Cary "CKP" Kanno is constantly in search of new musical frontiers. Based out of Chicago, Illinois, he formed and continues playing with two well-known bands, the Abstract Giants and Doko Benjo. In search of fresh creative outlets in 2009, Cary simultaneously released two solo full-length albums, simply titled "Cary Kanno One" and "Cary Kanno Two." Both were recorded and produced at CKP studios, his home studio. They feature an array of guests from Abstract Giants, Doko Benjo, and other musician friends. The albums have been well received by both fans and industry alike.
Cary Kanno has opened for many great acts including: Rusted Root, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Robert Randolph, The Gza, The Rza, Lyrics Born, Mr. Lif, Buckwheat Zydeco, Jean Gray, DJ Z-Trip, The Redwalls, Poi Dog Pondering, Eyedea, Andrew Bird, Bernie Worrell, Digable Planets, and many more.
A struggling blue collar worker with a family. Alcoholic Addict. Male vocals, with poignant lyrics about the difficulty of addictions. Intervention, country stories of hardship and family dysfunction. Emotional soulful refusal to change. He is what he is, and feels misunderstood-we have heard this! Male Vocals, Rock, Soft Rock
A bluegrass meets Vampire Weekend Christmas instrumental song. This groovy song features Ukulele, Banjo, and percussion. A modern day version of Angels we have Heard On High, Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
A bluegrass meets Vampire Weekend Christmas instrumental song. This groovy song features Ukulele, Banjo, and percussion. A modern day version of Auld Lang Syne, Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
A bluegrass meets Vampire Weekend Classic New Years instrumental song. This groovy song features Ukulele, Banjo, and percussion. A modern day version of Auld Lang Syne, Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
Song Topics: Buddhism, Waking up to what's around you, Nirvana, rebirth.
An intense yet laid back groove featuring nylon string guitars, bass, and a powerful beat. Mixed Vocals, Hip Hop, Alternative Rap
a quirky song about a breakup and a person who loves his former girlfriend in spite of the fact that she treats him badly. Uptempo Pop flavoring, male vocals, with a touch of 1970's, 1980's rock in the vein of Simple Minds, the Cars, Blondie, etc. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
A bluegrass meets Vampire Weekend Christmas instrumental song. This groovy song features Ukulele, Banjo, and percussion. A modern day version of Deck the Halls, Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
Song Topics: False sense of superiority, education system in America
A driving rhythm and beat guide this funky hip hop song. Featuring 4 male vocalists, acoustic and electric and bass guitars. Male Vocals, Hip Hop, Alternative Rap
a song about difficulty talking to people. Also about thinking you want to be single when you really need someone.
And about being stuck in the same job, hanging around the same people, being stuck in your life. Male Vocals, Rock, Roots Rock
A song about finding a place to call home. Going back to your childhood. Features Pedal Steel, Acoustic Guitars, Violins, Male and Female vocals. Heartwarming ballad with emotional lyrics about memories of younger days. A country feel, good for rural settings, small towns, college dance or concert. Mixed Vocals, Country, Alt Country
about the desire to go back to your roots. Find a simple life and be happy in middle America. The urge to leave the city life and trade it in for a rural lifestyle. Male Vocals, Singer/Songwriter, Indie Singer-Songwriter
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