Children are the future ... Imagine how the world will appear in ten years? Imagine there is no safe zone at all? Homes and schools - the two places where kids should feel safe. A pair of sacred turfs now affected more and more by gun violence in the United States of America. One of … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -April Wine’s Co-Founder Jim Henman Has Had Enough of School Shootings and Is Doing Something About It !
What you hear on stage is only the tip of a musician's iceberg. Starting with Mashmakhan , guitarist Brian Greenway has had a very colorful and fruitful musical career. The Wackers , The Dudes , April Wine and now two new entities to keep Brian's musical chops fresh and alive . Brian Greenway's Blues Bus … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -April Wine’s Brian Greenway; Part of Canadian Music History
Practice makes perfect ... For guitarist Paolo Stante - the less he thinks - the more he feels the music. Just prior to the release of his third disc; At It Again - that is the essence of Paolo's music. Experience through gigging and writing has brought less panic to Stante's craft and in turn, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Paolo Stante ; The Next Generation of Montreal Guitarists
Remember when Rock was energetic? The bands, the fans and the music all had big hair and the experience of going to a show was electrifying ? An event? An experience that sculpted you for life ? Not to worry, that experience is back and once you attend a show by the band … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – BackTraxx; Bringing Hairspray and Rock n Roll Back from The Eighties !
In a music galaxy far, far away - a Canadian band altered the airwaves and sent Canada into an entirely different universe. Crack of Dawn were the first black band to be signed to a major label (CBS) in Canada. Otis Redding’s producer discovered them and the band sold more albums than Earth, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Wake Up Music World, It Is The ‘Crack of Dawn’ !
To get an idea of what type of personality Andria Simone is - one does not have to look past the name of her band. 'Those Guys'. The guys are - Mark Wilson on Bass, Brian Dihari on Sax, George Nikolov on drums and Dave Kirby on guitar. 'Those Guys' and Simone delivered a monstrous … Continue reading Andria Simone and Those Guys – Raising It Up a Notch. Jazz Festival Review