Kris Deelane at Lobby Bar & Bistro

Kris Deelane

at Lobby Bar & Bistro

Friday, May 31st 2024


Kris Deelane is making a loud noise in the Portland Rock scene. She sings, she plays guitar, she writes songs. Lots of songs. From a deep place, a raw place. A truly fearless composer, she is willing to stare down her demons and reach within to get to the purest of emotions.

Ever the collaborator and musical conspirator, Kris has performed with or shared stages with national artists such as Brian Wilson, Joan Jett, John Doe (X , The Knitters), Jill Sobule and Peter Yarrow. Regional credits include Morgan Geer (Drunken Prayer), Sally Ford (Sally Ford and The Sound Outside) and Michael Dean Damron (I Can Lick Any SOB In The House).

Creatively, Kris pulls from a diverse group of influences. Coming of age musically in the LA Punk Rock scene, she cites David Bowie, The Pretenders, Julian Cope, Nick Cave, Nina Hagen and Patti Smith in addition to The Dead Kennedys, The Plasmatics (Wendy O. Williams was a favorite) and seminal LA band X as key contributors to her music, art and style.