Alberta’s Karac Hendriks


March 8, 2018 at 8:37 am - Home, Canadian Coast 2 Coast
By Cal Gratton

Canadian Coast To Coast is presented by Melody Motors in Melfort.

My special guest is Karac Hendriks.

Hailing from eastern Alberta and based in Edmonton, Karac is kicking off the year with the release of his latest single “This Road Is Mine” which comes ahead of his highly-anticipated sophomore album. The multitalented singer-songwriter-guitarist also performed at the 2018 Alberta Country Music Awards (ACMA) where he has been nominated for Male Artist as well as Song of the Year for hit-single, “Thinking About You”. Karac has previously been recognized by the ACMAs for his self-titled debut album which was nominated for Album of the Year in 2016.

Karac first began performing at the young age of four, but became truly enamoured with music when he got his hands on his great grandfather’s turn-of-the-century mandolin. Little did he know that this would become the catalyst that would ignite his lifelong passion for music. Often compared to country music icons like Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban in both talent and on-stage charisma, Karac combines his skills on acoustic, electric and lap steel guitar with dynamic, soulful vocals to bring his original songs to life, both on-stage and in-studio.

For many years, Karac worked as a highly sought-after and respected supporting guitarist and harmony vocalist for some of Canada’s biggest country acts. He’s toured with the likes of Gord Bamford and was the lone accompanist for Gord’s “Bamford on the Beach” concert with Aaron Pritchett. He’s also toured with Adam Gregory and Sean Hogan for his “Canadian Country Christmas” tour. But with a dream to one day take centre stage himself, Karac took a final bow and decided to pursue a solo career in 2016.

Today Karac and I will chat about his tune “This Road Is Mine”, the new album, the ACMA awards, and some upcoming shows.

1pm CT on 105 CJVR.



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