Joss Stone In Montreal, it’s called ‘l’eau’ for your soul and that is exactly what Joss Stone provided at Metropolis on Sunday evening as the 36th Edition of The Montreal International Jazz Festival drew to a close. What a way to go out … Joss Stone, complete with a ‘Superheavy’ resume constituting of collaborations with… More Jazz Festival Reviews – Joss Stone
Mike Love The Beach Boys have nothing to do with it … Mike Love is his own entity. Figuratively and literally. Not only that – how many musicians visit Montreal from their native Hawaii? Mike Love did last night at Metropolis as the opening act for Britain’s Joss Stone. According to Mike ( and there… More Jazz Festival Review – Mike Love
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
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
You got to be ‘Hip to be Square …’ Face it, the musical feeling about Huey Lewis and The News circulating the planet some thirty years following the release of their album ‘Sports’ – is not very … musical. It is easy to write off an 80’s band. Even easier to write off a ‘video’… More Jazz Festival Reviews – Huey Lewis and The News
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 …
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
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
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
Jarekus Singleton was on his way into the National Basketball Association when a funny thing happened … Well, not so funny … It was a devastating blow to Jarekus, a wound that has not quite healed. Good thing for music … Please listen as Jarekus Singleton – one of the finest and brightest young stars… More Jarekus Singleton – Taking the Blues into the Future !
Halie Loren enjoys a little ‘Northern Exposure …’ Given the fact she was born in Alaska and the show ‘Northern Exposure ‘ is about Alaska (although not filmed there) , things have come full circle as Halie prepares for her first gig as part of The Montreal International Jazz Festival. How does she feel? Hailie ?… More A Jazz Festival Preview – Halie Loren on a Saturday Night!
Montreal Hard Bop Five are reliving the past. A quintet quintessentially quizzing patrons on their knowledge of Jazz. Through Jazz … Between certain years, Hard Bop Jazz was primarily dominating the Jazz circles in places such as New York. Somewhat of a forgotten art as the Jazz genre continually wrestles the talk between purists and the… More MTL HB5 – A Jazzy Chat About .. er … Jazz!
Louis Janelle built his first drum kit and also his first guitar … Janelle’s music on his new album ‘ Dance Everybody ‘ – as pure as snowflakes on Willie Dixon’s tongue. Every genre responsible for modern day music is represented by Louis and his band. Please listen below as Louis explains everything about himself… More Louis Janelle Says; ‘Dance Everybody’ !
A lot coming … Please listen below to what’s coming in Montreal and on Rick Keene Music Scene Stay tuned for my Strangers in the Night 11 Review with awesome photos!
It all starts with a name … Gypsophilia are an eclectic bunch from Nova Scotia. A group of women and men who – through music, travel around the globe making people smile. Not just through music, humor as well. Please listen below as guitarist Ross Burns explains everything including their latest album; Night Swimming.… More Gypsophilia – A ‘ Flower ‘ in The Montreal International Jazz festival
The Kentucky HeadHunters are living proof – Country Music and Blues make up Rock n’ Roll … Starting in 1968 as The Itchy Brothers – the band came oh-so-close to stardom. An untimely death ultimately killed their chances of becoming ‘America’s Greatest Rock n Roll band’ yet, like Rock n Roll itself – they came… More The Kentucky Headhunters – ‘ John Bonham Dying Killed Our First Shot at Success …
A lot coming … Please listen below to what’s coming and who I will be speaking to on … Rick Keene Music Scene
This is the only time of the year – kids should talk to strangers …. Strangers in the Night 11 – is a charity event filled with food, fun and live entertainment. All proceeds go to Starlight Children’s Foundation of Canada. Last year – over 700,000 dollars was raised! Stranger in the Night 10 The… More Rick Keene Music Scene Presents; A Strangers in the Night 11 Preview
Philip Sayce did not just get off the Rock n Roll truck … A Mini-Van perhaps – but not a truck! Fresh off a triumphant eight city tour of Canada that left fans and critics spellbound, rock guitar sensation Philip Sayce makes his major label debut on Tuesday, April 7 with the release of… More Philip Sayce – This is Your Father’s Rock n Roll!
The Blushing Brides. North America’s version of ‘The Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band in the World.’ Thirty-six years together as ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Cover Band’. Lead guitarist James Green has been there from almost the beginning. He has been there since the band became one of the most sought after tribute bands in North… More James Green; Never a Bridesmaid – Always a Blushing Bride ...