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Candye Kane

Rank #2 US Encinitas, CA Blues / Jazz / Swing


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Sounds Like: Etta James, Patsy Cline, Amy Winehouse, Wanda Jackson, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington &

Label: Sister Cynic Music/ Vizztone

Manager: Lori Haynes

Bio: Candye Kane believes the universe makes no mistakes. Kane believes the universe, or your higher power - has already made decisions and already knows what you are capable of long before you take your first step. The universe has already strengthened you for the most radical endurance race of all -... See Full Bio

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"A natural born, supremely gifted vocalist who can sing her humanity while touching ours"
—  Illinois Blues.com
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    Jul 15

    San Francisco, CA, US | 9:30pm
    San Francisco, CA, US
    Tue Jul 15 9:30pm
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    Jul 16

    San Francisco, CA, US | 5:30pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Wed Jul 16 5:30pm


    Candye Kane believes the universe makes no mistakes. She doesn’t view a stereotypical patriarchal God seated on a velvet throne in flowing white robes granting wishes and deciding who will live or die. Kane believes the universe, or your higher power or whatever you feel comfortable calling it, has already made decisions and already knows what you are capable of, long before you take your first step or have your first all night cry over the rejection of a girl or boy at school. The universe has already strengthened you for the most radical endurance race of all...LIFE. In 1983, Candye was a teenage mom from the poor side of Los Angeles, it was welfare and food stamps by day, hard drug use and nude modeling by night, while at the same time yodeling and moshing alongside groundbreaking punk bands like the Circle Jerks, X and FEAR in Hollywood’s underground music scene. To help pay the bills she appeared on the covers of Hustler and High Society, whilst peddling her cassettes of original hillbilly music to anyone who would listen along the Venice, CA Boardwalk. It didn’t take long before Candye signed a management deal with The Halsey Agency, the first agency to promote American music behind the Iron Curtain, she became close friends with Dave Alvin, Marty Stuart and Dwight Yoakum who wisely encouraged her to always be honest about her colorful past. "Be yourself Candye. It's what you're good at" said Yoakum. Candye Kane has that big, brassy voice that has authority and sass; the kind of thing men like because its seductive and women like because its powerful - BB King to the San Diego Reader If you haven't taken Candye Kane seriously before, now is the time to listen. This is a great album and the best of her career. -Richard Ludmerer/ Blueswax

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    Jul 18

    San Francisco, CA, US | 7:30pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Fri Jul 18 7:30pm
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    Aug 14

    Evanston, IL, US | 7:30pm

    Evanston, IL, US
    Thu Aug 14 7:30pm
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  • Darren Cinque (Artist) Darren Cinque
    "RISE UP"- enjoyed the listen, GREAT song!! Just shared it on my Facebook page for my friends to listen too! All the best!
  • Russell Carl Kline (Artist) Russell Carl Kline
    Thanks for sharing your bio-what a GREAT story!!! Oh, your music rips in a roaringly sweet kind of way-love the big band influence.
  • The Hoodoo Casters (Artist) The Hoodoo Casters
    Candye and Laura, Love your music... Keep on Swangin ! As Chico said, Good Blues to You
    love from NOMAD DIVE BOMBER (painted man)
    beautiful talent and great work. please check me out and like ma page www.facebook.com/rexrazor1
    Awesome Tracks!!
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Q: When are you coming down to Australia? We'd love to have you , and Laura, if you can squeeze us in sometime, esp down South in Adelaide. We hosting the great Joe Bonamassa next month, we love blues!!
A: Ive been down under many times; played the Byron Bay Roots Fest several times as well as the Narooma Blues fest and toured w Charlie Musselwhite all over Australia. Hope to be invited back!

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