Nick Kane

Biography

Nick Kane has quite the impressive rock n’ roll resume. The son of an opera singer, Nick grew up in Europe and spent the 70’s playing guitar full-time in British and German rock bands before ending up back in the States in the mid-80s. Since then, he has played in no small number of bands, including The Preachers (punk rock), Iko-Iko (blues), Little Mike and the Tornadoes (blues), the Mavericks (country-pop), and The Legendary Shack Shakers (psychobilly). He has recorded for many international record labels as a studio musician, and has recorded several solo albums with world-wide releases.

Nick Kane’s work in the music industry has earned him recognition in the form of several international awards, including a 1995 Grammy and Platinum and Gold albums on MCA and Universal Records.

As producer, composer, and player, Kane’s music has taken him around the world, touring extensively with countless artists and cultivating a global fan base. His long history of critically acclaimed musicianship has now found a home with Lanark Records, a roots label that prides itself on releasing raw, original, authentic roots music.

With a solid history of playing and producing trend-setting instrumental records, Kane steps it up to a new level with In the Blue—the first album to feature Nick Kane on lead vocals, as well as guitar. This 2013 release on Lanark Records is produced by Nick Kane and Quentin Jones, and features a core band of Dave Ferrara on drums (Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, Peter Noone), and Dave Roe on bass (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam). The album consists of five original, radio-friendly songs that span genres from roots rock to Southern rock, and from rockabilly to American blues. 

Keep an eye and an ear out for Nick Kane on tour in fall 2013!