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Christian Kane Interview; Live in London’s Jazz Cafe

Christian Kane - Jazz Cafe Camden - London, UK November 6, 2013

London, England – November 11, 2013 – This week London is graced by the presence of Christian Kane. As part of his annual visit across the pond he attends the Vampire Ball and did a show in Camden’s Jazz Café. And while the weather is exactly what you would imagine a London November day to look like, many fans already gather in front if the venue’s glass doors to sneak a peak at his soundcheck.

Opening up the show were UK locals Gary Quinn, Paul Cattermole and Stewart Mac. Of which the first delivered great vocals and showed off talented songwriting, while the last stood out for his good music and relaxed and humorous show.

Christian Kane - Jazz Cafe Camden - London, UK November 6, 2013Kane was welcomed with big cheers by the international group of fans that made it out to the British capitol. Many of which make it a habit to come out and see him each year. Starting the show with “Happy Man”, which was recorded by Trace Adkins, the mood was set for a great night. Making sure to play fan favourites like Whiskey In Mind, House Rules and Let Me Go. Christian also played two completely new songs; Sever and Dusty Rose. What was clear is how much he loves playing out here and connecting with the crowd just as much as they love seeing him. Sadly, the Jazz Café had an 11 o’clock curfew and the show was over before we knew it. Fans left wanting more but with great memories and a definite plan to be back again next year, when he does.

Before the show started Christian took the time to sit down and talk to us about his show, new music, movies and his fanbase. Have a look below to read all about it and see the pictures and videos from his London show.

You just finished your sound check for tonight’s show and there’s already about 20 people waiting outside!

Yeah it’s great, it’s great. I know, it’s so early. It actually helps  us when we do sound checks because if people show up early you’re kinda performing for them as well. They don’t get to come in but at the same time, just knowing that they’re out there, I get more amped up and I start getting that energy that builds up for the night. So instead of walking out and having it develop it’s kinda already going.

And the door was cracked open a little bit so I’m sure they managed to hear something.

Great, I hope so. We play for them.

What can fans expect for this show?

Christian Kane - Jazz Cafe Camden - London, UK November 6, 2013We have a couple of friends of ours, who we know from coming over here to London for a while, opening up the show. They can expect a good night of music. I really like the fact that we’re doing acoustic. We’ve been changing it up over the years but really love we’re playing acoustic tonight out here with this weather, being in Camden’s Jazz Café. It’s going to be a nice little setting. We don’t have to rock hard, I can actually bring it down and be a little bit softer. When I go play really big shows I don’t get to connect with the fans, it’s kinda like looking out over a Monet painting or something. But when it’s intimate like this I get to connect with fans and hopefully there’s some that never met me before. If you see me up on a big stage you don’t know me, I’m just singing. With this setting I get to sing to them and I believe this is where we do our best work at developing new fans. It’s way more intimate.

Can we expect you to play some new music?

You can! I’m here with my buddy Hank, Henry O’Connor, and we wrote a couple of songs that no one has ever heard before. There’s two songs that people haven’t heard that we wrote together. I’m not playing with some of my regular guys, I’ll be playing with Hank tonight. We’re gonna get a chance tonight to play our songs together for these people. So yeah, there will be new ones.

Do you have plans for getting out another album any time soon?

We were trying to get another album done before Christmas but my producer, who I’m gonna be working with out in Nashville who I did my very first album with, is not going to be available till after the first of the year because he’s so busy right now. But after the first of the year we’re gonna get together to collaborate and get another album out. So there definitely is a new album coming out!

Will you ever work with a label again?

Christian Kane - Jazz Cafe Camden - London, UK November 6, 2013No, no, no. Not again. I just won’t do it. I can’t. The fact of the matter is; I’m not gonna be Kenny Chesney. I don’t think that a label can bring my songs to the people I wanna bring them to. So I’m doing this one on my own. That way I get to do my own style of music. We like to rock a little bit more. I don’t care what people say. I’m from Oklahoma lets not forget that but lets also remember I grew up at the Viper Room. We grew up at a rock and roll venue on Sunset Boulevard, I didn’t grow up playing in Nashville or in Oklahoma. I grew up in LA. And that’s the kinda music I wanna do but when you’re with a label and you’re in Nashville they really want it to be country. They want to close it off in their envelope as what they think is right, which I don’t believe at all. So this way I get to go out there and play my own music. It’s gonna have more rock, which we used to have, before they started clipping our wings. So it’s gonna be fun!

It’s exciting to be able to see you do your own thing.

That’s how we started. People will ask me; I’ve played some really big venues, played colosseums, I’ve played big stages with big artists but I don’t think we’ve ever had as much fun as when we used to play the Viper Room. Intimate like this, rock and roll vibe and we could connect with the crowd. That’s what I wanna get back to.

I mean, listen, Nashville wanted me to be an actor. They said: “We’re not gonna play your songs because you’re an actor”. There have been so many actors that have gone out there and said they wanna do music and it really messed up the road for me. When my single came out, they were pushing Gwyneth Paltrow’s single for her movie and she even told them: “I’m not gonna be a singer” but they were still pushing it. So they see these actors that come in, they release one song and if it does well then what ever and they still go back to acting. I’m always gonna be an actor and Nashville didn’t want to play my songs because of that so fu@k ‘em, I’m gonna be an actor and will do my own music my way. I always had more fun doing music for me and the people, instead of radio and the business.

And it’s working for you!

Christian Kane - Jazz Cafe Camden - London, UK November 6, 2013Oh, it is. And let’s be honest, I’m an actor, my first love is acting. I love playing music when it’s on my own terms and I can get it across to the fans. They’re spectacular. They’ve supported us through all these years. I wanna get my music out to them and I wanna do that without three or four people in between.

Therefore social media is a great way for you to get that music out and reach them.

That’s the thing, there are so many chains and handcuffs that are used in the music industry these days for artists getting their stuff to the fans. I don’t need it, I’m gonna be honest with ya, the internet is there, nobody really needs it anymore. It helps for some people that are already out there and that are really big but we don’t need them anymore. Anybody can be a rockstar in their own mind and we have always been.

Do you try to actively stay in touch with fans or at least stay up to date with twitter and facebook?

I try to stay up to date with twitter. Sometimes it’s hard for me to tweet ‘cause I’m one of those guys that uses twitter for a business. I don’t tweet: “I’m on the side of the road eating a hotdog, guys”. I just don’t do that stuff because whatever I say, I want them to believe me. That way you don’t see a whole bunch of crap. If I got a show coming up you can guarantee that it’s on twitter. I just don’t like to fill twitter up with a bunch of bullshit that nobody really wants to listen to. I do like connecting with them, I need to do it more. I wanna get my thoughts and feelings across to the people that have been with me this whole time.

Obviously you have a big European fan base.

Christian Kane - Jazz Cafe Camden - London, UK November 6, 2013We do. We worked really hard for that over the last 10 years. It’s so much fun! There’s not a lot of people that can come out and do what we do. We’re playing an acoustic show tonight and it’s amazing to know how many people have bought tickets and showed up. It’s amazing. They fly in from all over the world. It’s easier for them to fly into the UK then it is to fly into Los Angeles. So it’s so much better for them if I come over here. And I don’t mind because when you come to a foreign country and people are singing your songs back to you whenever you’re singing them, there’s not a better feeling in the world. It’s amazing that we stretched across the pond. And not to one or two people, we got an army over here! I look forward to it every year. I wish I could come more often, like three times a year, but look forward to it every time. This is so much fun.

 

So the European shows will stay an annual commitment then?

Well, yes. It has been for the last twelve years. Some of those were conventions but for the last ten we’ve been playing.

You’ll also be at the Vampire Ball here in London this week. What will you be doing next?

I’ll be going back to Los Angeles hopefully to work. We’ll see. I’m in the mix for something that would be really cool if I got it. That’s LA, you never know when your next movie is gonna come.

But 50 to 1 is coming out.

Yes, me and Skeet Ulrich just did unbelievable press at the Breeders Cup this last weekend in Santa Anita. I can’t talk much about it but let me tell you this, the fans are gonna be psyched come March! The movie comes out March 21st and what we’re gonna do to promote it, I can’t talk about it because Jim Wilson has sworn me to secrecy, is gonna be awesome! But I can tell you that I’ll be seeing a lot of people in a lot of different cities.

I know it’s gonna premier in New Mexico

Yes it’s gonna premier there and then it’s gonna be….ah, I can’t tell you! I know you, I know what you’re doing, trying to pull it out of me. We got one of the biggest promoters on it. We really love this film and we really believe in it. I’m in the movie and knew the whole story but when I watched it for the first time I was tearing up at the end. Everyone was crying. And not because it’s sad, that’s the beauty of it. Ah, I can’t get into it! But I think you’ll really enjoy it. It’s really a heartfelt movie.

 

Christian Kane - Jazz Cafe Camden - London, UK November 6, 2013Setlist Camden Jazz Café:

Happy Man

Thinking Of You

One I Love (David Gray Cover)

Whiskey In Mind

Let Me Go

Jolene (Ray Lamontague Cover)

Sever

Different Kind Of Knight

House Rules

ENCORE: Dusty Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Video: Christian Kane Covering Luckenbach, Texas (Live)

A while back, we asked our Facebook fans who they’d listen to on a road trip if they could only listen to one CD. A large number of our fans said they’d listen to Christian Kane’s debut CD.

We’re big fans of Christian’s single Let Me Go, but one of our favorite performances from Christian is this one of Christian covering Luckenbach, Texas live in concert. We hope you enjoy it as well.


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Christian Kane Rocks Britain

A little over a week ago Christian Kane visited the UK. The popular actor and country rock singer even managed to combine the two sides of his career on his tour through Britain by playing shows in London, Birmingham and Manchester, while also attending the Leverage conventions in the British capitol.

Having never played in Manchester, it was surprising and exciting for Christian to see the show at the Ruby Lounge sell out the fastest. Manchester is known for its music scene so to locals, and by that I mean most Europeans, it wasn’t such a shock.

That’s exactly why I got a ticket to this concert and flew into one of England’s biggest cities.

On arrival the line into the dark underground club was literally around the block. Christian sure has a wide fan base and they made sure to come out and support him during his visit to this rainy city.

Opening the show was the very talented singer/songwriter Jenn Bostic. With just her voice and a keyboard she managed to captivate the audience and delivered her music with grace and emotion.

Californian band, The Life of Riley, was up next to play a few songs, followed by Brian Nutter. Most commonly known for being Keith Urban’s guitar player, Brian proved to be a good singer as well. It was clear he was having a great time as he was talking and joking in between songs.

After playing his own set, (check out a video of him singing “Red Sun Dress” below) Brian joined Christian for his.

The energy definitely kicked up a notch when the Texas-born singer slowly walked onto the stage. Forced to wear a knee brace on his left knee due to an injury that occurred during one of his earlier shows in the UK, Kane took his place behind a microphone in the middle of the stage and didn’t move very far from it for the entire concert.

Visibly struggling, but determined to play for the many Kaniacs that came out to see him, he opened the show with, my personal favorite, “Whiskey in Mind”, while being welcomed by loud cheers from the crowd that filled the Lounge to its capacity.

He then followed up with his #1 hit single “Let Me Go” and the energy between artist and audience was electric. It was great to see everyone in that basement enjoying every minute.

Before playing “A Different Kind of Knight”, which you can see in the video below, Christian said ‘I love this one. I wrote this song to stop women from asking me why I am the way I am. I’ll just play them this song instead’.

Judging from the many women that came out to see him and the fact that he was just recently voted Country’s Sexiest Man by Country Weekly readers, there are plenty of women that understand the kind of man he is and wouldn’t mind to ‘come along for the ride’.

Also playing, amongst others, “Jolene”, “Happy Man”, “More Then I Deserve” and the never before performed Tracy Chapman cover “Fast Car”, of which you can also find a video below. The concert came to a close way too fast for my liking, finishing with, the Kaniacs anthem, “House Rules”.

As with most concerts it was over before we knew it and we all left happy but wanting more. After all, during the concert Christian mentioned he loved playing out here so I’m sure everyone in that audience will look forward to welcoming him back.

Christian might be better known to some for his acting but to me, he’s definitely a musician first!

Brian Nutter “Red Sun Dress”

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Christian Kane “A Different Kind of Knight”

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Christian Kane “Fast Car”

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Last Chance To Attend Crockettsville Charity Concert And Trail Ride September 8-9, 2012

Annual Event at Abner Farm in Crockettsville, KY will feature performances by Montgomery Gentry, Halfway to Hazard, Keith Anderson, and more.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tickets are still available for the fifth annual Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trail Ride, happening Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9, at Abner Farm in Crockettsville, KY. Music and motorsports fans will enjoy a weekend of performances by Montgomery Gentry, Halfway to Hazard, Keith Anderson,  and more, as well as motorcross exhibitions by the Monster Energy Motocross Team, and a 42-mile celebrity ATV trail ride through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Motorcross begins at noon on Saturday, followed by the concert at 1:30 p.m. EST. Additional artists include Christian Kane, Danielle Peck, Craig Wayne Boyd, Gary Chapman, Larry Cordle, Brian Nutter (guitarist for Keith Urban), and Lisa Torres.

Saturday entry fees are $10 per person or $25 per carload, which includes the all-day concert, motorcross event and festival. For an additional $20 per vehicle or $5 per rider, fans can join the trail ride on Sunday. RVs and campers are welcome for a $50 overnight camping fee that includes four concert tickets. Fans can purchase tickets at the on-site box office the day of the event. For details, please call toll free: 1-(866)-618-1774.

Since 2008, Chad Warrix and David Tolliver, formerly known as Halfway to Hazard, have hosted the event in the small town of Crockettsville outside their hometowns, raising nearly $500,000 for Buckhorn Children and Family Services Charity. This year Warrix and Tolliver hope to bring in extra funding for not only Buckhorn, but also other local charities in need.

“It’s always been extremely important to us to give back to our local community,” says Warrix. “And with Crockettsville V, we’re able to get all of our friends together and have a blast while doing it!”

In years past, the event has featured performances by Tim McGraw, Keith Anderson, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, and Danielle Peck, with appearances by Kyle Petty, Miss Kentucky, Rich Franklin (Former UFC Champion) and the Hooters calendar girls.

For more information on the 2012 Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trail Ride, please visit www.Crockettsville.com or contact Josh Bleidt at (502) 457-7415.

For details about camping on-site, please call 1-(855)-880-4005.

Join @MusicCTSatNite 1/7 with @AndieLynne and guest @ChristianKane01 #CKlive #Kaniacs #CMchat #Leverage

Join WSIX On-Air Personality and Promotions Director Andie Lynne on Music City Saturday Night filling in for Buzz Brainard along with Producer Pitts and special guest Christian Kane will join them to talk about the season finale of Leverage. Tonight January 7th 6pm-12am (CST)

You can listen anywhere!!


1) Download the iheartradio app to your smart phone and put keyword WSIX in.
2) Go to WSIX.com and click the LISTEN LIVE button.
3) If you have XM satellite it is channel 57
4) And for anyone Nashville you can tune in to 97.9FM

 
If you have questions for Christian Kane email Andie@WSIX.com or tweet her @AndieLynne use #CKlive hashtag.

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Vote For The Top New Country Music Artist Of 2011

Over the last few weeks, we asked our Twitter followers who their favorite new country artists of 2011 are.

We’ve compiled all the names, and now it’s time for you to vote on the Top New Country Artist of 2011. To cast your vote, go to CMchat.net and vote in the poll at the top right of the site. Voting ends at midnight on December 31, 2011.

Here are the nominees in alphabetical order: Lauren Alaina, Crystal Bowersox, Craig Campbell, Hunter Hayes, Casey James, Christian Kane, Scotty McCreery, Troy Olsen, Pistol Annies, Sunny Sweeney, Thompson Square and James Wesley.

In case you’re not familiar with a particular artist above, click on their name above to watch a video from each. And again, to vote, visit CMchat.net!

We’ll announce the winner on January 1, 2012. Thanks!

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Christian Kane’s ‘Kaniacs’ Propel Him To The Top On CMT.com

Over the last week, Cristian Kane has had two videos in the top five on CMT.com’s Top Videos of the Day, and today, he owns the #1 and #2 spots. That’s pretty darn impressive considering the new videos released lately from Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina. Congrats Cristian!

Christian Kane Is Hanging Tough With Scotty And Lauren On CMT.com

Christian Kane is still hanging tough on CMT.com. His video for Let Me Go is #3 and The House Rules is #4 on CMT.com’s Top Videos of the Day. That’s pretty impressive considering two of the hottest country idols in recent history debuted their videos yesterday (Lauren Alaina’s Like My Mother Does) and today (Scotty McCreery’s I Love You This Big) respectively. Looks like Christian is planning on staying around for a while…

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Christian Kane Is All Over CMT.com Today

Is Christian Kane on fire or what?  Check out this screenshot taken at 7pm est on Monday. He’s got two videos in the top five on CMT’s Today’s Top Videos, and he’s one of the featured videos at top. Pretty impressive Mr. Kane!

In case you haven’t seen them yet, click here to watch his new videos for Let Me Go and here for his video for The House Rules. Enjoy!

Christian Kane – ‘Let Me Go’ – Official Music Video

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