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Kieran Kane, Emmylou Harris and Barry & Holly Tashian are joined by Jerry
Douglas, Mark O'Connor, Harry Stinson, and Glenn Worf in a performance of
"Oh Lonesome You", which was written by Kane and recorded by Trisha
About the artist
Best known as one half of the acclaimed new traditionalist country duo the
O'Kanes, singer/songwriter Kieran Kane was born in Queens, NY, on October 7,
1949; by age nine, he was drumming in his older brother's rock band, while in his
teens he turned his focus to bluegrass and folk, performing at festivals
throughout the Northeast.
At 21, Kane relocated to Los Angeles, where he labored as a songwriter and
session guitarist; by the late '70s, he'd moved on to Nashville, where he landed a
writing contract with Tree Publishing Co. A deal with Elektra followed, but despite
notching a pair of Top Ten country singles -- "You're the Best" and "It's Who You
Love" -- he found himself at odds with the label and soon returned to composing.
Teaming with fellow Tree staff writer Jamie O'Hara, he formed the O'Kanes in
1985, issuing three hit albums and scoring a half-dozen Top Ten singles before
disbanding four years later. Kane resurfaced with a more austere,
folk-influenced sound in 1993 with the solo effort Find My Way Home, issued on
Atlantic; soon after he formed the Nashville-based indie label Dead Reckoning
with fellow singer/songwriters Kevin Welch, Tammy Rogers, and Harry Stinson,
issuing the album Dead Rekoning in 1995. Six Months, No Sun followed in 1998,
and Blue Chair was issued in fall 2000. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide