Rick Keene Music Scene – SHEMEKIA COPELAND AND CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM TO CELEBRATE BUDDY GUY’S AUSTIN CITY LIMITS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Alligator Records artists Shemekia Copeland and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram will perform with blues icon Buddy Guy as he is inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame. In an all-star concert event to be held on October 24 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin, Texas, Guy, along with Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett, will be … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – SHEMEKIA COPELAND AND CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM TO CELEBRATE BUDDY GUY’S AUSTIN CITY LIMITS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Rick Keene Music Scene – Rick’s Top Free Montreal Jazz Festival Picks

The Montreal International Jazz Festival is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary this summer. Aside from the usual top choices of tunes from all genres and all countries, this year the Jazz folks have added another borough to it's already large territory. Verdun will feature class acts and expand the Jazz Festival experience to a larger portion … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Rick’s Top Free Montreal Jazz Festival Picks

Rick Keene Music Scene – Kevin Breit; One of Canada’s Premiere Guitar Players Shares All. Part One

Come out and join the circus won't ya? The title above could very well be the name of Kevin Breit's latest album. Instead - Stella Bella Strada is the name of the disc and it translates roughly into 'Star of the Road'. A fitting title both professionally and personally for the Ontario-born much sought after … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Kevin Breit; One of Canada’s Premiere Guitar Players Shares All. Part One

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Kids Are All Right …

Old people listen to old people and young people listen to young people. That used to be the rule in music yet now things have changed. Parents and Grand Parents hang out with their children and Grandchildren and attend concerts together. For the first time in history - music knows no boundaries. So what are … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Kids Are All Right …

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Ten Best Tunes You Will Hear Today

Look no further ... Most of the good tunes do not make it to your radio dial. That is a fact and it ain't pretty. Blues, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, Folk - you name it and chances are it is played in someone's basement. True fans know the tunes but the general public are too … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Ten Best Tunes You Will Hear Today

Rick Keene Music Scene – HuDost Shines Brightly On Latest Album ‘Of Water + Mercy’

Life experiences dictate feelings. HuDost’s Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines have lived life's up and downs in the past few years. Loss, gain and pain are a few of the life - changing experiences that have come there way. Like most true artists, their souls feel more than most and thankfully all the trials and tribulations fly high … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – HuDost Shines Brightly On Latest Album ‘Of Water + Mercy’

Rick Keene Music Scene – Moksha Sommer of HuDost Explains How PledgeMusic Ripped Off Artists

The road to happiness is paved with good intentions, or - something like that ... HuDost’s Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines have issued a candid statement to their fans, shedding light on their album’s release campaign through now-disgraced crowd-funding platform, PledgeMusic. The husband / wife team are among many , many artists whose fans were left holding the bag … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Moksha Sommer of HuDost Explains How PledgeMusic Ripped Off Artists

What’s Coming On Rick Keene Music Scene.com ( Or – How I Stopped Listening to Mainstream And Learned To Love the Bomb)

Blind dates are not for everyone ... Some folks like to know what they are getting into before they dress up and hit the road. Many folks do not like surprises in their lives. For those who prefer security over blind faith - please listen below to some tunes from the artists I will be … Continue reading What’s Coming On Rick Keene Music Scene.com ( Or – How I Stopped Listening to Mainstream And Learned To Love the Bomb)

Rick Keene Music Scene – Ten Essential Tracks

There are millions of tunes you will never hear. Put that in your CD player and smoke it ... Please listen below to ten songs you probably have never heard before. If you have heard one or two - then you are a true music fan. T Nile 2014 @ Rebecca Blissett Photography All Rights … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Ten Essential Tracks

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Most Important Interview You Will Listen To ( p.s The Music Is Awesome Too ! )

A social conscience will save us. Rupa of Rupa and The April Fishes is a brilliant songwriter and singer. Her band, The Fishes, are a gang of musicians almost too good for music's sakes. Given all this - music is not the most important thing going on within their new record. Please listen below to … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Most Important Interview You Will Listen To ( p.s The Music Is Awesome Too ! )

Rick Keene Music Scene – Christina Martin Takes On The Subject of Addiction on Latest Album

Music heals. Yet not always ... Christina Martin, the multi-award winning Canadian singer / songwriter appears to be on a mission. A socially-conscience trip which has her doing her part to get messages to the masses. Her latest disc offers a tune relating to the rising Fentanyl addiction / problem plaguing our society. Lungs are … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Christina Martin Takes On The Subject of Addiction on Latest Album

Rick Keene Music Scene – Marillion Drummer Ian Mosley; The Beat Goes On. Part Two

What is the process of recording Marillion songs? Marillion drummer Ian Mosley invites punters into the world of Marillion in Part Two and also discusses his feelings about Steve Hackett of Genesis fame. Ian's thoughts on retirement also come up along with advice to up and coming drummers. Please listen below to Part Two of … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Marillion Drummer Ian Mosley; The Beat Goes On. Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Marillion Drummer Ian Mosley; The Beat Goes On …

What kid does not bang on things? Marillion drummer Ian Mosley was one of those kids and unlike many - the now sixty-five year old Brit has not stopped. Banging the skins with Marillion since 1984, Ian's musical education commenced long before that. Privy to up close and personal performances by the likes of Buddy … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Marillion Drummer Ian Mosley; The Beat Goes On …

Rick Keene Music Scene – T.Nile; Swallowing Music Profoundly In New Album Beachfires

Music is in the genes. T Nile 2014 @ Rebecca Blissett Photography All Rights Reserved As a child, T.Nile traveled around with her father who was a street entertainer. It did not take Tamara long to figure out she was also a performer. A combination of classic music training and genes has gifted Tamara with … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – T.Nile; Swallowing Music Profoundly In New Album Beachfires

Rick Keene Music Scene – Riiver Brukes; The Next Sass Jordan?

Raw talent cannot be taught. Scottish - born and current Canadian Riiver Brukes is a prime example of someone not requiring a lot of teaching.  Music comes from her soul and following a long 'break'; Riiver is now following her true 'calling'. Thankfully for all music lovers - Riiver is singing again.   Please listen below … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Riiver Brukes; The Next Sass Jordan?

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 – StringKatz; Putting The ‘Classic’ Back In Classic Rock

Many Rock n Roll musicians are classically trained ... Lawrence Gowan of Styx immediately comes to mind which is ironic since StringKatz, a quartet of stringed instruments, just recorded Gowan's A Criminal Mind on their new CD. Music imitating music or music imitating music? StringKatz are on to something. Rock music is historically ripe in … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – StringKatz; Putting The ‘Classic’ Back In Classic Rock

Rick Keene Music Scene – Gino Vannelli Shines Brightly on New Album

Sometimes - it is worth the wait. Gino Vannelli ( Montreal's wayward son) made a rule when he was younger. 'Never put out music without a purpose ...' That is the reason why it has been over ten years since music fans heard something new from Vannelli. Wilderness Road is the name of the new … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Gino Vannelli Shines Brightly on New Album

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 !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Samantha Kives; Keeping K-Tel Records Alive !

Everyone from the sixties and seventies owned a K-Tel Record. Philp Kives, the founder of K-Tel products and records was an innovator. One of those few people who come along every couple of decades. K-Tel Records was the very first 'streaming' service. The original Spotify. Amassing hits and not-so-hits into collections on disc. If not … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Samantha Kives; Keeping K-Tel Records Alive !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Canadian Music Legend Murray McLauchlan Talks ‘Voices That Care’ Part Two.

Murray McLauchlan is a founding Father of modern day Canadian music. It is - that simple. Mr. McLauchlan has won eleven Juno Awards and is a member of the Order of Canada. Not bad for a guy who decided to ride freight trains when his schooling was done. Please listen below to Part Two of … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Canadian Music Legend Murray McLauchlan Talks ‘Voices That Care’ Part Two.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Canadian Music Legend Murray McLauchlan Talks ‘Voices That Care’ Part One.

Murray McLauchlan is a founding Father of modern day Canadian music. It is - that simple. Mr. McLauchlan has won eleven Juno Awards and is a member of the Order of Canada. Not bad for a guy who decided to ride freight trains when his schooling was done. Please listen below as Murray talks about … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Canadian Music Legend Murray McLauchlan Talks ‘Voices That Care’ Part One.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Canada’s Most Prolific Songwriter Marc Jordan Bares ‘Both Sides’ on New Disc

Marc Jordan has appeared on thirty-five million CDs. Put that in your MP3 player and smoke it ... Marc has written for or co-written with the who is who of the music business. Rod Stewart, Josh Groban, Diana Ross, Chicago, Kansas, Manhattan Transfer, Kenny Loggins, Amanda Marshal, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Roch Voisine, Canadian Tenors, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Canada’s Most Prolific Songwriter Marc Jordan Bares ‘Both Sides’ on New Disc

Rick Keene Music Scene – Ben Winkelman ‘Balances’ Latin Rhythms to Jazz On Latest Release

Once a drummer, always a drummer ... Ben Winkelman is an accomplished pianist now and by no means an 'artist' behind the kit. Does his first instrument play into his mentality on his latest disc Balance? Perhaps ... Please listen below to my chat with Ben. Hear some great tunes as well ! Ben? What's … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Ben Winkelman ‘Balances’ Latin Rhythms to Jazz On Latest Release

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jeff Coffin Of The Dave Mathews Band Talks ‘On the Corner’

On The Corner was not received well upon it's release in 1972. Times change ... The (now) landmark album by Miles Davis was ahead of it's time. A precursor to 1970's Funk, Rock and eventually Hip Hop. Miles - as usual, ahead of his time and ahead of the times. Dave Liebman was on that … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jeff Coffin Of The Dave Mathews Band Talks ‘On the Corner’

Rick Keene Music Scene – Colin James Talks Blues and A Juno Nomination

In 1989, Colin James had 'Miles to Go' in his career. Kieth Richards and Colin James - 1994 Colin was given the Juno Award for Most Promising Male Artist. It was the same year that Back to the Future Two was released and Game Boy was one of the most popular toys on the market. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Colin James Talks Blues and A Juno Nomination

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’