Hobo Cane, Kyndle
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Making Movies blends pulsing Afro-Latino rhythms, psychedelic jams and rock ’n’ roll swagger into powerful live performances, full of theatrics and cathartic climaxes. Armed with the ambitious and politically charged 2017 release I Am Another You — “lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year,” NPR raved — and a companion EP, You Are Another Me, the Kansas City band punches out one high-energy song after another. The foursome showcases their Latin American roots, with frontman Enrique Chi incorporating traditional instruments like the Panamanian mejorana alongside electric guitar, or the Chaurand brothers swapping drums and percussion for a dueling zapateado huasteco, a traditional form of dance from Veracruz, Mexico.
The band's political idea is straightforward enough that they can express it in four words: “We are all immigrants.”
“Making Movies is breaking down walls in the United States” - Rolling Stone
“Lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year” - NPR
"A pointed social statement from a group who's sound is its own form of protest" – KUTX, Austin
"[Making Movies] Exaltan la belleza de ser inmigrantes" - Chicago Tribune
"[Making Movies] Elevate the beauty of being immigrants" - Chicago Tribune
"On and off stage, Making Movies are deeply invested building and connecting community" - Aengus Finnan Director at Folk Alliance
“Making Movies is breaking down barriers for Latinos in the US Heartland” – Remezcla
“the band synthesizes what’s happening in ... Latin music better than anyone else out there today.” — MTV
“... tough to classify into one genre, which ... makes them that much more appealing.” — CNN
"Dizzying yet cohesive, like the soundtrack for some yet un-written film." – American Songwriter Magazine
Selected as one of Nashville's Lightning 100's Independent Radio Station Spotlight Artists in 2016 and Local Artist of The Week Artist in July of 2017 with song "Let Go" on rotation at Lightning 100 (2016FMQB AAA Station of The Year & NAB Crystal Award Recipient).
Pure heart and soul. That’s how you can best describe Hobo Cane.
Born as Javier Alberto Mendoza in the state of Virginia to a Spanish mother and Mexican/American father, Javier’s love for music burned bright from a young age. He started his musical career joining Warner-Chappell as a staff writer in Miami, FL. There he spent his time writing tunes for mega pop sensations such as Enrique Iglesias, Juan David, Ricky Martin, Rosario and more. The ever-winding path of life took him to Saint Louis: City of Miles Davis, Tina Turner and Chuck Berry, where he saw musical success with his new following. In 2014 Mendoza moved to Music City, Nashville, TN where he is embarking on a project as Hobo Cane.
Why Hobo Cane? "According to the critics, I've always been too Rock for Pop, too Pop for Alternative, too Anglo for Latin and even sometimes too Latin for Anglo. I think that's a good thing. A hobo is a transient and migrant worker. I've moved from place to place all my life, and I was raised among different cultures and languages. I think my songs are influenced and enriched by that diversity. I want to help destroy the stereotype of any music. My mother's last name is 'Cañas', which means 'Canes' in Spanish. So that's me.... HOBO CANE.”
Hobo Cane was awarded a Telly Award in 2015 for Best Original Music in a documentary called "The Forsaken". He’s also shared the stage with the likes of Chuck Berry, Los Lobos, Willie Nelson, Great Big World and more. Most recently, Hobo Cane has found a warm songwriting community in Nashville with the Grammy-nominated Barry Dean as well as Grammy Award winners Luke Laird, Lori McKenna, and countless others. Ever the dynamic performer, Hobo Cane has also performed alongside Nashville hit makers Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay, Chris Tomlin, and Ben Folds, in addition to securing countless television and movie song placements.
Hobo Cane released the self titled album "Hobo Cane" in 2016. This gem of songs was produced by three-time Grammy Award winner Toby Wright. Love is the central theme. "But not the romantic kind of love. I speak of the love that exists all around us whether we claim it or not. Like a tree that gives shade, whether we seek shade or not, love is always there. It flows all around us. We need not claim it, chase it, and want it. We just need to let it in. The songs speak of the obstacles we place ourselves when loving someone or something. We desire, need, hurt and hate because we, without knowing at times, we want to mold love to fit us instead of just letting it and life just be.”
Hobo Cane is currently working on a new album. He is currently in the studio and will release in the fall.
Kyndle McMahan, a star-quality singer, has an unforgettable voice that brings new meaning to word “soul”. Kyndle’s sweet, but strong sense of melody is beyond her years. Through the Mason Jar Fireflies, and other bands like the Memphis Ukulele Band, the Bluff City Soul Collective, and the University of Memphis’s Sound Fuzion, Kyndle has truly shown herself to be a versatile cut above the rest. An Emerging Star in Stax legend and internationally-known songwriter David Porter’s program, The Consortium, she has made quite the name for herself in Memphis, TN. She began singing on the pulpit of a church at the age of four. And from there, she has vastly expanded her experience as a performer. With all her recent success, Kyndle is no doubt destined for greatness. But for her and her listeners, it all comes down to one thing: her voice.