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Kristin Andreassen

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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. The song was included on her 2007 solo album; she also appeared in a video for the song directed by Ballard C. Boyd.

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

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