Previously Performed in: 2016, 2006
(Alberta) Roots, Singer-Songwriter
Calgary’s first official poet laureate, Kris Demeanor, emerged as a striking talent with his solo album in the late 90s. From the start, his gift for nailing down truths was obvious. So, too, was his penchant for singing the unspeakable: Gary Glitter’s girl, Saskatoon police “starlight tours” and the horror of designated bike lanes. Demeanor fearlessly experiments with sounds, genres, people and mediums. He’s co-written with Ian Tyson, played Cal Cavendish on stage, and was recently nominated for a Canadian Screen Award as Best Supporting Actor for TheValley Below. So you can understand why there is not enough barbed wire, concrete, and irony to fence this astounding songwriter in.