Kieran Kane (USA) and David Francey ( Canada ) have been friends for many years and began writing songs together at Kieran’s lakeside cabin in upstate New York some time ago . They have each recorded some of these songs on Kieran’s most recent CD, Somewhere Beyond the Roses and David’s most recent CD, Late Edition.
Kieran and David toured together for the first time in Australia with Kieran’s son, Lucas Kane in early 2011. So successful was that tour that they decided to call themselves a band and “Go Jane Go” was formed. While in Australia last year, they recorded songs for a new album which will be released on this upcoming tour. The songs were recorded live off the floor so what people will hear in concert will be what they can take home on CD!
Kieran Kane is based in Nashville and has been recording for 30 years as a solo artist. He recorded with the O’Kanes in the 1980’s, the Dead Reckoners in the 1990’s and most recently with Kane Welch Kaplin. His songs have been recorded by John Prine, Emmylou Harris, George Jones and Tammy Wynette among others. He has been a regular visitor to Australia for more than a dozen years.
Scottish-born Canadian, David Francey, worked in construction as a labourer and carpenter for the better part of 20 years. In 1999 he released his first CD, Torn Screen Door which propelled him into a full-time musical career and to 3 of his next four CDs winning the Juno Award in Canada. He is recognised as one of today’s finest singer-songwriters. His wry humour and astute observations combined with his open-hearted singing style have earned him a loyal following around the world, including Australia.
Kieran’s son Lucas Kane plays drums and guitar and is the third limb to their three-part harmonies as well. Lucas is also no stranger to Australian audiences having toured here with Kane Welch Kaplin in the past.
The following link will give you an idea of what they have been up to.