EACH month WE SHINE THE LIGHT ON AN ARTIST, SONG, RADIO STATIOn/DJ, VENUE OR A CAUSE.
I first met Kris a decade ago when I moved to portland. she hosted a womens gathering that…uh…well… was like none other i have experienced since :) her passion for life, humanity, music and performance is powerful. When she’s on stage, she’s all in. she dropped out of college to tour with her duo adam & kris which later became sweetjuice, and never went back. that choice led her to become one of portlands most beloved hometown musical heroes.
Kris has shared the stage with joan jett, brian wilson, and 3 dog night - or maybe they have shared the stage with kris. her 10-piece soul band The Hurt, dips into deep cuts and old-school soul sounds from the 60’s & 70’s with backing singers The Lady Parts, and a formidable horn section. Kris DeeLane and the hurt perform all over the northwest, and constantly in portland where you can almost always find a show at alberta rose theater, doug fir, or laurelthirst pub.
Kris is also a key figure in the sensational portland live tribute to the band’s “The last waltz” - a 3-day, sold-out event that happens every thanksgiving weekend to raise money for the jeremy wilson foundation. Go To alberta rose theater For more information on “the next waltz”.