Rick Keene Music Scene – Ask Dave the Bartender. Part Two.

Bartenders are a breed apart. That’s why they are kept behind wooden fences …

In Hog town, in Toronto – there is such a fellow. Banned from Montreal, tossed from his family – Dave the Bartender stands alone.

Secure in his thoughts and confident in his musical knowledge. Join me as I travel to Toronto and ask Dave the Bartender musical questions sent in by listeners of

Rick Keene Music Scene. 

Happy Birthday Dave the Bartender !

*Beautiful Goodbye by Anthony Gomes

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Ask Dave the Bartender. Part One

Bartenders are a breed apart. That’s why they are kept behind wooden fences …

In Hog town, in Toronto – there is such a fellow. Banned from Montreal, tossed from his family – Dave the Bartender stands alone.

Secure in his thoughts and confident in his musical knowledge. Join me as I travel to Toronto and ask Dave the Bartender musical questions sent in by listeners of

Rick Keene Music Scene. 

Happy Birthday Dave the Bartender !

*Beautiful Goodbye by Anthony Gomes

Former Montreal Expos and Drummer Warren Cromartie Talks Baseball, Raines and RUSH ! Part One.

Warren Cromartie is a hero in Montreal for a couple of reasons …

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Not only did the Florida native help the Montreal Expos win their first birth to the post season, he single-handily, in one sweeping motion, unified baseball with Canada.

Everyone who followed baseball in 1981 remembers when ‘Cro’ grabbed the Canadian flag in Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium and waved it for millions to understand that CANADA won a major league title. 

Before The Blue Jays and Joe Carter’s blast, there was Warren Cromartie, Gary Carter, Tim Raines and ‘The Hawk’. Not to mention a bevvy of players who endeared themselves to an entire generation of baseball fans in Montreal.

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Warren Cromartie has since become a hero yet again as he heads up The Montreal Baseball Project. An organization intent on bringing professional baseball back to Montreal.

Cromartie’s second love is music. 

An accomplished drummer, ‘Cro’ has played with some pretty impressive musicians over the years and released an album in Japan. His ‘home away from home’ in Baseball and in music.

Please listen below to a great chat about Baseball, The Expos, Tim Raines and Rush.

Click on the link below to find out how you can help bring baseball back to Montreal !

Talk soon !

 

Visit The Montreal Baseball Project Here !

 

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In the Words of a Jealous Spouse; ‘ What’s Going On ‘ ?

A lot happened in music the past few days and a lot more will be happening!

The ‘Hip’ and Gord Downie put on a show for the ages on Saturday evening before 11.7 million Canadians. To put that into perspective, that’s approximately 11.7 million more than Justin Bieber has of stable relationships.

At least – some Canadians act Canadian !

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What’s going on in and around Montreal music-wise in the next couple of weeks ?

Please listen below to find out who is playing and where. You can also hear some great tunes !

Thanks for listening !

Talk soon …

 

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Working Man Blues 

 

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Michel Pagliaro is Back! Sorta …

 

 Michel Pagliaro is a legend in Quebec …

 

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Anglophone artists, Francophone artists – any type of gender from a particular era in Montreal, unconsciously or consciously affected  by ‘Pag’.

Rarely do artists create such a vast songbook in a short period of time. Dylan, The Beatles, Elvis and Pag.

 

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For this reason, it is only fitting, after all these years for a tribute album to be released. Eleven of Pagliaro’s songs performed by twelve artists. A brilliant CD package for immense listening pleasure.

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Carl Bastien supervises  a disc long overdue. A void within the borders is now filled. Pag and Gerry Boulet can now walk hand in hand across the Plains of Abraham.

Please listen below to some tunes from Pag Revisited.

 

Visit Pag Here !

 

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Hallowe’en Happenings in Montreal and Other Events That Go Bump in the Night

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Lots of scary stuff happening in and around Montreal this spooky weekend.

Please listen below to some of these events as well as directions to a complete Hallowe’en rundown.

Also listen to what else is happening in and around Montreal.

Talk soon.

Boo!

 

 

Welcome to Montreal Emilie – Claire Barlow! It’s a ‘Clear Day’ …

Emilie – Claire Barlow loves Montreal.

So much so, she made a life altering decision and moved to the city to pursue her Juno Award winning musical career.

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A life changing trip on board a Coast Guard ship in the Arctic also played into Emilie’s decision to change her life completely.

To enter her new life with a ‘clear day’ in mind …

Please listen below to my chat with Emilie about her new album and her new life in Montreal.

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Part Two

Please Visit Emilie Here !

Thanks for listening ! Talk soon

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