Rick Keene Music Scene – In With the New – In With The Old

You do not throw away the baby with the bathwater.

The temperature of the stew may change but each song remains a spicy ingredient.

Rest in Peace Chick Corea

Please listen below to a few new tracks and a couple of old tunes you may or may not know?

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Rick Keene Music Scene – An Homage to Chick Corea

An innovator is an understatement.

Jazz legend Chick Corea passed away and his legacy lives on. Without Corea – Jazz and popular music would be completely different today.

Please listen below to a few selected tracks and a brief synopsis of Chick Corea.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Dave Grohl, Noelle Scaggs and Quincy Jones to sit on NIVA Advisory Board

NIVA ANNOUNCES NEW ADVISORY BOARD TO FURTHER ASSIST IN PRESERVING AND NURTURING THE ECOSYSTEM OF INDEPENDENT LIVE VENUES AND PROMOTERS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES

 The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) announces the creation of its Advisory Board, whose members will serve as critical community and industry champions. From voices who top the charts to those at the top of their industries, the advisory board will further assist both NIVA and the National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF) with their respective missions, preserving and nurturing the ecosystem of independent live venues and promoters throughout the United States. Advisory board members will share their diverse knowledge and professional expertise in streaming, ticketing, management and more to help NIVA and its members navigate through the remainder of this pandemic and rebuild the live entertainment ecosystem in a transparent, diverse, and inclusive way.

“NIVA may have been founded amidst dire circumstances, but the future of the live industry and the people who inhabit it have always been top of mind. Officially expanding our coalition to include partners new and old, allows us to innately incorporate those who have stood by our side from the very beginning, like Boris Patronoff from See Tickets, and new voices that will help guide the future,” said NIVA Executive Director and Managing Partner of Marauder.

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“When the pandemic first hit it was clear the independent live music community would need to come together and rally for relief. Doing just that, a dedicated group of promoters set out to form NIVA and we proudly stepped up to support them. The accomplishments to date have been remarkable and I’m thrilled to serve what I believe will be an important organization for years to come,” said Boris Patronoff, Chair of the NIVA Advisory Board and CEO of See Tickets – North America.

The National Independent Venue Association is also pleased to announce the recent addition of Andre Perry (The Englert Theatre, Mission Creek Festival), Amy Madrigali (Troubadour), Audrey Fix Schaefer (I.M.P./9:30 Club, Lincoln Theatre, The Anthem, Merriweather Post Pavilion), and Grace Blake (Iridium) to its organizational board, joining the ranks beside founding Board President Dayna Frank (First Avenue), Board Vice President Stephen Chilton (Rebel Lounge/Psyko Steve Presents), Board Vice President Justin Kantor ((le) poisson rouge), Board Secretary Hal Real (World Café Live), Board Treasurer Stephen Sternschein (Heard Presents), and Executive Director Rev. Moose (Marauder).

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Laurie Leblanc Releases His Second English Country Record

When It’s Right It’s Right.

The above title not only explains the mindset of recording a new album – it is also the title of New Brunswick’s Laurie Leblanc‘s latest disc’

When It’s Right It’s Right is LeBlanc’s second all-English release to date. Previous albums include Couleurs (2018)20 (2015)Noël de la Pitoune (2014), Noir et Blanc (2012)La Pitoune (2010), and his initial all-English release, Influences (2013).

Please listen below to a preview of Laurie Leblanc’s new EP.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Greg Godovitz; A Walking, Talking Historic Canadian Music Figure. Part Two

Right place – right timing.

Greg Godovitz has met three members of The Rolling Stones and two members of The Beatles. He ain’t done yet …

Pursuing music in the sixties after seeing / hearing The Beatles on Ed Sullivan; Greg has never looked back. The musical journey has taken him places most dream of. Hanging out with Michel Pagliaro in Montreal to a half hour chat backstage with Sir Paul McCartney.

On the heels of his very popular book – ‘Travels with my Amp’, Greg is at it again with a non sequel;‘Up Close and Uncomfortable’.

Please listen below to PART TWO of my chat with the legendary singer / songwriter from one of Canada’s most successful bands Goddo.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – You Think You Got The Blues?

The cornerstone of all popular music.

Have a listen below to some of the top new Blues tracks released lately plus a familiar bonus track done with unfamiliarity.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Greg Godovitz; A Walking, Talking Historic Canadian Music Figure. Part One

Right place – right timing.

Greg Godovitz has met three members of The Rolling Stones and two members of The Beatles. He ain’t done yet …

Pursuing music in the sixties after seeing / hearing The Beatles on Ed Sullivan; Greg has never looked back. The musical journey has taken him places most dream of. Hanging out with Michel Pagliaro in Montreal to a half hour chat backstage with Sir Paul McCartney.

On the heels of his very popular book – ‘Travels with my Amp’, Greg is at it again with a non sequel;‘Up Close and Uncomfortable’.

Please listen below to PART ONE of my chat with the legendary singer / songwriter from one of Canada’s most successful bands Goddo.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – The History of Canadian Music Eh? Episode One

Oh Canada.

This country produces music unlike most countries around the world.

The vastness of the land and the hustle and bustle of the big cities unite in a very unique fashion.

A mixture – a pull and push of creativity which has given birth to talent within and exported it in abundance to listeners around the globe.

Please listen below to what will become a weekly series every Friday on the history of Canadian Music. No timeline – just great Canadian tunes from great Canadian musicians.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Producer and Engineer Douglas Romanow; A Crash Course on Home Studio Recordings

Make sure all your ducks are in a row.

Simply put – sound advice when sitting down and layering songs through collaborations.

Douglas Romanow has worked with a bevy of artists including  Chantal Kreviazuk and Justin Bieber to name a few.

The Toronto resident is a Record Producer/ Mixer/Songwriter at Aporia Records as well as Songwriter at Bluewater Music Group.

Bieber

Please have a listen below to my chat with Douglas about working with Bieber in the studio and advice for musicians recording in their home studios during Covid.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Virtual Maple Blues Award Winners Toronto Edition

Everyone has the blues – that’s a good thing !

Hosted by Toronto’s Alana Bridgewater and Johnny Max, the Toronto edition announced five MBA winners. Garrett Mason as the Guitarist of the Year award, Toronto’s Jack de Keyzer for Electric Act of the Year, Matt Andersen for Acoustic Act of the Year, Memphis-based The Ghost Town Blues Band for the B.B. King International Artist of  the Year, and Hamilton’s Smoke Wagon Blues Band for Recording/Producer of the Year for their recent release The Ballad of Albert Johnson

Toronto’s Dione Taylor, who performed her soulful song “One More Shot” and an ingenious performance of the song “Coming Up” by Jack de Keyzer

There was also a beautiful tribute to the late John Valenteyn, co-founder of the Toronto Blues Society, radio DJ and long-time volunteer. 

On Monday, February 8th Angelique Francis and Matt Sobb (MonkeyJunk) will be hosting the second stream from Ottawa. The evening will feature a performance from Ottawa’s JW-Jones and Nashville-based Indigenous artist Crystal Shawanda (originally from Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island). 

Shawanda

The 24th Annual Maple Blues Awards sessions are being streamed at 8:00 PM Eastern via Facebook here and on Toronto Blues Society’s YouTube channel here.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Songs From The Back Seat of My Dad’s Cadillac

Road trip !

Every kid could not wait to get into the car with Dad. Milkshakes, ice cream and music made the Sunday drives a joy.

Have a listen below to some of the songs that played in my Dad’s Cadillac. You remember eight track players don’t ya? Please – enjoy the music as much as I did.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – New Songs Including a Cover of A Classic Aerosmith Song

New tunes breathe life into life.

Ken Whitley, Julian Taylor and Bif Naked – just a few of the new tracks released lately.

Have a listen below to new tunes and the story behind the cover of Aerosmith’s classic song; Dream On

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Rick Keene Music Scene – So You Wanna Be a Rock n’ Roll Drummer?

Powerful doubles and lightning fast triplets without ever needing a double kick pedal. 

A right foot that would even make John Bonham jealous.

So today, Larnell Lewis is going to share his best advice for improving your foot technique and making your “dream foot” a reality:

Larnell’s a rare talent.

So don’t be frustrated if you’re not immediately flying across the foot-board like him. But with some practice, you’ll see improved speed & control in your own kick foot.

Sometimes the hardest part about making these improvements is staying motivated.

That’s why it’s been amazing to have Larnell as a Drumeo Coach.

He’s streaming every Tuesday at 12:30pm (PST) inside Drumeo Edge — answering your questions, encouraging your progress, and just hanging out!

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Is Canadian Music The Ultimate Pirate Music?

All Hand Hoy ! Avast Ye.

Shiver me timbers! Sink me! Are the roots of Canadian music the playlist on every pirate ship? Savvy?

Stan Rogers

Hearties, Scallywags and Landlubbers – all hands hoay and have a listen below to the tunes of the pirates! If you don’t – you will walk the plank ! Dead men tell no tales

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Some of The Best Artists in Canada; A Winterfolk Free Streaming Preview

The show must go on.

Undeterred due to Government restrictions, Winterfolk XIX is set to stream Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th online. Registration to watch is free, and optional donations will be collected in support of the Daily Bread Foodbank.

Laura Fernandez

Please listen below to some great tunes from some of the great artists performing at Winterfolk 2021

Within the audio – a mistake was made regarding the dates – February 19th and 20th are the correct dates

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