Sass Jordan is one of a kind. It is a wonder why, after all these years, Sass has not released an all Blues album. Until now. The Blues is part of Sass' soul. It is part of her sound. The Blues are essential to Sass Jordan's life. Please have a listen below to some tracks … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week; Sass Jordan – Rebel Moon Blues
The best tunes in Montreal. Many songs float on by. Unless deals are made, most tunes are left unheard. Quality means nothing to the powers that be. Have a listen below to some new tunes, upcoming interviews and things that make you go hmm ... Smoke Meat Pete Music Here
The best tunes in Montreal. Many songs float by like a butterfly in the wind. Beautiful colors go unnoticed by the hard working folk as they are force fed their daily feeds.. Have a listen below to some tunes that will shove the winter blues away and the best joke ever told. Smoke Meat Pete … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Beating the Winter Blues and The Best Joke in The History of Jokes
The best tunes in Montreal. Many songs float on by. Unless deals are made, most tunes are left unheard. Quality means nothing to the powers that be. Have a listen below to a new tune from Sass Jordan, an homage to Larry Walker and things that make you go hmm ... Smoke Meat Pete Music … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Larry Walker, New Sass Jordan and Things That Make You Go Hmm …
Living with nature opens the mind. Best known as Survivorman in the extremely popular TV docu-series, Les Stroud has always had an affinity for music. His latest release Bittern Lake is an example of how earthy sounds can touch the soul and inspire people to change. Combining poignant lyrics with even more poignant musicianship, Stroud … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Survivorman’ Les Stroud Places Enviromental Consciousness Into His Music
Writing, playing and producing - not easy to do while keeping an album fluid. Guitarist / songwriter and producer Will Evankovich juggles all duties while keeping an eye to the future and with the past. Say what? The Guess Who have a catalog of hits dating back to the sixties and Will's ( and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Will Evankovich; Keeping The Guess Who Fresh in The Past
It's not easy being a Hobbit ... Lead singer and principal songwriter of the new Guess Who album Derek Sharp, is filled with energy. Perhaps enthusiasm is a better adjective as the band are on the brink of introducing the new album and tunes to the world. Please listen below to my chat … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Candid Chat with the Singer of The Guess Who; Derek Sharp
Bad to The Bone ... Who on this planet does not know that opening riff followed by the words in the song 'Bad To The Bone'? Chances are - aliens circling overhead in their spacecraft hear it every time George Thorogood and his Destroyers play it live. It has been a long and storied career … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – George Thorogood Isn’t ‘Lonesome’ on His First Solo Record
Garry Petersen knows good music. Aside from the fact Garry started drumming before Rock n Roll was a 'thing' - Petersen also was part of one of the biggest selling Rock bands of all time. The Guess Who,at one point, were outselling The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Not bad for a guy (and band) … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Guess Who’s Original Drummer Garry Petersen Talks Music and The New Guess Who Album
Once upon a time, Genesis was not a Pop band. Cutting edge songs in the prog Rock vein was what made Genesis into one of the biggest selling commercial bands of all time. Lyricist and singer Peter Gabriel and guitar player Steve Hackett were a huge part of that equation. Upon their departure - … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Selling Steve Hackett by the Pound
Kate McGarry has one of the greatest voices in music. One Grammy nomination under her belt later, Kate has hooked up with two of her favorite fellows to record an album fitting for not just a Grammy award - an Oscar award as well. Combining Jazz sensibilities with soundtrack mentalities is a coup for … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Kate McGarry; A Loving Trio Just in Time for Valentine’s Day
One man's junk is another man's treasure. Sometimes, artists do not get their just due. Instead of rolling over and crying into their old Blues records, craftsmen must think outside the box. They look for avenues to not only make money - to also earn the respect they deserve for quality art Mike Goudreau is … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Goudreau; Making a Name for His Music in Hollywood!
Sometimes, music needs to be injected with the past. Danielle Duval, a former Montrealer now living in Toronto, appears to have accomplished the large task of injecting some fresh blood into Rock n Roll. Not inventing the wheel but incorporating sounds she heard from a band which were rather large in the late 70's … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Danielle Duval; Injecting Freshness Into Rock n Roll
Angels are among us ... Their voices as forceful and as soft as need be. Sounds of the souls drifting into the air and pollinating those who pay attention. Please have a listen below to some great new tunes and a new / old song from one of Montreal's wayward daughters. Find out what is … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Quite Simply, Some of the Best Female Vocalists and What’s Coming !
"Everything is great where I live ..." Explains Derek Sharp. " What's it called? The Lord of the Rings ... Narnia! Everybody is great in my family here in the middle of nowhere ..." Sharp is the husband of local Montreal girl -turned-good; Sass Jordan. He is also the lead singer of The Guess Who … Continue reading A New Guess Who Album with Derek Sharp … !
Hometown boy turned man; Gino Vannelli, is coming back to Montreal in November ... What else is new? The man who started his musical career as a drummer in Montreal and a current resident of Portland,Oregon - often comes home. He frequently visits his Mom and was most recently in Ste. Agathe to play a … Continue reading Gino Vannelli – All Those Nights in Montreal …
Top Ten interviews of 2012 ... 10. Lee Mellor 9.Jason Rockman 8. Susie Arioli 7. Cecile Doo Kingue 6. Roger Walls 5. Randy Bowen 4. Sass Jordan 3 .Frank Marino The last two are from the same group - at different times ... 2. Jerry Mercer Although Jerry's interview(the main one) was not carried out … Continue reading Top Ten Interviews of 2012
Next up on my list - two people who helped enormously in putting Canada on the map musically ... 4. Sass Jordan I spoke with Sass, not once - twice for a couple of hours each time. She is warm, sweet, funny and tough. A trooper who helped pave the wave for Canadian rockers in … Continue reading Top Ten Interviews of 2012
Sass Jordan does not sit still ... "I just got back from Las Vegas ..." She says. " I was helping out Jake. E. Lee on his new album. He is such a fantastic player who has massive legions of rabid fans! It was an honor to sing with him!" Who is Jake E. Lee? … Continue reading Sass Jordan; Transplanted Montreal Girl Does Good – Part Three
Sass Jordan has been on her own since she was fourteen. If her fifteen year old daughter tries the same thing - God help her ... " The world is a different place than the 1970's." Says Sass. " I moved out, wanted to be a singer and I never thought about asking my parents … Continue reading Sass Jordan; Transplanted Montreal Girl Does Good – Part Two
The scene ...? Brutopia. The place ...? Downtown Montreal. The feeling in the air ...? General malaise and spookiness. The reason ...? Hallowe'en! A shiek on drums, a nun on bass, a conehead on guitar, a giant - sized man of Haitian descent on vocals and a straight - unabashed Mexican on the congas ... … Continue reading Rick’s Rockin’ Hallowe’en Bash (or How I Met Mick Jagger )
S.U.N. (SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING) have signed a deal with record company Robo Records (a division of Waterfront Ent. Group), distributed through Fontana / Universal Music Distribution and home to such illustrious artists as John Waite, The Bangles, Brian Ray, Orianthi and Mickey Dolenz. S.U.N.’s first single "I'm The One" is impacting radio throughout October, 2012...with … Continue reading S.U.N ( SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING )
Remember the band - The Pinups? A Montreal group which did the nightclub circuit in the late seventies - early eighties? Clubs such as the Maples, the Moustache and the Pioneer evolving into the band members' second homes. In that band was a female bass player who went on to become a Juno award winner and … Continue reading Sass Jordan; Transplanted Montreal Girl Does Good – Part One