Despite her stage name, blues bombshell Candye Kane hasn't led a life of peppermints and puppy dogs. Working her way out of East L.A. as a sex professional, she appeared on the cover of magazines like Juggs and Floppers during the '80s and fell in with Hollywood's hard-living punkabilly scene. Before long, Kane was flaunting her plus-sized pipes with her own band, singing old-time blues standards and raunchy originals while touring 250 days a year. A blues heavyweight in the truest sense, her list of collaborators -- including Buddy Guy, Dr. John, and Ray Charles -- is almost as girthy as her waistline. -- Jonathan Zwickel
Candye Kane plays at 9:30 p.m. Friday, December 3, at the Bamboo Room, 25 S. "J" St., Lake Worth. Tickets cost $15. Call 561-585-2583.