Get your toes ready to tap ... A lot coming up in Montreal and a lot already at your fingertips. Great shows, great tunes and great events. The trick is to listen below and find out what you are missing ...
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The Jazz Festival is coming and so are musicians from around the globe. https://www.montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA There are also many places in Montreal and surroundings which provide live entertainment outside the downtown core. For ten days - it is a music lover's paradise downtown and near home. You can't get much better than that ! Please listen … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Alan Parsons, Rivercat and The Stones Start No Filter Tour Amid Jagger’s Health Concerns
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
King Crimson are one of 'those' bands ... Several short stints in several increments have survived since 1969. Starting with 'The Court of The Crimson King' until their upcoming appearance on July 3rd in Montreal - this band is still cutting edge. Please listen below to my chat with Gavin Harrison, one of three drummers … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – King Crimson.
Michael Kaeshammer has been here -done that. The Montreal Jazz Festival? Second nature for him ... Before setting out on an European tour and then China - Michael's upcoming appearance at The Montreal International Jazz Festival on July 6th is just one of very few gigs this summer. Michael is taking the time to prepare for … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – Michael Kaeshammer
Steve Hill has opened for Buddy Guy a few times. Meeting him - an entirely different tale ... Steve will be opening up for Buddy once more on June 30th as part of Le Festival International de Jazz a Montreal. It is part of a triple bill including; Guy, Charlie Musslewhite and Matt Andersen. A … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – Buddy Guy, Charlie Musslewhite, Steve Hill and Matt Andersen
Sometimes, the Blues is in you for a lifetime. It just takes a while to come out . Bruce ' Mississippi' Johnson has been involved in music for a very long time. Playing and performing 'other people's' songs. Now - it's his turn to perform his own. Please listen below to my chat with Bruce … Continue reading Bruce ‘Mississippi’ Johnson – Singing Music the Right Way !
All that Jazz ... The Montreal International Jazz Festival stats June 29th. It promises - once more, to be legendary as acts from all corners of the globe meet in Montreal for the largest Jazz Festival in the world. Keep coming back to Rick Keene Music Scene.com for interviews, previews, … Continue reading Bonnie Raitt , Royal Wood and a Bevy of Artists Coming To the Montreal Jazz Festival
Martin Goyette is a force to be reckoned with. Rarely does an artist come along who delivers vocals so powerfully. So passionately. So forcefully. Combining a lifelong education of the Blues with a passion for learning more and more. That's Martin. Big Beets is Martin's sophomore disc and it displays a willingness to take a … Continue reading Martin Goyette – Gerry Boulet and James Cotton All Rolled Into One !
What happens in New Jersey, does not stay in New Jersey. Musically, anyways ... Springsteen set the bar pretty high for guys like Mark Rivers. Something which clearly shines through on RiverCat's new album; Hard Road to Freedom. Please listen below as Mark explains his band RiverCat , his own musical influences and his job … Continue reading RIVERCAT – What Happens in New Jersey, Does Not Stay in New Jersey.