Fifty years is a long time … Hard to believe on September 7th, I will be reaching a half century on this planet ( 47 years if you count the times I was in a different world as a teenager). Please help me celebrate and at the same time – raise money for Sax player… More Rick Keene 50th Birthday Bash / Fundraiser for Johnny Beaudine Line Up
Gino Vannelli has been here before. The native Montrealer recently returned to his birth city for a pair of great shows at The Rialto Theatre. Just four short days after those performances – Gino recorded a DVD and CD of a show in L.A. Please listen below as Gino speaks about that show including a… More Gino Vannelli – Los Angeles and Home ...
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Fedchock began his career in 1980 as a jazz trombonist with the legendary Woody Herman Orchestra, serving as featured soloist, musical director and chief arranger for Herman’s last two Grammy nominated albums. Herman said of Fedchock, “He’s my right hand man. Everything I ask of John he accomplishes, and I… More From Woody Herman to “John Fedchock’s New York Big Band
Jamiah Rogers loves his family of fans. He also loves his family. His real family. Combined with two cousins in the band along with his manager / songwriting partner / Father – the group Jamiah On Fire are a real ‘family affair’. Please listen below as Jamiah and his Father talk about all things –… More Trois Rivieres Blues Festival; Jamiah on Fire!
Michelle Malone is one of … those girls. Talented but not a household name. Well, not in Montreal anyways. She has worked with the Indigo Girls and Rolling Stones’ keyboardist Chuck Leavell. In between, she has grown to love and admire almost everyone associated with all genres of music. Please listen below as Michelle explains… More Michelle … Ma Belle …! Part One and Two
Dave the Bartender remains a mystery. Unearthed and unscathed. Just like his tips … Please listen below as Dave, the Bartender, attempts to answer musical questions sent in by the listeners. Dave? A rum and coke please … Dundees Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!… More Ask Dave the Bartender; Six Months in a Leaky Boat?
A lot coming musically to Montreal … As usual. From AC/ DC to Edgar Winter, the Province of Quebec is alive with the sounds of music! Have a listen below to who is coming to Montreal and surrounding areas in the next couple of months. Thanks for listening! Visit Blues Bourbon and BBQ… More What’s Happening in Montreal!
Diversity is … the spice of life. Arriving in Montreal via a time capsule of a unique musical background, enables Ria a perspective both unique and heartfelt. A love of Etta James and Rock n Roll places this ex Torontarian in a place as magical as music itself. Please listen below as Ria explains all… More Ria Reece – From Etta James and Beyond …
Barbara Diab knows what she is singing about … A pure student of The Blues and a respect for the genre which appears natural for her. Natural and pure. Please listen below as Barbara discusses everything including the name of her band. Smoke Meat anyone? Barbara? What’s up? Visit Barbara Here! Visit Blues… More Blues and Barbara Diab; A Love Affair …
There is nothing better than adding sizzling Blues to sizzling BBQ ribs. That is exactly what will happen on the weekend of Aug. 22nd and 23rd at the Cosmodome in Laval. A parade of Quebec Blues’ artists will hit the stage while the sweet sounds of food being sizzled on a BBQ add the background.… More Blues Bourbon and BBQ – Quebec Blues Artists on Fire!
If Percy Hart ( soon to be known as ‘The JunkYard Villain?) can help the unfortunate out – he will. Guaranteed. Sometimes it takes rough times in order to prioritize life. Sometimes – it takes pain to obtain courage. Please listen below as Percy discusses his music, his hopes and dreams as well as a… More Percy Hart; Riding and Playing Music for a Cause
Paolo Stante knows how to play guitar. No argument there. Songwriting? Check. CD’s? Check. Live gigs? Check. What else could there be? Please listen as Paolo explains everything including how his first guitar teacher influenced him. Paolo? Visit Paolo Here!
Derek Olive likes to ride his bicycle. Derek also enjoys playing the guitar and writing songs. Perfect! Olive combines the two loves of his life and ( if that weren’t enough) , is also raising awareness and money for Canada’s environmental future. Please listen below as Derek explains everything. Derek? Visit Derek Here! Visit Blue… More Biking Across Canada for David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Message
Chris Vachon plays guitar for Roomful of Blues … For forty – five years, the band plays in a roomful of Blues fans. Opening up for or backing guys like B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton. In a Canadian connection, the band is most known as being Colin James’ ‘Little Big Band’. A… More Roomful of Blues – From B.B. King to Colin James; The Little Big Band That Could ...
Rebecca Fiset Cote has an amazing voice. That is the easy part. Songwriting and making her way into a world filled with wannabes is the hard part. Can she accomplish what she wants with her life? To make a career as a singer? Please listen below as ‘Becky’ talks about her dreams, aspirations and… More You Can Call Her ‘ Becky …’
Rob Lutes is ‘one of those guys …’ A guy whose name circulates like a breeze entering a screen door in the green humid pastures of Canada’s vast farmland. Omni – present, appreciated, yet seldom heard over the dales of the County lines. Until now. Please listen below as Rob speaks of his latest project… More Montreal and Canada’s Hidden Songwriter; Rob Lutes
Justin Saladino is a good student. For that matter, he is also a good teacher. Please listen below as Justin talks about his influences, his band and what is in store for them in the coming weeks. An EP perhaps? Justin? Visit Justin Here! Justin will be at Bistro a Jo Jo… More Justin Saladino; Montreal’s Next Frank Marino?
New York, New Jersey, New Guinea … new music! Please listen below to some new tunes! We can’t listen to the same six classic songs over and over now can we?
Marc Manseau and Helgi Piccinin need your help. Visit A Purdie Good Life Here The two filmmakers are making a documentary of the World’s Most Recorded Drummer. Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie has recorded with Aretha Franklin, James Brown, the Rolling Stones and Miles Davis. That’s just a few … Click here to access their Crowdfunding page… More Two Filmmakers from Montreal Need Your Help to Make Musical History
Patrick Lehman’s father passed away before his latest album was completed. Sad – yet a blessing in disguise for the Montreal born singer and songwriter. Please listen below as Patrick talks about his Dad and the influence he had on his life and his latest album. Patrick? Please help me to continue helping young artists!… More Patrick Lehman – ‘For Dad …’