Rick Keene Music Scene – StringKatz; Putting The ‘Classic’ Back In Classic Rock

Many Rock n Roll musicians are classically trained … Lawrence Gowan of Styx immediately comes to mind which is ironic since StringKatz, a quartet of stringed instruments, just recorded Gowan’s A Criminal Mind on their new CD. Music imitating music or music imitating music? StringKatz are on to something. Rock music is historically ripe in… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – StringKatz; Putting The ‘Classic’ Back In Classic Rock

Rick Keene Music Scene – Lawrence Gowan is Poised To Conquer Quebec. Again !

Quebec loves their Prog Rock guys and the Prog Rock guys love Quebec. It is hard to say exactly when Quebec’s love affair with Gowan began. It is not hard to say however why it started in the first place. Quebec audiences historically love the oddballs. The creative spirits who demonstrate something that Quebecers (especially… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Lawrence Gowan is Poised To Conquer Quebec. Again !

Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Survivorman’ Les Stroud Places Enviromental Consciousness Into His Music

Living with nature opens the mind. Best known as Survivorman in the extremely popular TV docu-series, Les Stroud has always had an affinity for music. His latest release Bittern Lake is an example of how earthy sounds can touch the soul and inspire people to change. Combining poignant lyrics with even more poignant musicianship, Stroud… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Survivorman’ Les Stroud Places Enviromental Consciousness Into His Music

Rick Keene Music Scene – Will Evankovich; Keeping The Guess Who Fresh in The Past

Writing, playing and producing – not easy to do while keeping an album fluid.   Guitarist / songwriter and producer Will Evankovich juggles all duties while keeping an eye to the future and with the past. Say what? The Guess Who have a catalog of hits dating back to the sixties and Will’s ( and… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Will Evankovich; Keeping The Guess Who Fresh in The Past

Rick Keene Music Scene; Harry Manx Talks New Album ‘Faith Lift’. Part Two

 Harry Manx enjoys seeing things fresh. The big picture. The whole deal is what Harry listened to when he returned to his back catalog  and revisited some of his own songs. Different times in life can evoke different feelings. Harry decided to rework or re-chart some of the ‘ancient’ tunes and add them to a… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene; Harry Manx Talks New Album ‘Faith Lift’. Part Two

Rick Keene Music Scene; Harry Manx Talks Blues and New Album ‘Faith Lift’. Part One

 Harry Manx enjoys seeing things fresh. The big picture. The whole deal is what Harry listened to when he returned to his back catalog  and revisited some of his own songs. Different times in life can evoke different feelings. Harry decided to rework or re-chart some of the ‘ancient’ tunes and add them to a… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene; Harry Manx Talks Blues and New Album ‘Faith Lift’. Part One