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L&R Artist Profile: Kris Demeanor and his Crack Band

I Have Seen the Future This Bravofact ( commissioned short was winner of best animated short Los Angeles Film Festival 2008, screened at Sundance 2008, Toronto International Festival, short listed for 2009 Academy Award, winner of best video at 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards. Song by Kris Demeanor, animated by Cam Christiansen (

Kris Demeanor was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada right about the time of the first moon landing, the son of a Swedish beauty queen and a German General Proficiency award winner. He's a songwriter and performer who writes and sings about the funny, dark, absurd, maddening, and the joyful for people who like to think, dance, laugh, cry and party.

Kris has put out six CDs of original music, a couple of award winning videos, created and performed for the theatre, and toured clubs and folk festivals around Canada, Australia and Europe, both solo and with his Crack Band.

His music draws on classic folk story telling, spoken word/rap, and shamelessly hooky pop, which both complicates things for all involved and makes them more interesting.

Kris loves his fellow Canadian songwriters, and has toured and recorded with the likes of Geoff Berner, Carolyn Mark, Nathan, Ford Pier, Dave Lang, Veda Hille, Wendy McNeill and Kim Barlow.

Find Kris Demeanor and his Crack band performing at Love & Records 2016 - be sure to catch special performances with both Kris and Geoff Berner.  Grab all of Kris' CDs - they are perfect additions to your collection.