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Singer? Actor? Entertainer fits just fine for Kane

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If there ever was an anthem for a party, “The House Rules” is it. It’s the opening and title cut on Christian Kane’s most recent country CD.

“That song shows the band that we are. So it was very important for me to get it out there. We didn’t want to do a love song first. We didn’t want to misrepresent the band,” Kane said in a phone interview.

The song, which Kane co-wrote, blasts out of the chute with a wild musical ride. These are the opening lyrics: “So you’re tired and you’re beat and you worked all week and you need a place you can let it go/Where the girls go wild and boys play hard and you need a little more than just the radio/Well here’s your open invitation with just a couple regulations …”

Christian Kane Band
The Bo Brown Band opens
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29
WHERE: The Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall, 9800 Montgomery NE, Suite 4
HOW MUCH: $5 at the door

“The song is what you’d see if you came to the concert,” Kane predicted.

Besides being a country singer/songwriter, Kane stays busy acting. Since 2008 he’s appeared on the TNT television series “Leverage.” He portrays the character Eliot Spencer, who joins with four others to right wrongs perpetrated on the helpless.

“I’m The Hitter. We all created the roles we’re in,” Kane said. “When you step into that character they start writing for you.”

He’s also appeared in movies. His credits include “Just Married,” “Secondhand Lions,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Summer Catch.”

“I’m just happy to be working in this day and age,” Kane said.

He declines to call himself an actor or a singer. “I’m an entertainer. I like giving the show people paid money for,” Kane said. “It’s the (Bruce) Springsteen school of thought.”

Kane recently appeared as a guest on the “Taste of Music” TV cooking show. He made a jalapeño-goat cheese stuffed sirloin burger.

He said that his next CD will be critical. “The sophomore (album) is the most important album you can ever do because you put everything you have into the first album. The second album sometimes falls short. So you always have to take the second one more seriously,” Kane said.