CANDYE KANE "SISTER VAGABOND"
# OF TRACKS: 13
/ RELEASE DATE: 08/16/11 / CATALOG
Candye Kane: Vocals
Laura Chavez: Guitar
Kennan Shaw: Bass (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11)
Paul Fasulo: Drums (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13)
Stephen Hodges: Drums (Tracks 3, 4) / Percussion (Track 7)
Mark Weisz: Organ (Tracks 2, 4, 10)
Jonny Viau: Saxophone (Tracks 2, 8, 11)
Sue Palmer: Piano (Tracks 5, 11)
James Harman: Harmonica (Track 6)
Thomas Yearsley: String Bass (Tracks 7, 8, 10, 13) / Organ (Track 7)
Eddie Baytos: Accordion & Frattoire (Track 11)
Nathan James: Slide Guitar & Baritone Guitar (Track 12)
Jeff Ross: Guitar (Track 13)
Billy Watson: Harmonica (Track 13)
"A Blues Diva of the 20th century who can liven up any party without shedding a stitch." – People Magazine
"This tough cookie wails with a rousing confidence, affirmation of identity, the courage of her convictions and wisdom beyond her years." - Downbeat Magazine
"Laura Chavez is not just a rising star. She's already arrived." - Vintage Guitar
"A voice that is a natural wonder – like the Grand Canyon." – The Washington Post
Candye Kane has been called a survivor, a superhero and the toughest girl alive. They are apt descriptions of the jump blues singer, songwriter and mother of two from East Los Angeles who has earned this moniker the hard way. Nominated for five National Blues Foundation Awards including the 2011 Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year, 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. She belts - growls - shouts - croons and moans from a lifetime of suffering and overcoming obstacles, and uses music as therapy; often writing and choosing material with positive affirmations that leave the audience feeling healed and exhilarated.
On her latest release, "Sister Vagabond," Candye Kane once again delivers her heart on a platter. Kane presents a more mature and swinging collection of scorching blues and soul originals, searing with the young Laura Chavez's impressive guitar work. Kane takes us on a journey thru love, heartbreak, rejection and personal empowerment, colored in swampy and soulful earth tones that bring a new twist to old favorites (Brenda Lee's Sweet Nothings) and explore spookier and darker territory (Walkin' Talkin' Haunted House). Laura's guitar work stands out on these performances demonstrating maturity beyond her years. Kane and Chavez are a powerhouse duo to reckon with, exhibiting feminist strength and power in bucketfuls. Move over all you mannish boys....
Produced by Laura Chavez and Candye Kane • Executive Producer: Randy Chortkoff • Engineered and Mixed by Thomas Yearsley at Thunderbird Analog Studios • Mixing and Mastering Consultant: Doug Messenger • Mastered by Kevin Gray • Artwork adapted from a painting by Michael P. Maness • Layout and Design by Joshua Temkin • Photography by Alan Mercer • Photographers assistant: Eric Venturo • Retail by Jeff Fleenor • Radio by Steve Dixon • Delta Groove Business Affairs by Malcolm Wiseman
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