Kristin Andreassen

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Kristin Andreassen
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Background information
Origin Portland, Oregon
Genres Old-time music, folk, indie pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, square dance caller
Instruments Guitar, fiddle, body percussion, vocals, harmonica, keyboards, banjo, ukulele
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts Uncle Earl, Sometymes Why, The Jolly Bankers, Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard, Aoife O’Donovan, The Bright Siders
Website KristinAndreassen.com

Kristin Andreassen is an American musician and dancer. In December 2003 she joined the old-time music group Uncle Earl. She is a member of Sometymes Why and The Jolly Bankers. She has released a solo album and EP, and her second full-length solo album, Gondolier, is due to be released in early 2015.

Biography[edit]

Kristin Andreassen grew up in Portland, Oregon. She sings, plays harmonica, piano, guitar, banjo-uke and fiddle and writes songs. From 1999 onwards she has been working as a principal dancer with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, teaching & performing various related forms of percussive dance: clogging, tap, Irish & Canadian step dance.

In December 2003 she joined the old-time music group Uncle Earl. She is a member of Sometymes Why and The Jolly Bankers.

Crayola Doesn't Make A Color For Your Eyes, a song she wrote with Megan Downes, won the 2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the "Children's" category.[1] The song was included on her 2007 solo album; she also appeared in a video for the song.[2]

Her first solo album, Kiss Me Hello, was released in 2007. On November 22, 2008, she appeared on A Prairie Home Companion as a solo artist.[3] Her solo album Simmon came out in 2013, and in 2014 she has announced the upcoming solo album Gondolier.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • 2006: Kiss Me Hello
  • 2013: Simmon - EP
  • 2015: Gondolier

Collaborative albums[edit]

With The Jolly Bankers
  • 2003: Death & Taxes
  • 2005: Tax Return
With Uncle Earl
  • 2004: Going to the Western Slope EP
  • 2004: Raise a Ruckus EP
  • 2005: She Waits for Night
  • 2007: Waterloo, TN
With Sometymes Why
  • 2005: Sometimes Why
  • 2009: Your Heart is a Glorious Machine

Guest appearances[edit]

Selected albums featuring Kristin Andreassen:[4]

  • 2003: Leave No Millionaire Behind by Pierce Woodward (vocals, background vocals)
  • 2005: 'Til I Know by James Leva (foot percussion, vocal harmony)
  • 2012: Take This Song With You by Maya and the Ruins (vocal harmony)
  • 2013: Departure & Farewell by Hem (choir/chorus)

Covers[edit]

Incomplete list of songs written/co-written by Andreassen as covered by other artists:

  • 2006: "Even the Lost Creek" (co-written with Dango Rose) - covered by Laura Cortese in Even the Lost Creek
  • 2006: "Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes" - covered by Tyne Daly for Daly's cabaret
  • 2006: "Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes" - covered by choirs/marching bands for Daly's cabaret
  • 2006: "Like the Snow" - covered by Lissa Schneckenburger in A Different Game
  • 2006: "Pine" (co-written with Laura Cortese) - covered by The Poison Oaks in Pine
  • 2006: "The Shiny Penny" - covered by Flynn Cohen in Mellow Yell
  • 2009: "The Red Shoes Blues" - covered by The Sweetback Sisters in Chicken Ain't Chicken
  • 2009: "Virginia is For Lovers" (co-written with Mary Lucey) - covered by The Sweetback Sisters in Chicken Ain't Chicken
  • 2010: "Send me a Letter" - covered by Joy Kills Sorrow in Darkness Sure Becomes This City

In film & TV[edit]

The following is a list of songs by Andreassen or her related ensembles, as included on film and TV:

  • “The Sound Asleep” from Sometymes Why’s Your Heart Is a Glorious Machine was on ABC’s Private Practice Episode 310 (2009)
  • “Sisters of the Road” from Uncle Earl’s Waterloo, Tennessee was featured in the film Cedar Rapids (2011)
  • “Daybreak” from Simmon EP was featured in the film Angel’s Perch (2014)

Further reading, multimedia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Lennon Songwriting Contest". July 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  2. ^ "Kristin Andreassen - "Crayola Doesn't Make a Color for Your Eyes" on Vimeo". July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  3. ^ "A Prairie Home Companion for November 22, 2008". November 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Kristin Andreassen". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-10-15. 

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