CANDYE KANE BRINGS DIVERSE SHOW TO PIKES PEAK REGION
Candye Kane has been called a survivor, a superhero and the toughest girl alive. (All are also titles of her self-penned songs.) They are apt descriptions of the jump blues singer, songwriter who has earned this moniker the hard way. Nominated for five National Blues Foundation Awards (Best Contemporary Blues Female 2011) winner of ten San Diego Music Awards, starring in a sold out stage play about her life and beating down pancreatic cancer in the last two years, Kane is one tough cookie. She has performed worldwide for presidents and movie stars but her path to success was not always glamorous or easy.
Raised in a dysfunctional, blue-collar family, Candye became a teenage mother, a pin up cover girl and a punk rock, hillbilly and blues-belting anarchist 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.
Her full time, 250 days a year touring schedule started in 1992 and today, Kane’s’ live shows are the stuff of legend. She honors the bold blues women of the past with both feet firmly planted in the present. She belts – growls – shouts – croons and moans from a lifetime of suffering and overcoming obstacles. She uses music as therapy and often writes and chooses material with positive affirmations that leave the audience feeling healed and exhilarated. A show that is part humor, revival meeting and sexuality celebration, she’ll deliver a barrelhouse-tongue-in-cheek blues tune or a gospel ballad, encouraging audiences to leave behind religious intolerance. She’ll slay the crowd with her rendition of Whole Lotta Love or glorify the virtues of zaftig women with 200 pounds of fun. She often says she is a “fat black drag queen trapped in a white woman’s body” and she dresses the part. Bedecked in bright colored feathers, sequins and rhinestones, Kane’s performance is Mississippi by way of Las Vegas with a quick stopover in San Francisco.
Kane’s eleventh CD release, Sister Vagabond was released on August 16, 2011 for the Delta Groove Label. Produced by Candye and her amazing guitarist Laura Chavez, Sister Vagabond promises to be as exciting as their last collaboration, Superhero, nominated for Best Contemporary Blues CD of the year. Audiences love seeing two curvy gals onstage together and Candye and Laura deliver the goods. With scorching, yet understated guitar work and empowering, healing and sometimes funny lyrics, Kane and Chavez are the feminist fireballs of the future.
“This is the fourth time we’ve brought in Candye and her band for a show, plus she appeared at Blues Under The Bridge in 2010” explains Amy Whitesell of A Music Company Inc., promoter of the show. “She always is entertaining and has developed a strong fan base in the Pikes Peak region.”
Tickets are $18 advance and $23 the day of show. A VIP ticket is available for $38 and includes a reserved seat and choice of prime rib or catfish dinner. Tickets are available on line at www.amusiccompanyinc.com or at the Crystola Roadhouse.
For more information contact A Music Company Inc. at 719-576-5945.
This show is sponsored by Colorado Springs Independent, Blues Colorado, the Crowne Plaza, Peak Radar, Heuberger Motors and Easy Street Design.
WHAT: Candye Kane in concert
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8pm
WHERE: Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 HWY 24, Woodland Park Colorado
TICKETS: $18 to $38.