Kristin Andreassen

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Kristin Andreassen
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Kristin Andreassen performing live in NYC (Adam Jason Photography)
Background information
Origin Portland, Oregon
Genres Americana
Old-time music
Instruments Guitar, Fiddle, Clogging, Vocals
Website Kristin Andreassen's website

Kristin Andreassen is an American musician and dancer. She grew up in Portland, Oregon as Kristin Andrews. In 2002 she started using her great-grandfather's name Andreassen. Kristin 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] directed by Ballard C. Boyd.

On November 22, 2008, she appeared on A Prairie Home Companion as a solo artist.[3]


  • Death & Taxes (w/ The Jolly Bankers) (2003)
  • Sometimes Why (w/ Sometymes Why) (2005)
  • She Waits for Night (w/ Uncle Earl) (2005)
  • Tax Return (w/ The Jolly Bankers) (2006)
  • Waterloo, TN (w/ Uncle Earl) (2007)
  • Kiss Me Hello (2007)
  • Your Heart is a Glorious Machine (w/ Sometymes Why) (2009)
  • 'Simmon' (2013)

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  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.