California-based blues singer Candye Kane underwent a very complicated surgery for pancreatic cancer last month.
Candye Kane's April surgery included a procedure called "The Whipple", which took her under the knife for nearly nine hours. Kane awoke happy to be alive and reports that she starting to get around.
That's good news for longtime fans who know how positive Kane is about life! She is determined to heal properly then get back to singing the blues across America and Europe soon.
The high cost of health care affects everyone and is particularly difficult for musicians and artists.
So many members of Austin's music community wanted to help Candye in her fight that her friends Susan Antone, Rosie Flores, Margaret Moser, and Connie Nelson have organized
this very special fundraiser at Antone's on Thursday May 29 to honor her with a fundraiser starring longtime favorites the Faboulous Thunderbirds, roots-rock queen Rosie Flores, the inimitable Billy Joe Shaver, and the high-kickin' Paula Nelson.
The bigger-than-life Candye Kane started playing Austin in the early 90s. She recorded for the Antone's label, including "Home Cookin'" and "Knockout", and has performed many times at Antone's and the Continental Club.
Kane's long and colorful career includes a stint on "The Gong
Show", working in the adult industry, modeling, acting as spokesperson for women's and gay/lesbian rights, and being an activist in a variety of social causes.
Singer, songwriter, and single mother of two, Kane wants to inspire other cancer patient and show that it can be conquered