Genres:Folk, Funk, Country - Alternative, Electronic - Techno, HipHop - Old School, HipHop - Gangsta/Hardcore, HipHop - Experimental/Alternative, Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop , Blues - Acoustic , Latin - Merengue, Latin - Pop, RnB - Modern/Urban Contemporary, RnB - Classic/Soul
Cary "CKP" Kanno is a musical journeyman and jack of all musical trades. Based out of Chicago IL, he formed and continues to play with locally successful bands the Abstract Giants (9 piece hip hop/ rock band), and Doko Benjo (8 piece rock/ funk band). In search of fresh creative outlet in 2009 he simultaneously released two solo full length albums simply called "Cary Kanno One" and "Cary Kanno Two". Reception to the records were overwhelmingly positive. They were played on over 150 radio stations worldwide, and the album subsequently charted on many of those. Songs from the record were picked up and licensed by the ABC network, Kellogg's, WE Network, MTV, and he was comissioned to write a song for the show “Weeds” on Showtime. The latest release from Cary, “Changes” was recorded and produced primarily at CKP studios, Cary's home studio. It features an array of musical guests and features Cary playing bass, piano, keyboards, pedal steel guitar, banjo, guitar, drums, percussion, and vocals.
Cary has opened for many well known acts including: Rusted Root, Gabriela y Rodrigo, Robert Randolph, The Gza, The Rza, Lyrics Born, Mr. Lif, Buckwheat Zydeco, Jean Gray, DJ Z-Trip, The Redwalls, Poi Dog Pondering, Eyedea, Andrew Bird, Bernie Worrell, Doomtree, Del the Funky Homosapien, and many more.