Nick moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and immersed himself in the local club scene. He kept a busy schedule playing blues, rock, r’n’b, rockabilly and even country in a circuit that stretched from LA to Las Vegas, San Francisco to San Diego.
He joined country-pop band The Mavericks in mid-1993 and moved to Nashville soon after. The next 7 years were spent playing over 300 dates a year including 8 sold-out nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The band won a Grammy and was nominated for 5 more.
During that time Nick produced many records for various artists. In 1999 Nick released his 1st solo record “Songs in the Key of E” on Llist Records, Universal Canada and Demon/Westside in Europe.
After the Mavericks gig ended, Nick settled back in Nashville and got busy with the local scene. In 2003 he formed the all-instrumental hard rock trio the Balls. In 2005 they released “The Balls…Come Out Swingin’” to critical acclaim. After that, Nick moved back to Germany for a couple of years, playing, recording, touring, etc.
On his return to Nashville, Nick focused his energies on fronting his own trio, playing extensively up and down the east coast. In the fall of 2016, Nick teamed up with his old pal Richie Owens, and along with John Reed and Mike Ferguson they started the Smoky White Devils.
The band is a mix of vintage-sounding heavy blues rock with elements of Delta blues, folk rock and hillbilly boogie. 2017 was spent playing the Nashville area and recording tracks for an upcoming release. Well into his 5th decade as an artist and performer, Nick Kane looks to 2018 as another busy year.