Christine Kane started her musical career like many other young struggling artists: performing in local bars, clubs, and coffeehouses, and then traveling to appear at colleges and festivals. Many reviews soon began comparing her singing style and sound to that of Mary-Chapin Carpenter and Rosanne Cash.
After graduating from Boston College, she relocated to Asheville, NC. In 1996, Kane completed an independently released debut album, This Time Last Year. It was actually recorded in a friend's basement. Thanks to a lot of hard work and a little luck, one of the tracks, "Off the Ground," from that first recording was chosen to be placed on a compilation album called Women's Work. Some of the other female artists on the release are Vonda Shepherd and Janice Ian.
With a growing fan base, Kane landed some noteworthy spots, like appearing at the Summer Olympics where she opened for Nanci Griffith. Kane has also opened for groups like los Lobos and the Beach Boys. She even got the chance to perform a duet, "Seven Year Ache," with the superb Rosanne Cash. In 1997, Kane recorded a premium sophomore album, A Thousand Girls, released under the Breeze Records label. On a number of songs, Kane's strong lyrics accompany excellent keyboard sounds, aggressive guitar work, and the cry of a fiddle. Some of the tunes fans can find on the album are "All the Rest," "Hot Kind of Nights," "Isn't That What Makes You Cold?," and "If I Were Me." ~ Charlotte Dillon