Five Minutes With: Calgary Folk Singer-Songwriter Kris Demeanor

Kris Demeanor is a Mohkinstis (Calgary) based singer-songwriter, theatre and film actor, and was the first poet laureate of Calgary. He likes racquet sports, cooking, and biodiversity.

Kris Demeanor
Photo by: Caroline Connolly


Kris Demeanor





# of Albums:


Latest Album:

‘Songs for my Father to Fall Asleep to’

Latest Single:

‘Always Have Wine When You Fly’

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Ha, Cat Stevens! Until he endorsed the fatwa on Salman Rushdie.

Favourite musician now:

Rae Spoon

Guilty pleasure song:

‘Two for the Show’ by Trooper

Live show ritual:

Making sure the guitar pick my friend Andrew gave me when we were 16 is in my back pocket.

Favourite local musician:

Chantal Vitalis

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Early bird

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

I recently released ‘Songs for my Father to Fall Asleep to’ on all streaming sites and Bandcamp. I’ll also be performing in One Yellow Rabbit’s musical ‘Dream Machine’ in May 2024.

Where can we follow you?



Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

‘Flipp’n Burgers’ in Kensington! Perfect relaxed lunch hang with my 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter. 50s-themed diner playing all 80s music.

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

International Avenue (17 Ave S.E.) Public art, cultural diversity, amazing restaurants, and a clothing store with tailored suits in primary colours I just need to lose 20 pounds to fit into.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Weaselhead, Glenmore Park, for nostalgia. It’s where my teen self and friends could get lost and explore, catch frogs, and drink lemon gin.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

The Ironwood

What is your favourite music store in your city?



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