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amory kane

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  • Born in San Francisco, California.
  • Age 4- Started piano? Bath, England.
  • Age 7- Started electric pedal steel guitar- San Antonio, Texas.
  • Age 9- First TV appearance on pedal steel guitar on "The Sagebrush Shorty Show," San Antonio, TX
  • Age 7 to 10- sang in Pentecostal choir, Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX
  • Age 12- Moved over to Spanish guitar from steel guitar.
  • Age 14- Began as guitar instructor, giving lessons to youth in the Marin County community.
  • Age 15- First album recording- California State Youth Choir, directed by Jester Hairston
  • Age 15- performed solo at Sheraton Palace Garden Court and other San Francisco hotels.
  • Age 17-19- recurring guest on "Midnight Special" KPFA radio show.
  • Age 15 to 18- Baritone, Novato High School Chorus
  • AA Degree in Broadcasting

featured artist discography

Raw Cuts Album Cover
  • Solo album- "Memories of Time Unwound." MCA Records (Melody Maker "Album of the Month," January 1968)
  • Three singles, MCA Records- "Reflections of Your Face," "Big Car Blues," "You Were on My Mind."
  • Solo album- "Just To Be There." CBS Records -1969-Psych Folk pre-curser.
  • Compilation album- "Fill Your Head With Rock." CBS Records 1970 -Featured various artists.
  • "When You Live In Marin -single-1976- Perkoff -Recorded at Butterfield 8 Studio, lead vocal
  • Wings Anthology- Unity Records- 1978 With Fairfax Street Choir (not featured)
  • CD- Feel the Rhythm/ Body Rhythm Deja Blue Records -1986-World Beat music -single "Deja Blue," went gold in Brazil.
  • "Raw Cuts'" Bioluminescent trio.
  • CD? "Live In the Light"- Canaan Roads- Pearly Records 2005- Gospel rock.
  • "Deja Blue" Amory Kane- Pearly Records.

supporting artist

  • Appears as guitarist and/or vocalist on labels such as Liberty, Decca, DeutcheGramaphone, Phillips, Fontana, CBS, MCA, BGO, Warners, London, Unity and others. Three Week Hero, by PJ Proby
  • Performed on stage, TV and radio.
  • Created his own BBC Television Specials -"Featuring Amory Kane."
  • Personally recorded with: Jimmie Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jon Bonham, David Bowie, Nicky Hopkins, PJ Proby, Alan Parker, Mark Isham, Merle Saunders, John Cippolina, Pee Wee Ellis (James Brown), others.
  • Was awarded title of "Official Resident Poet of Great Britain" by resolution of British Parliament and the Queen of England. Lyrics to "New Light," by Amory Kane, were read into the Parliamentary Record. Her Majesty signed the proclamation.
  • Composed music for The Smithsonian Institution, Safeway, Kaiser Permanente, others.
  • Wrote film music for: "the Dark," with Frankie Avalon, "Lie To Me," by Mike Kuchor, "Grazer," shown at Sundance.
  • Played with members of Led Zeppelin on sessions for "Three Day Hero," by PJ Proby. These sessions marked the very first time that all four Zeps had ever played together. Amory's song, "Reflections of Your Face," was covered by PJ on this record, now re-mastered for CD on BGO.
  • Served as School Director of Blue Bear School of contemporary music in San Francisco. Continues to provide private lessons in guitar and voice in Bay Area. Video director/editor-
  • Jack Kane is an award winning video director and editor with more than a hundred educational titles in the science field produced and scripted by his science writer wife, Iris Martinez Kane. Executive Chef- Educational Biology Videos
  • A master chef, Jack has posted memorable tenures as executive chef at a number of prominent California restaurants such as Sea Ranch Lodge on the Sonoma Coast, Sam's Anchor in Tiburon and The Tides Restaurant in Bodega Bay… Jack also opened the successful Station Café in San Rafael for members of the Grateful Dead and partners. A proponent of creative cooking, Jack sez… "My mother taught me." Artist
  • An experienced artist, Jack is offering selected pen and ink works for sale on this website.


  • Gold WAVE Awards for director/editor (2)
  • BACE Awards for editor (4)
  • Bronze Apple Award from Natl. Educational Media Network
  • Home Town Video Award
  • Official Resident Poet of Great Britain


  • Performing Rights Society
  • Mechanical Copyright Protection Society
  • Songwriter's Guild of Great Britain
  • BMI
  • National Culinary Federation
  • Chef's Association of the Pacific Coast
  • National Notary Association.
  • Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS)

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