A Music Company Inc., is bringing blues artist Candye Kane to the Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 HWY 24, Woodland Park, CO, on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Show time is 8:00 pm. Advance tickets are $18 general admission and $38 VIP (includes a reserved seat and choice of prime rib or catfish dinner). Tickets may be purchased on line at www.amusiccompanyinc.com or at the Crystola Roadhouse. Day of show tickets are $5 higher.
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 (Winner-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 twelfth CD release, Coming out Swingin featuring Laura Chavaz, was released in 2013 on the Vizztone Label Group.
“Candye’s last two appearances at the Crystola had to be cancelled (to the disappointment of all) due to Colorado’s unpredictable weather conditions” 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. since we first started bringing her here back in 2007. In 2010 she was a headliner at Blues Under the Bridge festival.”
The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), has officially named October Arts Month, which, among other things, affords the opportunity to focus attention on the arts through local media, as well as provide an opportunity for local businesses, government and civic leaders to declare their support for the arts. A Music Company Inc. has long been a supporter of the arts through involvement with community organizations. CEO Amy Whitesell is a board member of the Pikes Peaks Arts Council.