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 she is also a songwriter. From 1999 onwards she has been working as a principal dancer with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, teaching and performing various related forms of percussive dance: clogging, tap, Irish and 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.
With the song Crayola, that she wrote together with Megan Downes, Kristin has won the 2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the "Children's" category. The song was included on her 2007 solo record and she recorded 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
So here is that song in two different versions for juxtaposition comparison.
Crayola Doesn't Make A Color For Your Eyes
Official music video for "Crayola Doesn't Make A Color For Your Eyes" by Kristin Andreassen, from her album "Kiss Me Hello". Written by Kristin Andreassen and Megan Downes / Yellowcar Music / ASCAP. (c) 2009 Kristin Andreassen
Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Award for Best Children's Song (2007), and featured on A Prairie Home Companion.
Directed by Ballard C. Boyd
Director of Photography Will Beckley
Animation by Weston Malgren
And here is the same song again but this time with grown up patty cake.
Crayola Doesn't Make A Color - Uncle Earl featuring Kristin Andreassen. 5 woman musicians. 4 girls pattycake in rhythm the whole song.