A Spooky Chat with The Record Breakers!

Hallowe'en isn't always scary. Well - ok, it is always scary but some things on that evening are also fun. On October 30th - join two bands for an evening of music and dance from two very different musical acts. A pair of entertainment entities very different in the phases of their careers. Please listen … Continue reading A Spooky Chat with The Record Breakers!

Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge – Part Two

The Province of Quebec is filled with the blues. Luckily, it is also filled with The Blues. Music - that is ... Come down to Bistro a Jo Jo on October 6th, 12th and 20th to cheer your favorite Blues' singers as they compete to represent Quebec in Memphis, Tennessee. Three nights of some of … Continue reading Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge – Part Two

What’s Happening in Montreal and On Rick Keene Music Scene – Spooky!

So much is going on - even the Pope is gay! As usual - Montreal has a lot to offer in the music field. Concerts, shows - if it has a groove, this city adores it ! Please listen below to what is coming music-wise and find out how to buy tickets online for most … Continue reading What’s Happening in Montreal and On Rick Keene Music Scene – Spooky!

Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge at Bistro a Jo Jo – Oct. 6th

 Blues! Blues! Blues! It is all about the Blues.  Especially the next couple of weeks at Bistro a Jo Jo on St. Denis in Montreal. It is the Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge. The winner of the eleven artists competing receive an opportunity to go to Memphis, Tennessee to test their skills there as well. … Continue reading Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge at Bistro a Jo Jo – Oct. 6th

Jerry Mercer; As the Years Have Gone By …

To say that ex - April Wine drummer Jerry Mercer has been around is a gross understatement. Starting from scratch and working his way up from Trevor Payne and The Triangle to the wondrous  sounds of the Cuban rhythms - Jerry Mercer has played a lot of percussion. He ain't done yet ... Please listen … Continue reading Jerry Mercer; As the Years Have Gone By …

Jerry Mercer – As The Years Go By; Part Three

Jerry Mercer - the drummer who had the opportunity to play drums for Roy Buchanan, retired as the drummer for April Wine four years ago ... In that time, along with his wife - Jerry has been travelling the globe and enjoying his 'Golden Years'. Does this mean drumming is not part of his life … Continue reading Jerry Mercer – As The Years Go By; Part Three

Jerry Mercer – As the Years Go By; Part One

Jerry Mercer heard Ray Charles' song 'What I'd Say' on the radio. His life was never the same ... Starting with Trevor Payne and the Triangle, Mashmakhan and eventually April Wine - Mercer's career has taken him on trips with Janis Joplin, Roy Buchanan, The Band and many, many others ... At the young age … Continue reading Jerry Mercer – As the Years Go By; Part One