Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist

Montreal has the best music fans in the world.

Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. ‘Montrealers know music and it shows.’ The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged – second to none.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Playlist

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist

Montreal has the best music fans in the world.

Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. ‘Montrealers know music and it shows.’ The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged – second to none.

Please enjoy Your Playlist

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

“If you cannot pay your rent – that’s The Blues …”

Howlin’ Wolf’s quote above defines The Blues more than most. The Blues are the cornerstone of popular music as we know it and it is the most enduring genre of music in it’s purest form.

Most people walking around on this planet are struggling. The elite, the Kings and Queens – oblivious to the troubles of the every-man and woman. The Blues is the music of the people. A beacon for common sense to unite and prosper from the knowledge they are not alone. Money, relationships, addictions – all part of the inner conflicts which are paraded on stages throughout the world in the form of The Blues.

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Please listen below to Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues Playlist

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist

Montreal has the best music fans in the world.

Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. ‘Montrealers know music and it shows.’ The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged – second to none.

Please enjoy Your Playlist

Please listen below

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Rick Keene Music Scene – 40 Canadian Artists Announced as International Songwriting Competition Winners

You need soul to write.

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its 2019 winners. Established in 2002, ISC is the world’s largest international songwriting competition, receiving over 18,000 entries from 140 countries in 2019. More than $150,000 in cash and merchandise is awarded to 71 winners in 23 categories covering all genres of music.

First Place Winner –
Singer/Songwriter Tim Moxam

ISC is pleased to announce that 40 Canadian songs are winners in the competition, garnering two First Places, one Second Place, four Third Places, and 33 Honorable Mentions.


“Canada has a long tradition of great songwriters, and this continues to be reflected in ISC’s winners,” said Candace Avery, Founder/Director of ISC. “Every year, Canadians excel in the competition, and we are proud to celebrate their artistry and achievements.”


Winning ISC is an honor awarded to many artists whose careers have been successful. Previous winners have included: Illenium; Vance Joy; Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry; Kehlani; Faouzia; Gregory Porter; Fantastic Negrito; Passenger; Lupe Fiasco; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; For King and Country; Dean Lewis; and many more. 

For a complete list of 2019 winners and to hear the winning songs, visit here.

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The list of 2019 Canadian winners is as follows:


First Place Winners


“Honesty” – Tim Moxam – Toronto, ON, Canada – Music Video
“I Do” – Khalid Yassein, Devan Glover, Robyn Dell’Unto (Wild Rivers) – Toronto, ON, Canada – Folk/Singer-Songwriter

Second Place Winner


“Istanbul” – Scot Robinson, Bobby Cameron (Scot Free Sessions) Edmonton, AB, Canada – Lyrics Only


Third Place Winners


“Fingerblasting Women” – Avery Pearson, Scout Durwood (Scout & Avery) – Toronto, ON, Canada – Comedy/Novelty
“I Am The Storm” – Carl Bernard – Kitchener, ON, Canada – Lyrics Only
“Let Me Go” – Mathew van Vooght, Dan Mangan (Mathew V) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Performance
“No Eyes For Me” – Harpdog Brown, Mike Ross – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Blues


For a list of Honorable Mentions, visit here.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Juno Award Winner Sue Foley Shares Her Experience of Playing with Billy Gibbons

If you wanna do something you love – do something you love.

Sue Foley grew up in Ottawa. She heard the Rolling Stones and discovered The Blues through them. At the age of twenty -one, she was living and plying her craft in Austin Texas.

2018 marked Foley’s return as a solo artist with her latest album, The Ice Queen, which featured guest appearances by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Jimmie Vaughan.

In May 2020, Foley won a Blues Music Award in the ‘Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)’ category

Please listen below to part two of my chat with Sue and hear what it is like playing with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top Fame.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Juno Award Winner Sue Foley Shares Her Playlist; Part One

If you wanna do something you love – do something you love.

Sue Foley grew up in Ottawa. She heard the Rolling Stones and discovered The Blues through them. At the age of twenty -one, she was living and plying her craft in Austin Texas.

2018 marked Foley’s return as a solo artist with her latest album, The Ice Queen, which featured guest appearances by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Jimmie Vaughan.

In May 2020, Foley won a Blues Music Award in the ‘Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)’ category

Please listen below to my chat with Sue and hear songs that influenced her as a young girl.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

“If you cannot pay your rent – that’s The Blues …”

Howlin’ Wolf’s quote above defines The Blues more than most. The Blues are the cornerstone of popular music as we know it and it is the most enduring genre of music in it’s purest form.

Most people walking around on this planet are struggling. The elite, the Kings and Queens – oblivious to the troubles of the every-man and woman. The Blues is the music of the people. A beacon for common sense to unite and prosper from the knowledge they are not alone. Money, relationships, addictions – all part of the inner conflicts which are paraded on stages throughout the world in the form of The Blues.

Smoke Meat Pete

Please listen below to Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues Playlist

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Feat. Jean Marc Pisapia from The Box

Montreal has the best music fans in the world.

Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. ‘Montrealers know music and it shows.’ The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged – second to none.

Please enjoy Your Playlist with Special Guest Jean Marc Pisapia from The Box!

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Best Musicians

The best is not necessarily paraded in front of you.

Montreal ( and surroundings) has some of the finest musicians, producers, engineers and behind the scene women and men in the world. They are right in front of your nose.

Rock, Pop, Country, Blues, Jazz and everything in between is seeded and nurtured in Montreal and Quebec. Some of the best voices, songwriting and musical prowess takes place in our backyard. Take out your hose and water it !

Listen below to just a few of Montreal’s Best Musicians.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – 41st Annual Blues Music Awards

“If you cannot pay your rent – that’s The Blues …”

On Sunday, May 3, The Blues Foundation announced the winners of the 41st Annual Blues Music Awards, the blues world’s highest honors. Newcomer Christone “Kingfish” Ingram led all recipients with five awards, winning in every category in which he was nominated. He took the trophies for Album Of The Year, Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year and Best Emerging Artist Album for his Alligator Records debut, Kingfish. He was also named Contemporary Male Blues Artist Of The Year and Best Instrumentalist – Guitar.

The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling (with Moss on guitar and Gruenling on harmonica) was named Band Of The Year, and won in all three categories in which they were nominated. Their Alligator Records album Lucky Guy! won Traditional Blues Album Of The Year. The album’s title track, written by Moss, won the Song Of The Year award.

Two other Alligator artists were also award winners. Vocalist Shemekia Copeland won for Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year. Rick Estrin, leader of Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, won for Best Instrumentalist – Harmonica.

The 41st Annual Blues Music Awards ceremony, hosted by Shemekia Copeland from her home, was presented online with contributions from artists all over the world. Presenters included Charlie Musselwhite, Warren Haynes, Fantastic Negrito, Ruthie Foster, William Bell, Beth Hart, and Keb’ Mo’.

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The awards were originally scheduled to be presented in Memphis on May 7, 2020, before being moved online due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Complete List of Winners Here

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Please listen below to some great Blues’ covers of Rolling Stones’ songs.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Refuge’ Brings Peace Through Music

Music heals.

So much discoloration today is creating hatred where hatred should not exist. Lies and agendas via social media posts and American mainstream news is creating an atmosphere on the cusp of violence. Add the stress introduced by Covid 19 and the governments around the world – peace is what we need more than ever right now.

Enter The Sultans of String and their album Refuge

Thirty contributors from around the world along with the Toronto-based Sultans of String provide music for the soul in these times of trouble. An evening of listening to this eclectic genre – blurring masterpiece will ease the mind. Strength will be gained to be able to cope day by day no matter what troubles you may be facing .

Please listen below to information about the album Refuge, The Sultans of String and selected tracks from the award winning album.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist

Montreal has the best music fans in the world.

Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. ‘Montrealers know music and it shows.’ The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged – second to none.

Please enjoy Your Playlist!

Please listen below

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of The Week!

Hard work pays off.

For Toronto -area band The Vaniers, the above words ring true. Any band which wishes to gain success must pay their dues. That is exactly what The Vaniers have done. A foreshadowing to their first EP; Who Are You to Stay?

Please listen below to the EP Who Are You to Stay?

Rick Keene Music Scene’s Album of The Week.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues History

“If you cannot pay your rent – that’s The Blues …”

Howlin’ Wolf’s quote above defines The Blues more than most. The Blues are the cornerstone of popular music as we know it and it is the most enduring genre of music in it’s purest form.

Most people walking around on this planet are struggling. The elite, the Kings and Queens – oblivious to the troubles of the every-man and woman. The Blues is the music of the people. A beacon for common sense to unite and prosper from the knowledge they are not alone. Money, relationships, addictions – all part of the inner conflicts which are paraded on stages throughout the world in the form of The Blues.

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Please listen below to some history of The Blues on Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues Playlist

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Featuring Eric Shenkman of The Spin Doctors

Montreal has the best music fans in the world.

Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. ‘Montrealers know music and it shows.’ The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged – second to none.

Please enjoy an epic Playlist!

Eric Shenkman of The Spin Doctors relates songs that influenced him, Rock n Roll backstage shenanigans and his solo record.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Featuring Montreal-Born Andy Kim’s Favorites

Montreal has the best music fans in the world.

Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. ‘Montrealers know music and it shows.’ The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged – second to none.

Please enjoy an epic Playlist!

Part One are requests sent in by listeners!

Part TwoAndy Kim relates songs that made him into the artist he is today.

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Rick Keene Music Scene -George Thorogood Delivers a Rock n Roll History Lesson and Song Requests

Thirty – five years in Rock n Roll is a long time.

George Thorogood started busking on the street. Before he knew it, he had a band. In a wink of an eye – him and his band were opening up for the likes of Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones.

So many people were influential in George picking up a guitar and writing songs. So many artists live in George’s soul.

Please listen below as George Thorogood explains which artists influenced him at the beginning of his musical journey and why. A history lesson through words and music.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Featuring Bernard Fowler of Rolling Stones’ Fame

Montreal has the best music fans in the world.

Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. ‘Montrealers know music and it shows.’ The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged – second to none.

Please enjoy an epic Playlist!

Part One are requests sent in by listeners

Part Two – Bernard Fowler of Rolling Stones’ fame joins me.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

The Blues


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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist

Montreal has the best music fans in the world.

Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. ‘Montrealers know music and it shows.’ The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged – second to none.

Eric Shenkman of The Spin Doctors co-hosts Part Two and gives his requests of songs that influenced him.

Please listen below to tunes sent in by listeners and Eric Shenkman!

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week; Sass Jordan – Rebel Moon Blues

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 from the new album Rebel Moon Blues and find out the history of some of the great Blues’ artists Sass covers on the album.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

The Blues


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Rick Keene Music Scene – The Greatest Collection of Rockin’ Easter Songs Gathered Together in a Cave and Groovin’ With a Pict.

Easter Isolation.

Two words never meant to be together unless you get biblical. Strange days require strange tales and tunes.

Happy Easter, be safe and enjoy shouting at Grandma!

Please listen below to some Easter Tales and Tunes!

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist

Montreal has the best music fans in the world.

Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. ‘Montrealers know music and it shows.’ The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged – second to none.

Who better to create a playlist than Montrealers?

Please listen below to tunes sent in by listeners!

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Producer Chris Birkett Explains Chris Birkett – Part Two

Nothing compares to Chris Birkett.

Award winning producer Chris Birkett has worked with artists who – collectively, have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Put that in your console and smoke it.

The Pogues, The Talking Heads, Sinead O’Connor and Sir Bob Geldof; a few of the artists that have made Chris one of the most sought after producers in the music business.

Please listen below to my chat with Chris about producing and his new album 11:11 with The Free Spirits.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

The Blues


A Message from Melanie and Pete

We would Like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support over the years and a special thank you to our hard working staff !!!


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Please listen below to Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues’ Playlist

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Producer Chris Birkett Explains Chris Birkett

Nothing compares to Chris Birkett.

Award winning producer Chris Birkett has worked with artists who – collectively, have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Put that in your console and smoke it.

The Pogues, The Talking Heads, Sinead O’Connor and Sir Bob Geldof; a few of the artists that have made Chris one of the most sought after producers in the music business.

Please listen below to my chat with Chris about producing and his new album 11:11 with The Free Spirits.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist

Montreal has the best music fans in the world.

Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. ‘Montrealers know music and it shows.’ The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged – second to none.

Who better to create a playlist than Montrealers?

Please listen below to tunes sent in by listeners!

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