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Image of Marcia's new CD Peace, Love & BBQHello all.

I continue to be so humbled by the love of so many all over the world.
It has been overwhelming to find out how many people truly care. This week, my benefit in Austin will take place at Antones. Another all star line up will take the stage in my honor, and raffle prizes include donated gifts by Willie Nelson!!! among others. I am feeling better but not well enough to jump on a plane to Austin just yet. Yes, I am going to sing a couple of songs this Wednesday at the Belly Up Tavern here in Solana Beach for my friend, drummer Marcus Bashores benefit but thats just a couple of songs with Sue Palmers band. I am still feeling pretty fragile but of course, am healing daily and am oh-so-grateful to be alive. I will have a real come back show in September somewhere here in San Diego and plan on doing my August tour in the midwest USA, as long as things go well in Holland. I will leave for the United by Music tour and my special needs friends on June 21. www.unitedbymusic.nl I have always aimed for this tour to be my target date back onstage and so I am preserving all my energy until then. It will be a real experiment to see if I can continue with my organic, vegan lifestyle on the road. I am looking for a used, cheaply priced, medium sized RV if anyone knows anyone who wants to sell one. I think an RV will help me to have my own kitchen on wheels in case we get into a town late and cant access the right kind of healthy food. With the gas prices so crazy, its not a great time to buy an RV but when cancer comes a knocking, you gotta change your plans!!

Anyway, the benefits have been amazing and continue to help my family thru this ordeal. Big THANKS again to Bob Corritore in Phoenix, Steve Grams in Tucson, Gina Sicilia in Hoboken, Chet Cannon, Joey Harris, Lorna Hamiltion and Sooty in San Diego, David Anastasia in Hartford, Debra Sternberg and Tom Koerner in Arlington, Va, Desiree Martinez and Carlos Guitarlos in Huntington Beach, Sophie Kay and Little Victor in Paris France, and now, Rosie Flores, Margaret Moser, Susan Antone and Connie Nelson in Austin. There are more benefits to come in San Francisco (www.myspace.com/fortheloveofcandye), Tacoma, Boulder and Dortmund Germany. Please check my website at www.candyekane.com or www.myspace.com/candyekaneband

My doctor says my cancer has a 50% chance of returning on my liver in the next five years. Of course, this also means that it has a 50% chance of NOT recurring and thats what I am holding onto. I am going to be cancer free in five years, just watch me! And I only hope that I can continue to make music that heals and unites, and be worthy of all the generosity and compassion that has been showered on me and my family during this health challenge.

Big love and gratitude,



Blues Singer Fight to Survive Pancreatic Cancer with Antone’s Benefit

California-based blues singer CANDYE KANE underwent a very complicated surgery for pancreatic cancer last month. Her Texas friends are gathering at ANTONE’S on THURSDAY MAY 29 to honor her with a fundraiser starring longtime favorites the FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, roots-rock queen ROSIE FLORES, the inimitable BILLY JOE SHAVER, and the high-kickin’

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 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 with style!

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 7pm THUR, MAY 29 starring KIM WILSON with the FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS plus BILLY JOE SHAVER, PAULA NELSON, and ROSIE FLORES and many special surprise guests!

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