Kieran Kane Biography

7 October 1949, Queens, New York, USA. The 90s country singer and record company owner Kieran Kane initially enjoyed a certain amount of success as half of the O’Kanes alongside Jamie O’Hara. The duo split in 1989 to resume their solo careers, mostly as songwriters. The acoustic Find My Way Home did not sell sufficiently well for Atlantic Records to want to try again with the artist. This worked to Kane’s advantage as, with Mike Henderson, he established his own label, Dead Reckoning, which has already developed into one of the most creative labels in Nashville and whose signings include Kevin Welch, Tammy Rogers and Harry Stinson, all of whom work outside of the mainstream. Regarding Kane’s own work, the acousticDead Rekoning cost only $10, 000 to make. ‘This Dirty Little Town’ featured harmony vocals from Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams. Harris also recorded one of his songs, ‘If I Could Be There’, and Kathy Mattea has recorded ‘Forgive And Forget’. Kane has much faith in Dead Reckoning, although he is cynical about the industry in general: ‘Record companies rarely have anything to do with music.’

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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