Rick Keene Music Scene – Happy New Year (or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb … er … Mask …)

Writing music is a gift. Receiving music – the best present !

Want to know what’s happening in the coming days on Rick Keene Music Scene and at the same time hear some new and old tunes?

Around Canada town to town and province to province, songs are created everyday.

Please listen below to some of the best new music. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential. Education is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Year in Review; Top Ten 2020 Interviews

Writing music is a gift. Buying music – the best present !

It was an interesting year with most of it void of touring musicians. The amount of interview / concert possibilities were slimmer than previous years.

Nevertheless, music did go on even if the music industry was the most effected by the Government decisions. A lot of artists did release music and below is a list of the Top Ten musicians I have interviewed in no particular order. Happy New Year!

  • 10. David Clayton Thomas – The former lead singer of Blood Sweat and Tears released a new album and it is filled with both personal and political statements. From jail to Rock stardom and rubbing elbows with everyone from The Band to Neil Young; Clayton -Thomas is music history. Listen to the full interview here
  • 9. Murray McLauchlan – A Canadian legend who has been nominated for and won more Junos than most could imagine. A new album with racism a reflective point; my chat with Murray was like sitting on a porch with your grandfather playing a guitar. Listen to the interview here.
  • 3. John Oates – One half of the most successful songwriting duo in history ( Hall and Oates), chatted about the duo’s history as well as his new project with The Good Road Band. Please listen here.
  • 4. J.C Maillard – J.C is one of the most respected musicians, arrangers and composers on the circuit today. The leader of Grand Baton ( fronted by former Stones’ back up singer Lisa Fischer) speaks of his commitment to music as well as his first solo record. Please listen here.
  • 5. George Thorogood – ‘Lonesome George’ took time out a couple of times in 2020 to chat. His list of songs that influenced him and the artists that sang them was priceless and a must listen to any music fan. Check out George here.
  • 6. Kathy Valentine – The bass player from The Go-Gos delivers some insight into the content of her new book. A woman who was part of musical history delivers a history lesson. Enjoy the chat here.
  • 7. Lawrence Gowan – It’s always interesting and fun when a ‘strange animal’ stops by. Lawrence, Larry or Gowan is always entertaining and this time – his tales about meeting Neil Peart and Eddie Van Halen are insightful as ever. Listen here to that talk.
  • 8. Howard Gladstone – A wonderful story of a man doing what is true to him and doing it extremely well. A must listen !
  • 9. Peter Rowe – A filmmaker, a story teller and the author of the music book of the year. Peter digs deep into history and discovers the musicians who fought the law or vice versa? Educate yourself here .
  • 10. Johnny Dee Honeymoon Suite are Canadian Rock legends and are in the process of completing a new album paused by Govt decisions related to Covid. Johnny’s insightful humor is a breath of fresh air in these days of doom and gloom. Please listen here.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Year in Review; Top Ten 2020 CD Releases

Writing music is a gift. Buying music – the best present !

To say 2020 was an interesting year – all you need to do is see the 2020 calendar next to the definition of interesting in the dictionary. The world has seen worse yet the repercussions from govt decisions will not be seen for a few years. The jury is still out on just how interesting 2020 will be.

Nevertheless, music did go on even if it was the most effected industry on the planet. Add the restaurants and clubs as a close second to almost total decimation – a miracle that music managed to keep everyone sane.

The government decisions regarding Covid seem to be pushing the world into a society living in a box. In the past few years via streaming services (video and audio), music was already pushed in that direction. With more and more ‘live’ clubs shutting their doors before Covid – the touring musician was already in trouble. No live shows – no selling of merchandise. CDs sold at concerts were the bread and butter for professional musicians. They do not make enough money to survive and create from streaming services.

There is a lot of great music wonderfully being created each day around the world. Rick Keene Music Scene is one place you can hear the creativity and podcasts are also the place to explore. If you want to learn and grow as a music fan – mainstream radio is the last place that should enter your brain. Corporations placing their product into the conscience and subconsciousness of the world. Shawn Mendes may as well be the new Ford Escort. The marketing is the same via radio, tv and film. Repeating someone is the best over and over – they become ‘the best’ much to the chagrin of the thousand musicians who are better.

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Please have a listen below to ten songs from ten of the best CD releases in 2020.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Year in Review; Top Ten Male CD Releases

Writing music is a gift. Buying music – the best present !

To say 2020 was an interesting year – all you need to do is see the 2020 calendar next to the definition of interesting in the dictionary. The world has seen worse yet the repercussions from govt decisions will not be seen for a few years. The jury is still out on just how interesting 2020 will be.

Nevertheless, music did go on even if it was the most effected industry on the planet. Add the restaurants and clubs as a close second to almost total decimation – a miracle that music managed to keep everyone sane.

The government decisions regarding Covid seem to be pushing the world into a society living in a box. In the past few years via streaming services (video and audio), music was already pushed in that direction. With more and more ‘live’ clubs shutting their doors before Covid – the touring musician was already in trouble. No live shows – no selling of merchandise. CDs sold at concerts were the bread and butter for professional musicians. They do not make enough money to survive and create from streaming services.

There is a lot of great music wonderfully being created each day around the world. Rick Keene Music Scene is one place you can hear the creativity and podcasts are also the place to explore. If you want to learn and grow as a music fan – mainstream radio is the last place that should enter your brain. Corporations placing their product into the conscience and subconsciousness of the world. Shawn Mendes may as well be the new Ford Escort. The marketing is the same via radio, tv and film. Repeating someone is the best over and over – they become ‘the best’ much to the chagrin of the thousand men who are better.

Please have a listen below to ten songs from ten of the best male CD releases in 2020.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Year in Review; Top Ten Female CD Releases

Writing music is a gift. Buying music – the best present !

To say 2020 was an interesting year – all you need to do is see the 2020 calendar next to the definition of interesting in the dictionary. The world has seen worse yet the repercussions from govt decisions will not be seen for a few years. The jury is still out on just how interesting 2020 will be.

Nevertheless, music did go on even if it was the most effected industry on the planet. Add the restaurants and clubs as a close second to almost total decimation – a miracle that music managed to keep everyone sane.

The government decisions regarding Covid seem to be pushing the world into a society living in a box. In the past few years via streaming services (video and audio), music was already pushed in that direction. With more and more ‘live’ clubs shutting their doors before Covid – the touring musician was already in trouble. No live shows – no selling of merchandise. CDs sold at concerts were the bread and butter for professional musicians. They do not make enough money to survive and create from streaming services.

There is a lot of great music wonderfully being created each day around the world. Rick Keene Music Scene is one place you can hear the creativity and podcasts are also the place to explore. If you want to learn and grow as a music fan – mainstream radio is the last place that should enter your brain. Corporations placing their product into the conscience and subconsciousness of the world. Taylor Swift may as well be the new Ford Escort. The marketing is the same via radio, tv and film. Repeating someone is the best over and over – they become ‘the best’ much to the chagrin of the thousand women who are better.

Please have a listen below to ten songs from ten of the best female CD releases in 2020.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – The Christmas Eve Special

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A very Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night !

Please listen below. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – John Oates – The Christmas Song and A Chat …

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“Since being homebound during the pandemic I’ve been recording at home using Apple’s Garage Band on my computer. For me it’s therapeutic and a great way to pass the time. I chose to record the Mel Torme Classic ” The Christmas Song ” playing all the instruments myself and giving it a little more of a bluesy feel. A great song doesn’t need much…simplicity is beautiful. I hope you all enjoy it.”-John Oates

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Harmonium Goes GOLD In Canada. ‘Live’ show on December 25th

The instrumental album ‘Harmonium symphonique – Histoires sans paroles’ has just been certified gold record by Music Canada, a recognition that underscores the 40,000 copies sold.

Histoires sans paroles, the first symphonic project from the world of Harmonium, brings together the complete works of the group adapted by Simon Leclerc and performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) under his direction. Totaling more than 140 minutes of music, Histoires sans paroles is a co-direction by Serge Fiori and Simon Leclerc, under the artistic direction of Nicolas Lemieux, president of GSI Musique. 

The double album is available exclusively at www.harmoniumsymphonique.com, in digital version or in two-CD or four-vinyl boxes (available as of February 2021), accompanied by a booklet illustrated with photos taken during the recording at the Maison symphonique.

The first project from the fabled Harmonium since the release of L’Heptade 44 years ago, the symphonic performance of Histoires sans paroles, totaling more than 140 minutes, is more than simple orchestral interpretations. It’s a reworking of the songs revealing the compositions in a whole new light. The exquisite flavor, the subtlety and the multiple layers offered by this instrumental work, invite each listener to imagine their own new stories of what for many had become part of the soundtrack of their life.


 Harmonium is one of the most influential bands in Quebec music history and their success reached across North America as the sound of progressive rock came to characterize the 1970’s music scene. The success of their three albums HarmoniumSi on avait besoin d’une cinquième saison and L’Heptade and the single Pour un instant resulted in an invitation to Los Angeles, where the National Film Board of Canada filmed Harmonium en Californie. In 2015, Rolling Stone magazine listed Si on avait besoin d’une cinquième saison at number 36 of the Best 50 Progressive Rock Albums and declared it the Best Progressive Folk Album. In 2007, all three of Harmonium’s studio albums were named among the 100 greatest Canadian albums of all time in Bob Mersereau’s book The Top 100 Canadian Albums. The influence they had on the sound of Quebec music was immense and still resonates.

Broadcast of the complete album on ICI Musique
As a holiday gift to its listeners and to the many fans of Harmonium, ICI Musique Classique and ICI Musique will broadcast the full album on December 25th at midnight. An appointment not to be missed.

Please listen below to an excerpt from that album.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Displaced Pieces; The Album of the Year?

Experience cannot be taught.

Leonard Shaw and Sandy Chochinov probably forget what most people will never know.

That experience combines for an album that would have climbed to number one if released before the internet reared it’s (sometimes) ugly head.

Shaw has been playing music for almost his entire life and his education is vast in both playing and listening.

Please listen below to my chat with Leonard about joining The Guess Who, playing with the likes of Del Shannon and his new project Displaced Pieces.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – George Thorogood Is ‘Live’ At Christmas Time

Someone has to keep real music alive …

George Thorogood was schooled in music as were most Rock bands that came along before 1990.

Hooker, Waters, Berry and Diddley, just a few of George’s teachers. The framework of modern day music all on the blackboard for George to hear.

Thankfully – George’s historic music and attitude were caught live in Boston in 1982. Now – students in 2020 can learn what it takes to play Rock n Roll from a guy without a ‘real job’ and ‘drinks alone’.

Please listen below to my chat with George Thorogood about his new album, his Christmas musical memories and the foundations of Rock n Roll.

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Rick Keene Music Scene -A Pre Christmas Preview and The Best New Tunes

Writing music is a gift. Receiving music – the best present !

Want to know what’s happening in the coming days on Rick Keene Music Scene and at the same time hear some new and old tunes?

Around Canada town to town and province to province, songs are created everyday.

Please listen below to some of the best new music and tunes from the album of the year! Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – No Coal in This Stocking ! The Best New Music …

Writing music is a gift. Receiving music should be appreciated.

Want to know what’s happening in the music world and at the same time hear some new and old tunes?

You have come to the right place. Around Canada town to town and province to province, songs are created everyday.

Please listen below to some of the best new music and news you need to know. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘It’s A Bit Nipply Outside …’

Warm music is the answer.

As Christmas nears – who among us cannot help but to feel excited? The kid in all of us is waking up!

Please listen below to some of the best Christmas quotes and obscure Holiday tunes.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A ‘Pot Pour Ye’ of Music News and Tunes

Writing music is a gift. Receiving music should be appreciated.

Want to know what’s happening in the music world and at the same time hear some new and old tunes?

You have come to the right place. Around Canada town to town and province to province, songs are created everyday.

Please listen below to some of the best new music and news you need to know. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Osheaga Announced

OSHEAGA IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE
 FOO FIGHTERS, CARDI B, AND POST MALONE
AS HEADLINERS FOR OSHEAGA 2021

OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival 2021 presented by Bell Alt TV in collaboration with Coors Light returns stronger than ever to celebrate its 15th edition! We are aware that we are heading into uncertain times, and we have been working relentlessly behind the scenes to create the ideal circumstances for OSHEAGA to move ahead without a hitch. Of course, we will follow all COVID-19 guidelines (as they evolve) and continue to update the status should anything change, but we need to plan for the future, because there IS a light at the end of the tunnel! OSHEAGA is all about spreading joy and fun in a secure environment for everyone to celebrate along with live performances by FOO FIGHTERS, CARDI B, POST MALONE and more! 

15 Years

15 years of rocking stages and lighting up the sky, 15 years of friendship and fleeting moments, 15 years of new discoveries and catching up with old favorites. We miss live music and we just can’t wait to bring it back to you as soon as circumstances allow. Welcome back to YOUR festival!  

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Kathy Valentine Explores The Go-Go’s in Her New Book. Part One

Kathy Valentine just wanted to be in a band.

Kathy Valentine has been a working musician and songwriter for over 40 years, starting her first band in her hometown of Austin and making a name for herself in the iconic band the Go-Go’s after moving to Los Angeles.

The Go-Go’s are considered the most successful all-female band of all time and made music history for writing and performing the first and only album by an all-female band to top the charts. Kathy wrote or co-wrote some of the band’s most renowned tunes, including the hits “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels.”

Signing with the esteemed University of Texas Press to write a memoir fulfilled Kathy’s dream to be a published author. Her first book, All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir will be released in spring 2020.

Taking an innovative approach and intersecting her storytelling with her songwriting skills, Kathy has written, performed and recorded a soundtrack of fully original songs and music to accompany her memoir. 

Please listen below to my chat with Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s !

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Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Tunes

Writing music is a gift.

Schooling, feelings and many times, a natural ability creates magic.

Around Canada – town to town and province to province, songs are created everyday.

Please listen below to some of the best new music. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Christmas Off The Beaten Path

Lumps of coal for everyone who does not enjoy music !

Considering all the behavior taking place on social media, lumps of coal or no presents at all are what most people deserve this year.

Inside – everyone is mostly good. Inside – we all want to give milk and cookies to Santa !

Please listen below to some of the best Christmas music along with a couple of classics. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene -The Best Christmas Tunes or Your Money Back !

Lumps of coal for everyone who does not enjoy music !

Considering all the behavior taking place on social media, lumps of coal or no presents at all are what most people deserve this year.

Inside – everyone is mostly good. Inside – we all want to give milk and cookies to Santa !

Please listen below to some of the best worldwide Blues artists play some original Christmas music along with a couple of classics. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – If It Ain’t Got That Swing … (Rock n’ Roll Done Right)

If you tap your toes then the drummer knows …

Rock n Roll has lost it’s Roll for the most part in the past ten years. Or – has it?

Once you rid yourself of any preconceived ideas that Rock n Roll existing solely on corporate radio,a surprise may find you.

Please enjoy some tunes which are off the beaten path, learn some news and forget spreading craziness onto social media. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Non Commercial Pre Christmas Preview

Lumps of coal for everyone !

Considering all the behavior taking place on social media, lumps of coal or no presents at all are what most people deserve this year.

Inside – everyone is mostly good. Blips in behavior are forgivable even to Santa Claus.

Please enjoy some tunes which are off the beaten path, learn some news and forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – No Negative Waves …

Time to put your troubles away.

Lots of music news happening and lots of new tunes coming your way.

Music creates peace and is a welcome oasis – a vacation from the troubles that surround you.

Please enjoy some tunes, learn some news and forget about the craziness of the world around you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Spend Sunday Night with Rick (Bring Your Own Mask)

Time to put your troubles away.

Lots of music news happening and lots of new tunes coming your way.

Music creates peace and is a welcome oasis – a vacation from the troubles that surround you.

Please enjoy some tunes, learn some news and forget about the craziness of the world around you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Music To Celebrate The Vice President-Elect of the United States. It’s Ladies Night !

Kamala Devi Harris. History …

In honor of the first woman to be Vice President-elect of the United States, let us celebrate by portraying some of the best women singers of today.

Canada especially is pumping out so much feminine talent – ‘the boys’ must be shaking in their boots.

No matter where your political allegiance leans – recognizing Kamala’s journey is important. Another step in making women on par with men, something that is long overdue.

Please enjoy some tunes, learn some names and forget the craziness.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Music News and New Tunes

Time to put your troubles away.

Lots of music news happening and lots of tunes coming your way.

Music creates peace and is a welcome oasis – a vacation from the troubles that surround you.

Please enjoy some tunes, learn some news and forget about the craziness of the world around you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – The Sultans of String; The Most Important Album Released This Year

Education.

Most of the world’s troubles would disappear with the absence of ignorance. So much hate brought on by judgment would evolve into love if a little time was set aside to learn and grow.

Sultans of String are doing their part by way of their new album Refuge. A collection of global tales through music and lyrics. Musicians from around the world take part in this breathtaking voyage.

Please have a listen below to my chat with Chris McCool and hear some fantastic music from the album ‘Refuge’.

Interactive Live Stream ZOOM Concert #3- Fri November 27 at 8:00 pm EDT

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Preview of Artists Performing on Odiance.

Music is not free.

Can you imagine having a professional come to your place and do work for you? Can you imagine not paying for their services?

Musicians and artists are the same thing. Right now, more than ever – they need your help.

Please listen below to a preview of some of the artists that will be live-streaming shows on Odiance. Ticketed events that will help them continue to bring joy to this sometimes menacing world.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week !

Vocals are the purest instrument.

Body and soul come together and deliver sounds as pure as the falling snow. Gently or strong – depending on the wind.

Please listen below to the Album of the Week and find out how to make money as a musician.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Very Scary Hallowe’en Special

Boo!

There are so many scary things happening in the world today – Hallowe’en seems timid in comparison.

Gowan

One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of Hallowe’en masks of different world leaders and spokespeople to scare the candy out of any Hallowe’en bag !

Photo by Joy Marino on Pexels.com

Please listen below to some scary tunes and …?

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Who You Gonna Call On October 29th? Gowan !

Spirits from another world and Gowan go hand in hand.

Has there ever been a Canadian musician deeply connected with the souls of the world more than Lawrence Gowan?

Gowan

Musically, lyrically and entertainment -wise, Gowan grabs the heart and secures the pulse. Always on the go. Learning and growing; Gowan is the type of person the world needs right now.

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Please listen below to my chat with Gowan and get an update and details of his October 29th show. Hear Gowan’s thoughts about two musicians the world lost recently.

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