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 bright and happy acoustic song. Features drums, bass & acoustic guitars. Light lively fun and sweet. Morning coffee, news energizer, romantic comedy. Laidback sense of freedom, playing hookey. Flying kites, chilling out, holiday, just doing your thing. Joyful warm innocent 20-something, Male Vocals, Pop Music, Acoustic Pop
A classic hip hop song in the vein of Run DMC and the Sugar Hill Gang. A song about issues with American Society, job - work problems, Running the gauntlet, surviving in society. Features guitars, bass, and a killer hook. Terrific rapping, female background vocals, uptempo, timely, echoes real life. Male Vocals, Hip Hop Music, Alternative Rap & Hip Hop
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 Music, Alternative Rap & Hip Hop
A great mood setting song. A crossover classical piece driven by a solo piano, that builds in intensity and speed as flutes, bells, and a cello come in. Creates feelings of melancholy, drama, power, and impact. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Miscellaneous
a very pretty song featuring classical acoustic guitar, flute, and cello. A great mood setting song, creating feelings of beauty, sadness, and melancholy. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Piano
A bittersweet ballad featuring moody keyboards, and insightful lyrics. About trying to see the good in people but having a hard time. Told from the vantage point of one lover confiding in another. Male Vocals, Indie Rock Music, Indie Rock
An eclectic funk song about a cultural revolution that has already begun... in it's most basic form. A protest song about how humans are destroying the earth and themselves. Features alot of instrumental rocking out! Male Vocals, Hip Hop Music, Alternative Rap & Hip Hop
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 Music, Roots Rock
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 Music, Alternative Rap & Hip Hop
Edgy and darker, features rock vocals and nylon stringed guitars on top of a hip hop beat. A sordid tale of Psychedelia, Drugs, and walking through the desert. Male Vocals, Hip Hop Music, Alternative Rap & Hip Hop
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 Music, Alternative 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, Indie Rock Music, College Rock
A song about falling for a girl, the start of a relationship. Sweet, loving and soulful male and female vocals. Longing and hopeful, rhythmic, moving, kind of nostalgic. Beautiful harmonizing, nice beat, good groove, carefree, easy listening. Mixed Vocals, Pop Music, Pop Ballad
A smooth and calming acoustic rock track... almost bordering on alternative country music. A passionate tale of searching for a niche in your life. Driving through middle America with a girlfriend and feeling truly at home. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Acoustic Rock
Song Topics: Failed relationships, Breakups, Leaving a lover
Orchestral instruments and a great beat drive this bumping hip hop track. Featuring electric guitars, Pedal Steel, bass, 4 male vocalists. Male Vocals, Hip Hop Music, Alternative Rap & Hip Hop
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 Music, Soft Rock
Intense, dramatic anticipation track building up to TV or Film action. Opening credits, movie trailer, film score. War preparations, pensive hero music, returning from war, troubled scenes where emotions are high. Dramatic, brave, stately with dominant percussion, strings, horns & choir. Instrumental, Action Music, Action Impending Orchestral