Kristin Andreassen & Bright Sides
Appearing at the Family Stage, Kristin Andreassen combines award-winning songwriting and percussive dance into hauntingly inventive performances. Since coming of age with two of America’s most beloved traditional music ensembles (Uncle Earl and the clogging company Footworks) as well as the “folk noir” songwriting trio Sometymes Why (with Aoife O’Donovan and Ruth Ungar), Kristin has turned her deep knowledge of timeless roots music into a knack for creating original songs with a similar kind of staying power. Her song “Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes” hit #1 on the kids’ music radio charts and has been covered by dozens of artists. Kristin has been a featured performer on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion; her dancing feet have been heard in the film Cedar Rapids; and NPR’s Mountain Stage chose her 2015 performance as one of year’s ten best.