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, will hit the streets on August 16, 2011 on Delta Groove Records. Produced by Kane and her noted guitarist Laura Chavez, Sister Vagabond is a worthy successor to their 2010 collaboration, Superhero, which was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues CD in the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards.
The jump-blues singer, songwriter and mother of two from East Los Angeles is a five-time nominee for Blues Music Awards, has nabbed ten San Diego Music Awards and starred in a sold-out stage play about her life. She's beat pancreatic cancer in the last two years. She has performed worldwide for presidents and movie stars.
But her path to success was not always glamorous or easy. Raised in what she calls 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.
A colorful mixture of the traditional and the eclectic, Kane cut her musical teeth in the early '80s onstage with Hollywood musicians and friends Social Distortion, Dwight Yoakam, Dave Alvin, Los Lobos, The Blasters, X, Fear and the Circle Jerks, to name just a few. While raising two sons, this role model for the disenfranchised championed large-sized women, fought for the equal rights of sex workers and the GLBT community and inspired music lovers everywhere. Her fans are a mixture of true outsiders: bikers, blues fans, punk rockers, drag queens, fat girls, queers, burlesque dancers, porn fans, sex workers, rockabilly and swing dancers, gray-haired hippies, sex-positive feminists and everyday folk of all ages.
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Reviews & articles
'A Blues Diva of the 20th century who can liven up any party without shedding a stitch.'
- People Magazine
'A true celebrity diva.'
- New Yorker Magazine
'This tough cookie wails with a rousing confidence, affirmation of identity, the courage of her convictions and wisdom beyond her years.'
– Downbeat Magazine
'A serious and seriously powerful singer who lays it all on the line.'
– The Philadelphia Inquirer
'A voice that is a natural wonder – like the Grand Canyon.'
- The Washington Post
'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
'The Most powerful and entertaining female blues singer of her generation.'
- All year upon request.
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