Candye Kane won't be doing lap dances at Tio Leo's tomorrow night; she'll be singing with her blues band. However, members of the Fat Bottom Girls will shake their booties during the ten-woman burlesque troupe's closing number.
"They are my favorite co-billing act," says Kane. "They empower the audiences as they empower themselves. They prove that big fat mommas have always been in style."
The Fat Bottom Girls were recently photographed by Leonard Nimoy for a series of gallery showings called Maximum Beauty and a B&W photo feature in Time magazine. Regarding his mostly nude models, he says, "They were at least 200 pounds each, and quite beautiful...beauty is not about size."
Kane says she's slated to do a photo shoot with the 74-year-old Nimoy soon for a coffee-table book. Her new album White Trash Girl, released in June, is nominated for a 2005 San Diego Music Award.