What a week! Our new cd Super Hero has debuted at #10 on the Billboard Blues Charts!! We share our space with amazing artists like Buddy Guy and the Cadillac Records Movie soundtrack! We are the only indy band on the charts right now and that feels really great! Thanks to all of you who ordered the record online or at a local record or bookstore and thanks to DJs everywhere for playing it. This is the first time my record has EVER charted on Billboard, so we are all pretty excited around here!! If you can help us, please order it here: Order Superhero

I am also thrilled to be playing at Cozys tomorrow night in Sherman Oaks. This is my first L.A. area show in years. We have been hard pressed to find a venue to play in L.A in a long time, so if youre around tomorrow night, please come down and see us! We have20new cds and t-shirts and just want to see our old friends and make some new ones.

The cd has been getting some great reviews and I am really grateful. The latest issue of Vintage Guitar with Mick Mars on the cover has a tremendous review and Bill Bentley did a wonderful review on his blog, along with so many others. I am so grateful. Laura Chavez is finally getting some recognition for the brilliant guitarist she is. Check us out live and I know you’ll agree.

We are on our way to the east coast for some shows with my future daughter in law, Dani Wilde. She is just a tremendous little ball of energy and what a voice! You must come and hear her. I know you will be blown away. She lives in the UK and so she is not stateside much. Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing young talent.

After the East Coast, we are on our way back to Europe to work with my United by music charity. We start in Dublin at the International Downs Syndrome conference where we will feature some incredibly talented people. Its so rewarding to teach these youngsters with disabilities about blues music and how it can help them transcend their daily challenges with blues songwriting and performance. It’s the best project I am involved with and I can’t wait to get across the pond.

Again, I live each day grateful for the chance to be here. I will have another cancer test in September but so far, am cancer free and so appreciative to all of you for your kind hearts and generous support. Each time I am tested it costs thousands so I hope that soon our health care system will be overhauled, the right way, to afford all Americans equal access to health care. Even before cancer, I was denied healthcare again and again, because I was considered “ high risk” because I was over 200 lbs. Even though I had low blood pressure, low cholesterol and no diabetes and lived an active lifestyle, I was denied by every major carrier. Now of course, since I have had pancreatic cancer, I will never be able to obtain health care because of my pre-existing condition. People with asthma and allergies are even denied health care and the poor are forced to choose between paying bills or buying a necessary prescription. I have been watching the debates on this topic closely and although I am against more government intrusion in our lives, I know that healthcare and the chance to treat cancer and other diseases, and prolong our lives, should not be only for the rich. Let’s hope we find a way to solve this problem in our great country so that access to healthcare will no longer be determined by ones economic class or financial status.

Thanks again for your ongoing support and your beautiful spirits. We are all united in our humanity and we are all magnets for love, peace and compassion. May we all love each other more, and most of all learn to love and accept ourselves.

Candye Kane

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