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’.

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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 !

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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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Rick Keene Music Scene – J C Maillard Introduces “Saz Blues”. Part Two

A musical world traveler.

J C Maillard is not one to let his curiosity go unfed. Starting from an early age – music and more specifically, rhythms have inspired the Guadeloupe -born guitarist to travel inward and outward as a student of music.

J C Maillard began his unparalleled career in various collaborations with Caribbean artists in Zouk music. From there – a journey with several diverse and eclectic musicians from around the world took place around the globe.

It was his brainchild of creating the band Grand Baton and having former Rolling Stones’ backup singer Lisa Fischer on board that finally gave him the universal attention he more than rightfully deserved.

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Fast forward to 2020 and a forced isolation due to Covid, a new journey has begun. Equipped with a custom-made, new 8-strings instrument made for him; the SazBass has created the new release SazBlues.

Please listen below to part one of my chat with J C and receive an education on what makes a visionary tick, music from the album SazBlues and Working with Lisa Fischer

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Rick Keene Music Scene – J C Maillard Introduces “Saz Blues”. Part One

A musical world traveler.

J C Maillard is not one to let his curiosity go unfed. Starting from an early age – music and more specifically, rhythms have inspired the Guadeloupe -born guitarist to travel inward and outward as a student of music.

J C Maillard began his unparalleled career in various collaborations with Caribbean artists in Zouk music. From there – a journey with several diverse and eclectic musicians from around the world took place around the globe.

It was his brainchild of creating the band Grand Baton and having former Rolling Stones’ backup singer Lisa Fischer on board that finally gave him the universal attention he more than rightfully deserved.

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Fast forward to 2020 and a forced isolation due to Covid, a new journey has begun. Equipped with a custom-made, new 8-strings instrument made for him; the SazBass has created the new release SazBlues.

Please listen below to part one of my chat with J C and receive an education on what makes a visionary tick along with music from the album SazBlues.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Spend Sunday Night with Rick (You Bring the Pizza)

Come on in and sit right down.

Open a can of beer and hand me a slice of pizza. All dressed for me please!

Don’t worry – tomato sauce, cheese and pepperoni are the basics. Just like the tunes you are about to hear.

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Please enjoy the tunes below as you digest the bacon,ham,green peppers and pineapple

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Weekend Music News and 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 the weekend and forget about the craziness of the world around you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – HuDost Releases “Our Words Will Be Louder” Music For A Cause

For Injustice & the State of the Nation

HuDost, led by Kentucky-based musicians and activists Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines, have released a powerful video for their forthcoming single, “Our Words Will Be Louder” — available now. 

The new song is a vital message for positive, collective action to be taken in this vulnerable and polarized time. “Our Words Will Be Louder” was co-written with Dan Haseltine (GRAMMY Award-winning band Jars of Clay) and Guitar World magazine’s “Acoustic Guitarist of the Year,” Christie Lenée.

Specifically, the song addresses how inadequate people can feel until they give their voices to a larger purpose, and the video has several cameo performances from artists and activists — including Jars of Clay, Kevin Hearn (The Barenaked Ladies), Kevin Clash (creator of Elmo), Cy Curnin (The FIXX), Gangstagrass, Jai Uttal, Hymn for Her, The Accidentals, JP Durand, Liza Carbe (Incendio), and others.

Proceeds from “Our Words Will Be Louder” will be directed to The Poor People’s Campaign, a non-profit organization committed to lifting up and deepening the leadership of those most affected by systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation as well as to building unity across lines of division.

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At the end of HuDost’s music video is riveting footage of peaceful protests and the voice of The Poor People’s Campaign’s main leader, Reverend William J. Barber II, saying these words:

“We will stand up again, we will march again, we will preach again, we will organize again. We are black, we are white, we are latino, we are native American, we are democrat, we are republican, we are independent, we are people of faith, we are people not of faith, we are natives and immigrants, we are business leaders and workers and unemployed, we are doctors and the uninsured, we are gay, we are straight, we are students, we are parents, we are retirees, we are America, and we are here and we ain’t going nowhere!”

HuDost

The power of his voice and this unyielding proclamation, summarizes the message of the song and music video. Sommer and Hines both have learned a great deal by acting as congressional district representatives for ONE, a non-profit advocacy organization working to end extreme poverty globally, in Kentucky for almost six years. Through advocacy work, they have come to know how to be a voice for people who are not being heard and have been amazed by what can happen with the power of collective voice. In this desperate time, they feel profoundly pushed and inspired to work locally and nationally. Their music is a direct expression of this drive and they hope that it will be part of what motivates others to take action in this time.

In addition to benefiting The Poor People’s Campaign, HuDost also hopes that this song will encourage early voting. There has never been a greater need for all voices to be heard.

HuDost were recently honored with an Independent Music Award for their song “Rise Together” in the “Social Action” category (also co-written with Dan Haseltine from Jars of Clay).

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Rick Keene Music Scene – New Music To Ensure Growth

The future is bright.

New tunes are being released daily from Canada and around the world. All it takes is a little legwork to find them.

New music creates wonderment and is a welcome oasis – a vacation from the troubles that surround you.

build on the past.

Please enjoy some new tunes below as you build on the past.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Toronto’s Kensington Market Jazz Festival Announces 2020 Virtual Festival Lineup

Jazz is in the air.

Saturday, November 7th & Sunday, November 8th

Starting at 5:00pm EST

The show is set to go on: Toronto’s acclaimed Kensington Market Jazz Festival has announced the first lineup of artists set for feature in their first-ever virtual edition this November 7th and 8th — including Jackie Richardson, Joe Sealy, Dave Young, Robi Botos, Mike Downes, Larnell, Billy Newton-Davis, and more!

The weekend will also include two yet-to-be announced special guest performances from Champian Fulton and Brandi Disterheft.



While the Festival’s format streamed to KensingtonJazz.com may look a little different this year, the spirit remains the same, steadfast in its commitment to delight audiences far and wide with some of the country’s best in jazz.

“Over the past five years, the Kensington Market Jazz Festival has been proud to showcase hundreds of established musicians on the Toronto and Canadian jazz scene in one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods in the heart of Toronto’s heritage district,” says Festival founder, singer-songwriter, artist and philanthropist Molly Johnson. “However, in these pandemic times, we are all forced to experience a different capacity of life. This year, we’ve had to make some tough choices and, though producing within a limited schedule was very difficult for the KMJF team, we are pleased to present a two-day festival with online shows that can be enjoyed by Canadians coast to coast!”

The Kensington Market Jazz Festival 2020 Lineup: 

Saturday, November 7th — (Hosted by Garvia Bailey)

5:00 pm: Colleen Allen Group + Kalabash

5:30 pm: Heather Luckhart + Attila Fias

6:00 pm: Stu Mac + Stu Harrison

6:30 pm: Kevin Barrett + Rebecca Campbell

7:00 pm: Jay Douglas

7:30 pm: Genevieve Marentette + KC Roberts

8:00 pm: Angela Turone + Chris Platt

8:30 pm: Joanna Majoko + Andrew Marzotto

9:00 pm: Laura Hubert + Nathan Hiltz

9:30 pm: Barnes + Woldemichael ETHIOJAZZ Quartet

10:00 pm: Barbra Lica + James Bryan

10:30 pm: John Alcorn + Reg Schwager

11:00 pm: Shakura S’aida

Sunday, November 8th — (Hosted by John Devenish)

5:00 pm: Chris Butcher Band

5:30 pm: The Bullen Family

6:00 pm: Alex Pangman Trio

6:30 pm: Micah Barnes Trio

7:30 pm: Laila Biali Trio

8:30 pm: Jackie Richardson, Joe Sealy, Dave Young

9:00 pm: Robi Botos, Mike Downes, Larnell Lewis

11:00 pm: Billy Newton-Davis Trio

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week !

Finding a treasure takes creativity.

Not everything that is in your face is as valuable as it appears. Behind the scenes, under the covers – is where the magic happens.

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 – Dancing Those Covid Blues Away

‘May as well jump!’

In the wake of Eddie Van Halen’s death, the above lyrics could not be more fitting. When life deals you lemons and viruses – what else can you do?

Music heals and is a welcome oasis. A vacation from the troubles that surround you.

Please dance to some tunes below as you digest the craziness of the world. Also find out about Rock for Dimes and how you can help put money into the pockets of musicians.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week !

Sometimes – treasure is discovered.

Canadian Americana folk-country rocker Jeff Gay is looking way up in his new album, Stargazer. The single “XOXO” — featuring multi-award winning singer/songwriter Christina Martin; available now.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Jack De Keyzer Pays ‘Tribute’ on Latest Album

Influences come out eventually.

Jack De Keyzer, two time Juno Award winner and seven time Maple Blues Award winner has gained a lot of knowledge.

Playing with the likes of Etta James and Bo Diddley. Hanging out with B.B. King. First hand education combined with musical thirst has made Jack into one of Canada’s most respected guitar players and songwriters.

Please listen below to my chat with Jack about Eddie Van Halen, the new album ‘Tribute’ and the realness of music.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Odiance; A Live-stream Site Created to Help Musicians

The music business is in trouble.

Before Covid reared it’s ugly head, the music industry was wobbling in recent years.

Too many people have grown up thinking music is free. Through no fault of their own – recent music fans and even older ones have been taught to listen and download tunes at little or no cost. Cd or album sales, once upon a time – paid (if not all) a good part of an artist’s costs. Add concert and merch sales – a living could be eked out.

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Covid has killed the concert scene and CD or album sales are practically non existent. Musicians are scrambling to make money. Live streaming on social media platforms helps to keep their names and music fresh yet all platforms are set up to allow musicians to take only donations if a fan feels they want to.

That is where Odiance comes in. A platform that will be in essence – a one stop shopping platform to go to when new and live music is wanted. Personalized performances by artists who not only need money to grow and pay bills – they also require peace of mind to concentrate on learning their craft.

Individual shows will be scheduled and for a minimal ticket price – a music fan can learn of the new music that is out there and invest in the future of music. The only difference between pre Covid and now is the stage. A fee to see live music at the local club was not even worth a complaint. Why should a show in the comfort of someone’s living room be any different?

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Odiance will be live shortly. I am looking for musicians to set up the scheduling. If you are a musician who writes original music and can plug into a computer – Odiance is the place to promote your site, sell merch, put on a quality music concert and make money.

Please send your info to Rickkeene2@gmail.com. You will be contacted to explain everything.

Watch below to one artist that will be performing on Odiance – Mr. Adam Karch

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Rick Keene Music Scene – New Tunes Under The Cone of Silence

Privacy is a growing concern.

Apps, tracking and location on all our ‘essential’ devices are making it difficult to take a necessary pause from reality.

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

Please enjoy some tunes below as you digest the craziness of the world around you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week !

Sometimes – treasure is discovered.

Shemekia Copleland delivers not only vocal prowess on her new album ‘Uncivil War’ – she sends poignant social statements to a world and country that sorely need it.

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 – The Sunday Evening Jazz Show; No Masks Required

All that Jazz.

The purity along with the improvisational elements make Jazz the ‘thinking man’s music’.

Whether you love Jazz or hate it – it is one of the building blocks of modern day music and without it – Tiny Tim may be the biggest star ever !

Please enjoy some tunes below and listen to an opportunity to make money as a musician within the confines of Covid.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Tunes and Music News You Need to Know

Sit right down.

Kick off your shoes and enjoy some important news for musicians and listen to some great new tunes !

Have a drink. Do you want beer with that or perhaps a glass of wine?

Please enjoy some tunes below as you digest the the craziness of the world around you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – New Tunes feat. The Original Take of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five.

Substance – not sensationalism, is integrity.

Sadly in 2020 – music and news are based on attention grabbing headlines void of soul. The human condition reacts to emotion and emotion is what drives humanity to be free.

Please listen below to some new tunes including the original outtake of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five and hear me explain my part in an upcoming start up which will place money in the pockets of musicians.

In Memory of Wendy Stratton

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Spend Sunday Night with Rick (But You Bring the Pizza)

Come on in and sit right down.

So much new music arrives at my home – a ‘second hand news’ store could be opened up.

Relax and have a slice of pizza. Do you want beer with that or perhaps a glass of wine?

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Please enjoy some tunes below as you digest the bacon,ham, pepperoni and cheese.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Unmasking Music News and New Tunes

You learn a little bit everyday. If you want to.

New music arrives with music news and vice versa. You cannot have one without the other. The learning curve cannot be flattened unless you want it to be.

Canadians deliver tunes each day to unsuspecting audiences. Have a listen below to some new Canadian tracks and some interesting music news.

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