About Kanisha K.
Every now and again an artist emerges who transcends deeply ingrained influences to create something new, something fresh and, most importantly, something totally real. Today, right now, in the vibrant world of Popular Music, Kanisha K. is that artist.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Kanisha K. grew up in West Michigan absorbing the music of the greats from Etta James to Lena Horne to Nina Simone, all the way to Alicia Keys. Like her musical heroes, she began to forge her own unique creative path early on, moving from piano to saxophone to guitar
before discovering her true gift in the utterly natural, soul-deep power of her voice. Leaving behind her first love, basketball, Kanisha K. came to life, diving headlong into her singing and songwriting. And she’s never looked back.
With the release of her stunning, self titled debut album, Kanisha K. has officially arrived, with fans, critics and industry veterans lining up in unanimous praise of this compelling new artist. Helping her fill out her musical vision is a stellar cast of Michigan legends, Nashville cats and L.A. and Memphis bluesmen, Jim Horn, Drew Abbott and Shaun Murphy. In addition, noted producer Robyn Robins (Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band) handled production, and Grammy award winning photographer Jim Shea stepped in to create the CD’s artwork. But it’s her one-of-a-kind style, attitude and naturally soulful voice that distinguishes each and every song on her acclaimed debut. No doubt about it, Kanisha K.’s dynamic, rock and pop based R&B stamps a mammoth footprint on today’s musical landscape. As one enthusiastic critic put it, “You ain’t never heard the real thing until you’ve heard Kanisha K.!”