CANDYE KANE! featuring Laura Chavez!
8pm: CANDYE KANE! featuring Laura Chavez!
June 24, 2012
Seven time National Blues Awards Nominee Candye Kane has been called a survivor, a superhero and the
toughest girl alive. (All are also titles of her self-penned songs.) Her eleventh CD release,
Sister Vagabond, was released on August 16, 2011 on Delta Groove Records and was #1 on the
Living Blues Charts and on Sirius/XM Radio for two months. Kane is nominated for the BB King
Entertainer of the Year Award and Best Contemporary Blues Female for 2012.
(blues.org) Sister Vagabond was self produced by Kane
and her noted guitarist Laura Chavez. Many critics say that it is Kane's finest work to date and
unanimously agree that it is a worthy successor to their 2010 collaboration, Superhero,
nominated for Best Contemporary Blues CD along with many other honors.
photo of Candye Kane by Alan Mercer
The jump-blues singer, songwriter from East Los Angeles has nabbed ten San Diego Music Awards, won
several songwriting and composition awards, been featured in caricature in The New Yorker Magazine
and starred in a sold-out stage play about her life, featured at the New York Fringe Festival in 2011.
The Toughest Girl Alive, directed and staged by San Diego Ballet Director, Javier Velasco, garnered
rave reviews at nytheatre.com.
She's beaten pancreatic cancer in the last three years, raised two sons and has performed worldwide
for presidents and movie stars but her path to success was not always glamorous or easy. Born into a
dysfunctional blue-collar family, Candye became a mother, a pinup cover girl and a punk-rock,
hillbilly blues-belter by the time she was just 21 years old. Ten CDs, six record labels, millions of
international road miles and countless awards later, Miss Kane has proven to be a true survivor as
she scrambled her way to the top of the roots-music heap, creating a world renowned reputation that
has spanned two decades.
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