Rick Keene Music Scene – Myles Goodwyn Has The Blues and That’s a Good Thing! Part One and Two

 April Wine are forever etched in the consciences of Canadian music fans. When original bassist Jim Henman asked  his former band-mate from Woody’s Termites to join April Wine; everything changed. For the better. What followed was one of the great success stories for a Canadian band. Hit after hit turned into one of the best… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Myles Goodwyn Has The Blues and That’s a Good Thing! Part One and Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Myles Goodwyn Has The Blues and That’s a Good Thing! Part One.

  April Wine are forever etched in the consciences of Canadian music fans. When original bassist Jim Henman asked  his former band-mate from Woody’s Termites to join April Wine; everything changed. For the better. What followed was one of the great success stories for a Canadian band. Hit after hit turned into one of the… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Myles Goodwyn Has The Blues and That’s a Good Thing! Part One.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Emma Frank Recruits Top Musicians for Her New Disc; Ocean Av.

Emma Frank came and went … The Bostonian -turned-Montrealer-turned New Yorker was a rose in Montreal’s flower garden the brief time she lived here. One of those voices that could place an infant to sleep or raise the hairs on the back of Nina Simone’s neck. Emma has turned her career towards the Big Apple… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Emma Frank Recruits Top Musicians for Her New Disc; Ocean Av.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Kim Churchill; Sometimes Change Requires Change

Australian Kim Churchill tossed his sophomore album into the trash. One man’s treasure is – another man’s junk. Pressure sometimes causes panic and that is not a great thing when it comes to art. Thinking is not great for the soul. Singer,  songwriter and surfer  Kim Churchill is coming to Montreal on the heels of… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Kim Churchill; Sometimes Change Requires Change

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Lyric Theatre Singers; Lighting Up Christmas with Class

The world is a mess. With everything that is happening around the world these days, The Lyric Theatre Singers are literally – to the rescue. Their Christmas themed show; Candlelight Christmas, a welcome relief from the noise all around us. Silence among thieves. Calm in a global storm. Please listen below to my chat with… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – The Lyric Theatre Singers; Lighting Up Christmas with Class

Rick Keene Music Scene – Diana Krall Reminds Montreal of All That is Good

A good concert is an occasion to make new friends. You leave the venue satisfied. The soul filled with goodness. Diana Krall and her four piece ensemble did just that.   Exploring and paying homage to the likes of Cole Porter, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan, Diana reminded everyone why music was created and how… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Diana Krall Reminds Montreal of All That is Good

Rick Keene Music Scene – Emilie Claire Barlow; Basking in Quebec’s Winter

 Not everyone embraces Quebec winters. In fact , most don’t. Emilie Claire Barlow is one person who loves Quebec winters. So much so, the Toronto native and Juno Award winner took up residence in Quebec. Not only that – she sings about it on her new disc. A combination of English and French, the tracks are… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Emilie Claire Barlow; Basking in Quebec’s Winter