Genni Kane sang her way through the ‘80s as a member of the ARIA and multiple Golden Guitar award winning Flying Emus. She has been writing songs and performing for over 40 years. She has written songs for many artists including Flying Emus, Slim Dusty, Jimmy Little, Anne Kirkpatrick, Felicity Urquhart and Bananas in Pyjamas. Most recently Genni has been exploring and writing songs at her kitchen table about how she sees the world.
“Some singers act when they sing, frightened to expose themselves. Genni Kane builds a road of truth slap bang in the middle of her songs. Not a highway, mind, but a charming country road with overhanging trees, and at the destination you don’t just find Kane, you feel you get to know her as well, as if perhaps you had shared a couple of bottles of red wine with her.”
John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald (January 21, 2017)
Genni has been a guest at many major festivals and venues over the years and most recently in a series of sellout solo album shows. She has appeared at Folk by the Sea, Illawarra Folk Festival, Cobargo Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival. Genni was honoured to be the guest of the National Library at the 2017 National Folk Festival and recorded interviews and music for the National Sound Archive as well as presentations for the National Folkloric Conference.
Her new album ‘Songs From the Kitchen Table’ is available now.
With Flying Emus
1988: Best Country Album
1986: Instrumental of the Year
1986: Vocal Group of the Year
1987: Instrumental of the Year
1988: Instrumental of the Year
1988: Vocal Group of the Year
1991: Instrumental of the Year
Current as of September, 2019