The Kris Lager Band’s purpose is not to convince you that greatness lives on a stage, in your TV, smart phone, or in your stereo.
The intent and purpose of our music is to awaken the greatness that lives within us all. I do believe we are all the same, and that we are all equals, and not anyone of us are better or lesser than anyone else. My goal as a performer and an artist is to find peace and tolerance through song and dance and spread it to the audience and the listener.
I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around playing music for almost twenty years now and I’ve had some form of The Kris Lager Band going since I was 17. Over the course of two decades I’ve had the opportunity to learn and become aware of things I didn’t even know existed when I started performing. Through many lessons and personal revelations I’ve been able to rediscover my motivations many times and also reshape my outlook and find purpose as an entertainer.
I started out just wanting to simply make my guitar cry and scream like my guitar heroes that I grew up listening to and loving. It made me feel good and I figured that if I delivered this music with passion and intensity that it would resonate. I believe it did, but there was more that I wasn’t aware of and there was something I was missing. Then after many bouts of disenchantment with the music business which led to a lot of soul searching I feel I discovered my calling, my magic trick. I discovered the beauty of serving the audience and intentionally setting out to lift up their spirits; while also delivering the music I loved. This mindset allowed me to focus less on myself and more on the audience, my band, and the big picture of what music is all about in the first place.