Christine Kane
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Christine Kane

Christine Kane is an American musician and businessperson. She is the founder and CEO of Uplevel You. The company is based in Asheville, North Carolina[1]

Prior to founding Uplevel You, Kane had a fifteen-year career in the music industry. Kane is an American folk singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist, and she produced seven albums under her own label, Firepink--selling more than 100,000 copies. Her album "Rain & Mud & Wild & Green" (2002) was named Best Folk Album by Borders Books and Music. Her concert DVD, Live at the Diana Wortham Theater won a Telly Award. And Country star Kathy Mattea recorded Kane's song "Right Out of Nowhere" (written with Steve Seskin). Kane has appeared with John Mayer, The Beach Boys, Los Lobos, Nanci Griffith, and Shawn Colvin, among many others.[2]

Early life and education

Kane grew up in Washington, D.C. and was an avid writer as a young person.[3] She graduated from Boston College, where she studied journalism.[4]

Career overview

Upon graduating college, Kane started working at public relations firm in Washington, DC.[3] In 1991, she moved to Asheville, NC to pursue songwriting and music.[5] Seeing a performance by Mary Chapin Carpenter in Washington had inspired Kane.[3] Kane and musician, David LaMatte, helped found a "local songwriters scene" in Asheville.[6]

In 2010, Kane started her company, Uplevel You, which went on to become a million dollar marketing company.[7] Today, Kane leads nine administrative staff and four coaches at Uplevel You headquarters in Asheville, North Carolina.[2]


  • This Time Last Year (1995)[3][5][8][9]
  • A Thousand Girls (1997)[5][8]
  • Live (2000)[10]
  • Rain and Mud and Wild and Green (2002)[8]
  • Right Outta Nowhere (2004)[8]
  • Live at the Diana Wortham Theatre DVD (2007)[11]
  • A Friday Night in One Lifetime CD (2007)[11]
  • Wide Awake CD (2009)[12]


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  2. ^ a b "About". Christine Kane. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b c d Belli, Steve (1995-11-17). "Christine Kane Mixed Innocence, Maturity". The Greenville News. p. 2. Retrieved – via and "Kane". The Greenville News. 1995-11-17. p. 5. Retrieved – via
  4. ^ Kiss, Tony (2000-03-31). "Live". Asheville Citizen-Times. p. 57. Retrieved – via
  5. ^ a b c Kiss, Tony (14 November 1997). "Coming home - After a year on the road, Christine Kane returns to Asheville". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. pp. D1, D6. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Rifkin, Carol Mallett (2007-11-22). "Bittersweet Reunion". Asheville Citizen-Times. p. 84. Retrieved – via
  7. ^ "Christine Kane - Marketing with Intention and Integrity". Emerging Women. Retrieved .
  8. ^ a b c d Rifkin, Carol Mallett (21 May 2004). "Growing into a superstar - Christine Kane plays Grey Eagle". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. p. 16. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ Fidler, Eric (28 March 1997). "Audio Reviews - Christine Kane". Albany Democrat-Herald. Albany, Oregon. Associated Press. p. 17. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ Chronicle Staff (27 October 2000). "Christine Kane to play The House". The Daily Chronicle. De Kalb, Illinois. p. A10. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ a b "A Friday Night in One Lifetime". Performing Songwriter. 15 (106): 47-48. December 2007 – via EBSCOhost. (Subscription required (help)).
  12. ^ Wood, Arthur (April 2010). "Wide Awake". Maverick (93): 62 – via EBSCOhost. (Subscription required (help)).

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