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. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

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. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

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 … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 41st Annual Blues Music Awards

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. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues History

Girls ! Girls ! Girls !

There is a famous song about girls. Ok - so there are over 14 Billion songs written about girls. Who's counting? In recent times, women (the 'weaker' sex?) have risen high above men in many musical genres. Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Soul and even - Rap and Hip Hop. Unlike the days of old. Many … Continue reading Girls ! Girls ! Girls !

Moon Turns a ‘Monkey Junk’ Kinda Red .​.​.

The Ottawa-based band Monkey Junk have won a lot of awards. Their mantles, filled with Maple Blues Awards in every category. The band stays true to their roots and does not allow success to interfere with the music. This fact is present in their new release 'Moon Turn Red'.   Please listen below to my … Continue reading Moon Turns a ‘Monkey Junk’ Kinda Red .​.​.

Steve Marriner; Monkeys Don’t Talk Junk!

Imagine ...! Three albums into a new career and your band is nominated for six Maple Blues Awards. Amazing stuff for a trio out of Ottawa, Canada. Imagine winning five awards out of the six nominations. Incredible and just plain mind-altering. For Monkey Junk - an imagination is not needed. The six nominations and five … Continue reading Steve Marriner; Monkeys Don’t Talk Junk!