Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – King Crimson.

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.

Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – Michael Kaeshammer

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

Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal Jazz Festival Preview – Buddy Guy, Charlie Musslewhite, Steve Hill and Matt Andersen

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

Bruce ‘Mississippi’ Johnson – Singing Music the Right Way !

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 !

Bonnie Raitt , Royal Wood and a Bevy of Artists Coming To the Montreal Jazz Festival

    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 – Gerry Boulet and James Cotton All Rolled Into One !

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 !

RIVERCAT – What Happens in New Jersey, Does Not Stay in New Jersey.

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.

Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Are You Talkin’ To Me?’

Wanna know what interviews are coming up this week? Well, you have come to the right place.  How do you play it? Simple. Click on the play button  and voila ! Music and previews for your listening pleasure.      The Montreal International Jazz Festival starts June 29th. It promises - once more, to be legendary as … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Are You Talkin’ To Me?’

Rick Keene Music Scene – Your Weekend Playlist !

Can't find good tunes on your radio dial? Well, you have come to the right place. Two hours of news and music to play when you want over the weekend. How do you play it? Simple. Click on the play button on each part and voila ! Music of all genres for your listening pleasure.  … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Your Weekend Playlist !

RIVERCAT Covers Del Shannon, Bryan Ferry’s Guitarist and A Montreal International Jazz Festival Preview

It is almost that time of year, boyz and gurls ... The Montreal International Jazz Festival starts 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 … Continue reading RIVERCAT Covers Del Shannon, Bryan Ferry’s Guitarist and A Montreal International Jazz Festival Preview

Concert Review; Garland Jeffreys Falls ‘Head Over Heels’ For Montreal !

Someone should not  tell Garland Jeffreys he is seventy-three years old. If he 'realizes it' - he may start acting the part.  The legend was in town last night at Club Soda along with a backing band who not only complimented Jeffreys; they were the icing on the guitar case. Two songs into a very lengthy two … Continue reading Concert Review; Garland Jeffreys Falls ‘Head Over Heels’ For Montreal !

Rick Keene Music Scene.com – What’s Going On Musically in Montreal ?

Bored?  No need to sit around and do nothing. No need to listen to music on your ghetto blaster. Wake up the neighbors and call the kids! Or - better still, have the kids wake the neighbors with loud music ! Please have a listen below to some shows that are coming up. Listen to … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene.com – What’s Going On Musically in Montreal ?

‘Too Many Cooks’ Down to One; Richard D ‘Anjou Delivers the Best Quebec Rock Album of the Year

 'Too Many Cooks' spoil the broth ... Unless of course you are talking about 'the band'.  'Too Many Cooks' exploded onto the Quebec scene in 1986 and their rise was meteoric. Mesmerizing. Monumental.  Fast forward to 2017, the band is no longer a working unit and Richard D'Anjou has been out of the music spotlight … Continue reading ‘Too Many Cooks’ Down to One; Richard D ‘Anjou Delivers the Best Quebec Rock Album of the Year

Jordan Officer; Paying Homage to Chuck Berry with Words and Chords

Jordan Officer has hit his stride ... With two Blues albums behind him, Jordan Officer has officially passed 'hump day'. All that lay ahead is weekend after weekend of fun as he digs further and further into the roots of Blues, Country and Rock music. Jordan is on an interesting journey and one that may … Continue reading Jordan Officer; Paying Homage to Chuck Berry with Words and Chords

Bryan Ferry in Montreal – An Education in Musicality

If  music could be bottled  - Bryan Ferry and his band would be the proper vintage ... Ferry and his band of merry men and women were at Theatre St. Denis last night and it was a lesson in musicality. Wisdom of notes, melodies and spaces were relayed through the sold out venue like candy … Continue reading Bryan Ferry in Montreal – An Education in Musicality