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, Acoustic Pop
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 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, Alternative Rap
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 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. Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Indie 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, Alternative Rap
A bluegrass meets Vampire Weekend Christmas instrumental song. This pretty fingerpicked song features Ukulele, Banjo, and percussion. A modern day version of The First Noel, 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 O Christmas Tree, Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
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, Alternative Rap
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
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, 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