Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Survivorman’ Les Stroud Places Enviromental Consciousness Into His Music

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

Rick Keene Music Scene – Will Evankovich; Keeping The Guess Who Fresh in The Past

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

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Candid Chat with the Singer of The Guess Who; Derek Sharp

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

Rick Keene Music Scene – George Thorogood Isn’t ‘Lonesome’ on His First Solo Record

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

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Guess Who’s Original Drummer Garry Petersen Talks Music and The New Guess Who Album

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

Rick Keene Music Scene – Selling Steve Hackett by the Pound

   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

Rick Keene Music Scene – Kate McGarry; A Loving Trio Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

  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