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Kris Demeanor, guitar poet

06 Mar Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Kris Demeanor, guitar poet

Kris Demeanor is a songwriter, poet, theatre and film artist. He’s released seven recordings of original songs, most recently ‘Entirely New Beasts’ in spring 2016, featuring co-writes and beats programming by Rae Spoon. Kris was the inaugural Poet Laureate of Calgary (2012-14) and co-edited as his legacy project the book ‘The Calgary Project’, a compilation of poetry by Calgary writers. In 2015 he was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award as best supporting actor for his role in the film The Valley Below. Recent work includes Making Treaty 7, a multi-disciplinary show featuring First Nations and non-aboriginal artists illuminating Alberta’s history; writing songs for CBC’s The Irrelevant Show; collaborating with Ian Tyson on two songs for his latest record; and ShelterFrom the Storm- a songwriting project with clients of Calgary’s Drop in Centre. Kris was awarded the Lieutenant Governor General’s Established Artist Award at the Mayor’s Lunch in 2017, and has released his first print publication, the instructional booklet ‘How to be an Asshole of Calgary’.