Rick Keene Music Scene – Carvin Jones Bringing His Electrifying Guitar Work to Montreal !

You have never seen anything like him.

Carvin Jones is among the ‘top fifty Blues guitarists’ in the world according to Guitar Magazine. He has received accolades from Eric Clapton, Albert King and Buddy Guy.

His live performances are legendary and now he’s coming to Montreal and Canada !

Please listen below to my chat with Carvin Jones and hear about ‘The Ultimate Guitar Experience of the Year !’

Carvin? What’s Up?

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Justin Saladino is Brilliant with Latest Album ‘A Fool’s Heart’

Justin Saladino is smart.

Too often, Blues guitarists remain true to the Blues and it confines them. Pigeon holes their talent and next thing you know, twenty years have passed and another whisky shot comes there way at four in the morning.

Few (over the years) have come to the realization that Blues may be the necessary classroom but diversity is the only way out of high school and into University.

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Please listen below to my chat with Justin Saladino – a guy who will graduate with flying colors.

Justin? What’s Up?

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hill Is ‘Live’ and Well !

The prodigal son has returned home. Sorta …

Trois Rivieres native and guitar player extraordinaire Steve Hill is a busy guy. Following a very successful jaunt to Europe – Hill is home for a little bit before heading off to England and Germany once more.

It was while he was ‘home’ and doing a gig in the province of Quebec that Steve finally recorded a long awaited live album. 

“The One-Man Blues Rock Band” is the name of the album and it was a project that Hill wanted to get right. Hence the nine studio album delay. A live album can be a tricky thing when work dictates reality and time is short.

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Please listen below to my chat with Steve about the live album, master classes and his upcoming gig opening up for ZZ Top in Quebec City in August.

Steve? What’s Up?

 

 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Strangers in the Night 14; A Culture Club?

If you live or have lived in the West Island for the past twelve years, you are no stranger to the noise that takes place in the night.

The charity event, which traditionally raises funds to help local organizations – is also an opportunity for local restaurants to showcase their wares. Depending on how much you wish to spend, food and drink from practically all corners of the globe provide a backdrop to the live entertainment. Eighty restaurants delight the diners as local celebrities pass with twinkles in their eyes.

Founder Larry Day started the event in the parking lot of his club The Firm. The Boogie Wonder Band was the first band to dance the night into what is now history. As the event grew and the crowds and bands became larger, a move to Fairview Pointe Claire took place. The shopping center parking lot became the temporary home away from home for the likes of The Pointer Sisters, Randy Bachman, Blue Rodeo and April Wine among many more. Great bands and performances yet nothing compared to Day’s bucket list band in what may turn out as a farewell to Fairview.

In 2017 Styx was ‘in the house’ and as Styx keyboardist Lawrence Gowan pointed out from the stage; ‘it was the most fun most have ever had in a parking lot since high school and the back seat of a car’. Styx drew the largest and noisiest crowd to date.

Starting this year, a new page has been turned with Gowan’s words the closing script as Strangers in the Night will be in a new home this coming August.

Due to land expropriation at Fairview Pointe Claire for the Light Rail Project, Strangers in the Night will be held at the Borough Hall, 13665 Pierrefond Blvd. The date is August 25th and ‘the show’ will start at 8pm. 

 

The Miriam Foundation, Lymphoma Canada and the West Island Women’s Shelter will be the charities who benefit from the arrival of a bouncing ‘not really a baby’ boy.

Boy George that is and unless you lived solely under a Rock n Roll rock since 1980 – George and his Culture Club are in your ears every once in a while.

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Karma Chameleon and The Crying Game were staples of the video age eighties and chances are – Boy George’s effeminate image is etched in your memory if the songs are not. Culture Club set the bar high for drag queens to ‘come out’ by the millions? To dance the night away.

As usual , Strangers in the Night offers more than just one chance to dance.

Freddy James and Chrystal Waters are just two of the supporting acts providing beats to bump away everything eaten from the gourmet feast that took place earlier. More acts and delights will be added as the date approaches and details can be found shortly on the Strangers in the Night official website. Tickets will also be available shortly via Evenko.ca

Meanwhile – contact Ellen at 514-233-7535 for info and tickets.

Keep coming back to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for ongoing news, reviews and interviews pertaining to Aug. 25th

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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 Teller’s famous magical act in Las Vegas.

Fast forward sixteen years and the chemistry between Penn’s Bass playing and Jones’ keys was ripe for the picking. The pair play ‘The Show before the Show’ at each performance before the magic act commences. Magic before the magic !

Please listen below to my chat with Mike as he gives us his take on Elton John, Billy Joel and The Show Before The Show news.

Mike? What’s Up?

 

 

 

 

Visit Mike Jones Here !

 

Please listen below as Todd Galganov explains what is happening as he continues to search for his missing son Jesse in Peru.

Click on the links below to help out.

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/missing-childrens-network-canada/p2p/JesseGalganovFund/

https://www.gofundme.com/help-find-Jesse-Galganov

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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 Teller’s famous magical act in Las Vegas.

Fast forward sixteen years and the chemistry between Penn’s Bass playing and Jones’ keys was ripe for the picking. The pair play ‘The Show before the Show’ at each performance before the magic act commences. Magic before the magic !

Please listen below to my chat with Mike as he gives us his Top Ten piano players.

Mike? What’s Up?

 

 

 

Visit Mike Jones Here !

 

Please listen below as Todd Galganov explains what is happening as he continues to search for his missing son Jesse in Peru.

Click on the links below to help out.

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/missing-childrens-network-canada/p2p/JesseGalganovFund/

https://www.gofundme.com/help-find-Jesse-Galganov

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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 Teller’s famous magical act in Las Vegas.

Fast forward sixteen years and the chemistry between Penn’s Bass playing and Jones’ keys was ripe for the picking. The pair play ‘The Show before the Show’ at each performance before the magic act commences. Magic before the magic !

Please listen below to my chat with Mike about the collaboration and the state of live performances. Stay tuned for part three!

Mike? What’s Up?

 

 

Visit Mike Jones Here !

Please listen below as Todd Galganov explains what is happening as he continues to search for his missing son Jesse in Peru.

Click on the links below to help out.

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/missing-childrens-network-canada/p2p/JesseGalganovFund/

https://www.gofundme.com/help-find-Jesse-Galganov

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