When Kanin Elizabeth was just an infant, her parents noticed one strange thing. Although she was too young to talk, when she rode in the car, she would start to hum. Perhaps it was an inkling of what she was to become.
Now 14 years later, music infuses the heart of this Michigan-based songbird, who has begun writing and performing her own tunes as she puts wings on a professional career as a singer-performer.
Born near East Lansing, Kanin plays the piano and the guitar. Her style is grounded in standards but she’s just as comfortable performing a tune by The Lumineers. The Revivalist or Frank Sinatra. Her teachers laud her perfect pitch and her seeming innate ability to listen to a song and sing it, spot on.
But Kanin hopes to be more than just in tune musically. In fact, she’s tuned into giving back with service to her community as she scales her own musical career. Often she can be found in a hospital or nursing home, singing to soothe and heal patients who might otherwise not get to hear her sweet voice, providing comfort.