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Grammy Award winner Nick Kane performing again on July 11

The Grammy Award winning virtuoso guitarist out of Nashville, Nick Kane will be making his return to Knoxville on Saturday, July 11th at Preservation Pub, located at 28 Market Square in downtown Knoxville.

Kane is best known for his work with country hit-makers The Mavericks, with gold and platinum albums to show for his tenure. He also played with the Grammy Award nominated artists Legendary Shack Shakers and recorded their acclaimed LP Believe (Yep Roc) with the band.

In recent years, he has helmed his own ensembles like the blues-rock fueled Nick Kane Band and his instrumental rock trio The Balls.

Kane’s biting, daredevil approach has earned him comparisons to “a pissed off Dick Dale” and he’s frequently noted for the edgy rock flavor he brings to his deepest blues playing. “An all-around master whose playing is full of surprises and packed with enough venom to make every note that leaps from his fingers sting,” wrote Guitar World and Premier Guitar contributor Ted Drozdowski about Kane.

About his recent single “At The End Of His Line” (April 3, 2015) - Billboard Magazine Contributor Chuck Taylor writes, “Master blues instrumentalist Nick Kane adds a little more fuel to his blow torch career with "At The End Of His Line," which simply oozes passion. Bravo! It’s Saturday night and I’m wondering where the bartender is to serve my next drink as I observe a master at work. Every note, every measure is crazy shit...this is all from one dude? Oh, yes! Somewhere between B.B. King and Stray Cats!”

Santa Fean Magazine Editor Devon Jackson writes, “Nick Kane has played professionally in just about every genre there is from punk to blues to rock to country. "At The End Of His Line" shows off his rockabilly side with this very dance-able barroom shaker. But to pigeonhole it as rockabilly limits it somehow. While it’s definitely in the vein of The Blasters and Stray Cats — and its stripped-down sound is just as pure — Kane lifts it here and there with the subtlest of licks into something more wide-ranging and dynamic.”

Published July 5, 2015

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