Michel Pagliaro; Quebec’s Greatest Songwriter?

 Michel Pagliaro is a legend in Quebec ... Anglophone artists, Francophone artists - any genre, unconsciously or consciously affected  by 'Pag'. Rarely do artists create such a vast 'society affecting' songbook in a quick period of time. The Guess Who, Dylan,The Beatles, The Stones,Elvis and Pag. For this reason, it is fitting after all these … Continue reading Michel Pagliaro; Quebec’s Greatest Songwriter?

Rick Keene Music Scene – Rest in Peace Neil Peart

March to the beat of your own drum. Truer words have never been spoken when it comes to Rush drummer Neil Peart. Peart - passed away January 7th, 2020 at the age of 67 following a three year private battle with brain cancer. One of the greatest drummers in Rock n Roll and music history … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Rest in Peace Neil Peart

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

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

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

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 - … Continue reading In the Words of a Jealous Spouse; ‘ What’s Going On ‘ ?

Michel Pagliaro is Back! Sorta …

   Michel Pagliaro is a legend in Quebec ...   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.   For this reason, it is only fitting, after all these … Continue reading Michel Pagliaro is Back! Sorta …

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

What’s Happening in Montreal and on Rick Keene Music Scene

New York, New Jersey, New Guinea ... new tunes! Plus - lots of upcoming shows in and around Montreal!     Stop by every Sunday for a schedule of weekly and monthly shows and by clicking on the Evenko and Jazz Festival logos - a one stop shopping adventure to buy tickets too! Only on … Continue reading What’s Happening in Montreal and on Rick Keene Music Scene

Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part Two

  If there are not any subliminal messages within the title of Susie Arioli's new album, there should be ... Susie has recorded an album without Jordan Officer on guitar. A new beginning for Susie and the album title mirrors that rebirth. In perfect Arioli fashion - the title track 'stings' with irony. Both sides … Continue reading Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part Two

Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part One

  If there are not any subliminal messages within the title of Susie Arioli's new album, there should be ... Susie has recorded an album without Jordan Officer on guitar. A new beginning for Susie and the album title mirrors that rebirth. In perfect Arioli fashion - the title track 'stings' with irony. Both sides … Continue reading Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part One

Are You Ready to Go to a Gogo ? David Gogo is Ready for You …!

Guitar player extraordinaire, songwriter extraordinaire, performer extraordinaire David Gogo is heading Montreal's way ... Vicksburgh Call, David's fourteenth studio album, is his calling card as this Vancouver Island native returns to the city where his hockey heart lies. David is a huge Montreal Canadiens' fan and even has a sticker of the legendary squad's logo … Continue reading Are You Ready to Go to a Gogo ? David Gogo is Ready for You …!

What’s Coming and New Songs on Rick Keene Music Scene

  As Fall enters Winter. As cold winds blow Winter into Spring and Summer once more, collapses to Fall ... There is a lot coming. Please listen below to some new tunes, some upcoming shows and some words from a local musician talking about his new single making it's debut on Rick Keene Music Scene. … Continue reading What’s Coming and New Songs on Rick Keene Music Scene

Warren Cromartie – The Universal Dream

Former Montreal Expos player Warren 'Cro' Cromartie - not unlike Martin Luther King Jr; has a dream ...   To bring baseball back to the city that gave him an opportunity to earn a living playing the game he loves. Music is his second passion. Warren? Visit The Montreal Baseball Project Here! Buy Your Tickets … Continue reading Warren Cromartie – The Universal Dream

Top Ten Rock n Roll Bands of All Time

It' s a hard call ... Amassing arsenals of music executed to the utmost of rock band's abilities and narrowing them down to ten. Daunting yes - impossible?  Not really ... Beauty is in the 'ear ' of the beholder, a full agreement can never be reached with lists like these. The only certainty is … Continue reading Top Ten Rock n Roll Bands of All Time

Transcend your Mind

"Innocence flowing through me as people pass me by. The world is at my fingertips, there's promise in my eyes." With these words, the band Transcend welcomes you to their world. Their very young world ... This group of West Islanders are a combined age of seventy- two. That is the same age as Charlie … Continue reading Transcend your Mind

Rush – Beyond the Lighted Stage; A Review

Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart play themselves; according to the credits of this documentary. That's a good start for Rush enthusiasts ... The film opens with Neil Peart playing a small drum kit backstage. It is hard to imagine Peart playing a small drum kit anywhere. Known more for his mutlti - piece … Continue reading Rush – Beyond the Lighted Stage; A Review