No negative waves. Those are the words of Donald Sutherland's character in the film Kelly's Heroes. Sergeant Oddball's (Sutherland) favorite band must have been Santana. Carlos and his mates have and continue to deliver positive music in a world that requires it. From the rhythms to the guitar to the soulful lyrics; Santana is the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Persuasion Brings The Best Santana Experience to Strangers in the Night
“It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. Montreal's largest charity event is all set for Edition Number Sixteen. From the parking lot of The Firm to Fairview Pte Claire and now to Pierrefonds; the event has raised millions of dollars and a lot of hair on the back of people's necks. A chance to dine, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Strangers in the Night’s Larry Day Talks Loverboy
The city and surrounding areas are ripe with tunes for the picking this week. Plenty of live music of all genres to pick through and to choose your favorites. Pop may be your thing. Rock may be your thing. Blues may be your thing. Whatever the case - check below and discover Montreal music at … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Picks for Live Music in Montreal
Somethings come full circle. The Box are one of the most successful Canadian bands of all time. Hit after hit was as easy as pie for principle songwriter and vocalist Jean-Marc Pisapia. Please listen below to my chat with Jean-Marc about the ideas behind the hits and how the setting for … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jean-Marc Pisapia of The Box Talks Strangers in The Night
Get your toes ready to tap ... A lot coming up in Montreal and a lot already at your fingertips. Great shows, great tunes and great events. The trick is to listen below and find out what you are missing ...
Hard to have the Blues when you are nineteen years of age. Sometimes - the classroom is all around and unless you are paying attention; the teacher remains invisible. That is not the case with Spencer MacKenzie as he makes his way up the musical ladder. Already winning the best new artist at The Maple … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Spencer MacKenzie ; Canada’s Next Guitar Great?
No Blues - no popular music. That is the fact. Men like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Elmore James - the framework for what we now know as 'auto-tune'. These men would be rolling in their graves if they knew how their hard work has been destroyed by computers. That is the great thing … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Trois Rivieres en Blues 2018