Rick Keene Music Scene – The ‘Rock Doc’ Neil Ratner Talks Music Industry, Anesthesiology and Michael Jackson

Special to Rick Keene Music Scene.com Neil Ratner is a name that has been associated with the Rock n Roll scene since the 1960s. While pursuing a career as a drummer, Neil got a gig working on the road that led to associations with Emerson Lake and Palmer, Pink Floyd and later on the king … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The ‘Rock Doc’ Neil Ratner Talks Music Industry, Anesthesiology and Michael Jackson

Rick Keene Music Scene – Colin James ‘Returns’ Home

Ya think you know somebody ... For many of the audience attending Colin James' show at the Montreal Jazz Festival - the fact that Colin once lived in Montreal for a year and a half, came as a surprise. James recanted the tales of living in Lachine and Verdun and busking in the Metros. He … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Colin James ‘Returns’ Home

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 – Gino Vannelli Is Still Here and Better Than Ever …

Soul Train, the television show which featured Gino Vannelli as it's first 'white' performer is long gone. Gino, on the other hand, is improving with age. The sixty-six year old native Montrealer returned home this past weekend on the heels of his first album of new material in over a decade. Wilderness Road is the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Gino Vannelli Is Still Here and Better Than Ever …

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 – Dawn Tyler Watson is Mad About Love on Her New Disc !

Dawn Tyler Watson has the throne ... Dawn Tyler Watson She is Queen of the Montreal Blues scene and is continuing her reign with a great new album. Mad Love is the name of the disc and features some very special guests. Please listen below to my chat with Dawn and hear some tunes from … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Dawn Tyler Watson is Mad About Love on Her New Disc !