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Lyrics and eBooklets Now Available 

Lyrics & liner notes are now available for download. Head over to the Music page and you'll find a fancy eBooklet under the section titled 'Gondolier eBooklets & Lyrics.' That one's got all the musician and recording credits for the album in it. No purchase required.

If you just want the words without all the extra recording details, find the lyrics to all songs from Gondolier here: Gondolier - Lyrics. Lyrics to the songs on Kristin's first album Kiss Me Hello can be found here: Kiss Me Hello - Lyrics.

Happy singing, and if you happen to record yourself singing one of Kristin's songs, send us a link! We love it when that happens.

– Team K

The Folkadelphia Sessions 

Back in December, Kristin recorded three songs for the Folkadelphia Sessions. You can listen to all three tracks ("Lookout", "The Boat Song (Gondolier)" & "Some Do") right here. Featuring:

Kristin Andreassen - vocals, guitar 
Alec Spiegelman - clarinets, vocals 
Chris Eldridge - guitar, vocals

Recorded at the WXPN Performance Studio in Philadelphia on December 13th, 2014.

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Americana Fest 

I'm excited to announce that the Americana Music Association invited me to showcase on September 18th in Nashville. Lots of great music on that bill. Check it out.

Live on Sirius XM's The Village 

Hear Alec Spiegelman and me chatting with Sirius XM's Mary Sue Twohy about bass clarinets, ephemeral insects and Leonard Cohen sightings. We play some music, too, of course. (Originally broadcast April 19th).

Westward Ho! April Tour Dates 

I'm heading to the West Coast! We start with an album release show in my home town of Portland, Oregon. I'll be playing many of these shows duo with guitarist Jon Neufeld (Black Prairie, Jackstraw). Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers) will fly out to join me for the last four house concerts in British Columbia. Click the event links below for all the details.

4/1: Portland, OR (The Alberta Street Pub)
Co-Bill with The Ruth Moody Band

4/3: Bellingham, WA (The Green Frog)
Opening for The Ruth Moody Band

4/4: Seattle, WA (Town Hall)
Opening for The Onlies

4/7: Port Townsend, WA (Capture and Release Studios)
Matt Sircely opening. Details TBA.

4/8-14: British Columbia (Email Kristin for details)
House Concerts w/ Jon Neufeld

4/16-19: British Columbia (Email Kristin for details)
House Concerts w/ Chris Eldridge

Lookout Scavenger Hunt 


Hurricane Sandy hit New York hard. My apartment was left high and dry, so as soon as the storm cleared, I went to offer help at a friend’s house in the shoreline neighborhood of Red Hook. Their ground floor apartment had had an upright piano floating on nine feet of dirty water in the living room. A few nights later, I took a memorable bike ride over the Brooklyn Bridge, plunging into darkness as the power lines went out exactly half-way across, and pedaling through old Manhattan in a stunningly 19th-century setting, with candles in the windows as the only street lights. “Lookout” is about friendship and community in the face of tough times.

The music video is a blast of creativity from Brooklyn director Lauren Balthrop. Since the song features time as the primary foe in the war of life, we played with time by first taking an old timey tintype of me dressed in 19th-century costume and props. We then got the tintype turned into a puzzle, and scattered the puzzle pieces and the props around Red Hook, like tiny messages from a version of myself in the past. All the locations in this video were completely submerged in the flood of 2012.

Extra Credit Viewing:



Check out this awesome glimpse of the tintype used in the Lookout video developing. A TINTYPE, by the way, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of iron coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. It's a 19th-century photography technique that we used to create the image that later became a puzzle for the video. 

This one was taken by Jolene Lupo at the Penumbra Foundation in New York, NY. You can see Jolene at the end of the video standing beside her camera with the Manhattan cabs streaming by behind her.


 

 

Album Release Shows: Boston & NYC 

 

So excited to be hitting the road with some of the folks that played on 'Gondolier' in the Northeast this week. Come catch me at one of these and get the full 'Gondolier' experience. 

"Lookout" - Video in the Village Voice 


The Village Voice just premiered this snazzy new music video (along with a nice preview of my March 10th CD release at Joe's Pub). For now, this is the only place you'll see it.

We shot this one in December down by the seashore in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Directed by Lauren Balthrop, the video features some old timey tintype photography by Jolene Lupo of the Penumbra Foundation and some chickens raised by Amy Helfand.

​Read and watch right here (and then follow the links to see another behind-the-scenes video of the photograph developing - right before your very eyes).

If you like it, share it! Thanks so much, K

Free Noisetrade EP Available Now 



The Lookout EP features 4 original songs plus one cover commissioned during the Pledge Music campaign (thanks to Nion McEvoy!). Two of the featured tracks are from February 17's release of Gondolier (“A beautiful collection of songs” says Utne Reader) and included is the award winning and much-loved gem "Crayola Doesn't Make A Color For Your Eyes."

Download here. 

Pre-orders for the full length Gondolier are shipping now - visitwww.pledgemusic.com/kristinandreassen to get nifty bonus items & more.

Gondolier is available at iTunes: http://bit.ly/1tytdnJ