Mike Jones became the opening act and musical director for Penn and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones’ Top Ten Piano Players. Part Three

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Creates ‘Magic’ with Penn Jillette. Part Two

Two guys walked into a bar and next thing you know - magic happened ! This is the tale of pianist Mike Jones. Magician Penn Jillette was one of the guys who walked into the bar and he loved Mike's playing so much; Mike Jones became the opening act and musical director for Penn and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Creates ‘Magic’ with Penn Jillette. Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Creates ‘Magic’ with Penn Jillette. Part One

Two guys walked into a bar and next thing you know - magic happened ! This is the tale of pianist Mike Jones. Magician Penn Jillette was one of the guys who walked into the bar and he loved Mike's playing so much; Mike Jones became the opening act and musical director for Penn and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Jones Creates ‘Magic’ with Penn Jillette. Part One