Roomful of Blues – From B​.​B. King to Colin James; The Little Big Band That Could .​.​.

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 .​.​.

Montreal and Canada’s Hidden Songwriter; Rob Lutes

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

Two Filmmakers from Montreal Need Your Help to Make Musical History

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

Rick Keene Music Scene Presents – Ask Dave the Bartender

Dave the Bartender is never asleep on the job …   That’s because he is never there! Nevertheless – when he is slinging drinks, he gathers information faster than a janitor at a Bordello collects condom wrappers. Please listen below as Dave the Bartender answers questions sent in by the listeners of Rick Keene Music… More Rick Keene Music Scene Presents – Ask Dave the Bartender

Ladies and Gentlemen – The Rolling Stones in Quebec

Keith Richards can no longer play guitar like the Richards of old.   Any Rolling Stones review post – coconut tree (shrub) incident must include this fact. Stones’ fans know it, newer fans and people seeing the band for the first time must be educated. A combination of arthritic fingers / memory loss and /… More Ladies and Gentlemen – The Rolling Stones in Quebec

Rick Keene Music Scene Presents; ‘ This ‘ 70’s Show!

The 1970’s were a strange decade but a good one. Mood Rings, Pet Rocks, Disco, CB Radios – it was a definable decade of different dimensions. Leisure suits, shag carpeting and waterbeds. Trends which were all the rage while listening to The Carpenters, Heart, The Eagles, Peter Frampton  and hundreds of bands and solo artists… More Rick Keene Music Scene Presents; ‘ This ‘ 70’s Show!

Jazz Festival Reviews – Justin Townes Earle, The Mavericks and Lucinda Williams

Justin Townes Earle If anyone has a grumpy outlook on life, or – more to the point, a realistic outlook on life, it is Justin Townes Earle. At Place des Arts, Townes Earle ( son of Steve Earle), was the first act in a triple bill featuring The Mavericks and Lucinda Williams. Justin vented and… More Jazz Festival Reviews – Justin Townes Earle, The Mavericks and Lucinda Williams

Take An Elevator Ride with Miles Davis and Discover What’s Happening at The Jazz Festival

The 36th Edition of The Montreal International Jazz Festival is heading towards the final weekend. As the weather turns from frightful into delightful – head on down and enjoy the best festival of it’s type in the world! Listen below to a few of the shows this weekend and click on the Jazz festival logo… More Take An Elevator Ride with Miles Davis and Discover What’s Happening at The Jazz Festival

Joss Stone – Anything But A Rock As She Heads to Montreal …

Joss Stone is not your stay-at-home-type … The England – born singer continues to strut her ‘free spirit’ mentality with a tour and subsequent album. Determined to sing ‘in every Country in the world’ – Joss is on a musical voyage. Several factors are responsible for her upcoming release aptly titled ‘Water for Your Soul’. Bob Marley’s… More Joss Stone – Anything But A Rock As She Heads to Montreal …

Jazz Festival Reviews – James Cotton / John Mayall / Harry Manx

James Cotton A legend was in the house … Mr. James Cotton – the harp player in Muddy Waters’ band for twelve years, Sonny Boy Williamson’s student and  fellow Mississippian B.B. King’s friend –  was in Montreal on Saturday night. For two reasons. To entertain and to receive the first annual B.B. King award. Mission… More Jazz Festival Reviews – James Cotton / John Mayall / Harry Manx

Jazz Festival Reviews – Steve Miller Band / Garland Jeffries

Garland Jeffries ain’t dead yet … Far from it. Friday night at Place des Arts, the seventy-one year old singer and songwriter displayed his youthful character, in song and spirit. Once a rebel – always a rebel. ‘I promised my wife and daughter to stay calm …’ Words from the Brooklyn-born Jeffries seconds after jumping… More Jazz Festival Reviews – Steve Miller Band / Garland Jeffries

Jazz Festival Reviews – Colin James June 25th Theatre du Nouveau Monde

June 25th – Theatre du Nouveau Monde Colin James – Acoustic Sessions Colin James seems like a kid … Following a quarter century ( yes – a quarter century) as a professional musician, James is no longer a kid. He is on his way to becoming a seasoned Blues-man. Friday night, James and his touring… More Jazz Festival Reviews – Colin James June 25th Theatre du Nouveau Monde