Chet Kane is a singer, songwriter and bassist who got his start playing bass in Seattle art rock band The Botticelli’s. Chet eventually got involved with Seattle’s Belltown music scene in the mid ‘80s, holding down bass duties with folk-country-punk rock poet Gary Heffern and his band The Cunninghams.
In the early '90s Chet released his debut solo album Tears for Columbia with Germany's Glitterhouse Records that enjoyed some success in Europe. The songs on Tears for Columbia draw their inspiration from the surrounding environment; the landscape and natural beauty that is abundant in the Pacific Northwest juxtaposed with modern urban settings, as evidenced by the lyrical contribution to the album's title track by Chet's brother Paul Kane, a poet who lives in New York and Australia. Chet's songs have also appeared in two Glitterhouse compilation albums Speed of The Sound of Loneliness and Silos and Utility Sheds in 1995.
Fast forward to 2021 and Chet released his long awaited follow-up album Home, co-produced and engineered by Matthew Emerson Brown (Transmissionary Six, The Walkabouts, Terri Tarantula) who also plays guitar and keyboards on the album. Home features an ensemble performance by Chet and Walter Singleman on bass, Garrett Reynolds on violin, Jon Hyde on pedal steel guitar, Darren Loucas on lap steel guitar, Glenn Slater (The Walkabouts) on keyboards, guitar and additional engineering by Ric Vaughan, guitarists Tom Ranken and Rick DeMarco, drummers Scott Rongey and Christopher McCrea, and the superb vocalist Hannah Williams.