May

7

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It’s Here! It’s Here!!

I’m so excited to have my new website up and running!  It’s been a dream-in-the-works for some time now and I’m just elated that it’s ‘live’!!

I hope you like the look as much as I do!   I also love this new Blog feature and the fact that I can make updates any time, without help from a site designer!  Whoo-hoo!

O Happy Day!!

Please drop me a line and let me know if you like the new site!

You’ll be hearing from me!!!  🙂

Apr

29

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Thanks for helping me celebrate my Birthday!

Thanks so much to everyone who came up to the Loft last night to help celebrate my Birthday!  Thanks so much to Jeff and Brenda for the absolutely gorgeous cake!  It was so beautiful with its musical notes and perfect flowers – in purple (my favorite color!), yellow and white with black musical notes!  So pretty!!!  And what a fabulous, fabulous surprise!

Thanks to everyone who was there and made it so very special!  (You know who you are!!)  I left, walking on air that night!

Apr

14

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Happy Spring!

Spring is in the air today!  It’s gorgeous out – so many things popping out of the ground and bursting into flower!  I know it can’t last but it feels like summer already and….I’ll take it!  🙂

Mar

15

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Some great new tunes for the Loft Lounge

Can you believe this incredible weather?!  60’s and 70’s in March?!  Really?!  I’ll take it!!

Steve, Sean and I caught the Spring fever!  We’ve added some great new tunes and we’ll be debuting them on the 24th.  I’m so excited!  We’ve got 2 Whitney Houston songs – both ‘Saving All My Love for You’ and (my favorite!) ‘I Will Always Love You’.   We’ve also got the Temptations ‘Get Ready’ and Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard it Through the Grapevine’ – which are both fun to do.  And we’re throwing in Linda Ronstadt’s ‘When Will I Be Loved’ for good measure.  😉

Come on up and see us on the 24th!  It should be fun!

Feb

24

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The Amazing Folks at LifeChoice

I had lunch with my favorite people at LifeChoice Donor Services in Windsor, CT today to talk about music for the upcoming annual Gathering in May.  Every time I connect with these folks, I am amazed at the work they do bringing life and healing to so many and comforting Donor families with such sincere compassion and tenderness.  I am privileged to be able to contribute something to this organization and the people they serve.

My brother was an organ donor, as many of you know.  He taught me how much life and goodness being an organ donor makes possible.  And I’m awed by the comfort and healing that the folks at LifeChoice bring to Donor families.  I encourage everyone to consider signing up to be an organ donor.  You can’t help but be deeply moved when you hear the Recipients’ stories.  A Firefighter spoke at last year’s Gathering and totally floored me.  We all have an incredible opportunity to be a hero to a hero!

Feb

13

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Last Saturday Night at The Loft Lounge

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Loft Lounge to hear us last Saturday night! We had a blast! You made it so much fun for Steve, Chet and I! (You know who you are!!!)

We added some new tunes – like Linda Ronstadt’s ‘You’re No Good’ and Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’ as well as ‘This Masquerade’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. We’re working on some Whitney Houston tunes for next time, including (of course), ‘I Will Always Love You’ in honor of the Queen of Pop. I was so sorry that I didn’t have that ready last Saturday to pay tribute to the most incredible vocalist in popular music.

Can’t wait ’til March 24th when we’re back! Come up and join the party on the first weekend of Spring!

Jan

16

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

I’ve got an exciting new gig at the Loft Lounge in Northampton.  I’m working with the incredibly talented Steve Moser on keyboard and several wonderful drummers.  (I really love performing with a live drummer!)  We cover a range of well-loved standards – like ‘Fever’, ‘At Last’, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ – and light pop – like Sade’s Smooth Operator, Billy Joel’s ‘Just the Way You Are’, James Taylor’s ‘How Sweet It Is’, Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’ and so many more.

You can have dinner in the lounge – or just enjoy drinks and munchies.  The food is delicious!  There’s a dance floor too if you’d care to take a spin!

Thanks to everyone who came up to hear us in November and December.  It was great to see folks enjoying dinner and out on the dance floor.  You all made it so wonderful for us!

We’ll be back at the Lounge on February 11th, which is the weekend closest to Valentine’s Day.  So, grab your honey – or some friends – and come on up and join us!

I hope 2012 is a wonderful year for all of us!!

Dec

27

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Hope You Had a Wonderful Christmas!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

This Season was definitely one of my favorites to date!  In addition to the big Dan Kane Singers show on 12/4 and some lovely concerts in Enfield and Agawam, I had the privilege of recording a few Christmas tunes for Real-to-Reel in the parlor at St. Michael’s rectory in Springfield.  There I was beside the gorgeous Christmas tree, in that beautiful room, crooning ‘The Christmas Song’ (Chestnuts), ‘Mary’s Little Boy Child’ and ‘Silent Night’.  It was a wonderful experience!

I also had the pleasure of performing Christmas tunes with my trio up at the Rendevous Lounge at Page’s Loft in Northampton!  It was so fabulous to hear Keith’s and Joe’s brushes and Steve’s incredible keyboard on Christmas favorites like ‘The Christmas Song’, ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ and many others.  Of course, we included all our favorite standards and pop tunes too!  We’re having such an awesome time up there!

Thank you to everyone who came up to hear us in November and December.  It was great to see folks out on the dance floor!  You all made it so wonderful for us!

We’ll be up there again in February – on the weekend closest to Valentine’s Day.  So, grab your honey – or some friends – and come on up and join us!  Have dinner or maybe just some drinks and munchies and enjoy the music!  We’ll be there from 7:00 – 11:00 PM on Saturday, February 11th.  I’ll keep you posted on our March date as soon it’s set.

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope 2012 is a wonderful year for all of you!!

Nov

21

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The Holiday Season Approaches!

Well, the holiday season is starting!!  I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this week!

I’ve been having such a great time at the Rendezvous Lounge at Page’s Loft in Northampton!  I’m so lucky to be performing with the incredibly talented Steve Moser on keyboard.  Steve has an amazing left hand which you’ll hear in his awesome bass lines on songs like Moondance, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Smooth Operator and so many others.  Between the keyboard and the smooth brushstrokes of any one of our fabulous drummers, I’m in heaven!

Please come on up and join us!  Have dinner or maybe just some drinks and munchies and enjoy the music!  We’ll be there from 7:00 – 11:00 PM on Saturday, 12/10 and Saturday, 12/17.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!  Happy Christmas season!!

Oct

20

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Happy Fall!

Happy Fall 2011!

It’s been a shamefully long time since I’ve posted to this blog…..There’s gonna’ be some changes around here!

Can you believe it’s already October?!  Those of us in the Dan Kane Singers group have been rehearsing for the Christmas show for a month now!  Hope you got your tickets because it’s pretty much sold out already!

I’ve got an exciting new gig at the Rendevous Lounge at Page’s Loft in Northampton and I can’t wait to start!  I’ll be singing with the wonderfully talented Steve Moser on keyboard and one of my favorite drummers, Keith Levreault.  (I love performing with a real drummer!)  We’ll be serving up lots of well-loved standards and light pop.  Please stop by for some of the Loft’s scrumptious fare or maybe just some drinks and munchies and check us out!  We’ll be there from 7:00 – 11:00 PM on Friday, 11/4 and Saturday, 11/19.

In other news (!), this website is going to get a major facelift very soon!  I hope you like the new look.  We should have it up and running in early November.  I think we’re about due, don’t you?!  This current site has been running since 2006 so it’s time!

That’s all for now – hope to see you at an upcoming performance!