Karac Hendriks BIO
Born in Heinsburg and raised in Dewberry, Karac Hendriks began performing on stages throughout eastern Alberta at age four and hasn’t stopped since. He fondly remembers listening to CFCW radio with his Great-Grandparents while Model-T cars and old instruments were being refurbished. One of those instruments, a turn-of-the-century mandolin from his Great-Grandpa’s youth, found it’s way into Karac’s hands at age six, and the rest is history. The Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) nominated Karac Hendriks’ self-titled debut album for the 2016 Album of the Year. The album was co-produced with Scott Greene and recorded at Powersound Studios in Edmonton. It features outstanding performances from prominent musicians including Travis Switzer (bassist for Dallas Smith, Deric Ruttan), Curtis Ebner (bassist for Dan Davidson, Hey Romeo), and Brad Tebble (drummer for Jeff Stuart and the Hearts). The video for Karac’s first Canadian country radio single from the album, "(Blame It on My) Youth," was viewed over 1200 times on YouTube and over 10000 times on Facebook. His second Canadian country radio single from the album, "Can't Help Loving You," was the Number 10 all-genre Most Active Indie in Canada on the Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) in its first week of release. Karac’s song “Feel the Magic” was the official song inspired by the 2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. He performed the song live at the Opening Ceremonies and the recorded version found on the album was featured prominently throughout the Games. As a guitarist and harmony vocalist, Karac toured with Gord Bamford and was the lone accompanist for Gord’s “Bamford on the Beach” concert with Aaron Pritchett in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He also toured with many other artists, including Adam Gregory as well as with Sean Hogan’s “Canadian Country Christmas” tour.
HOMETOWN: Sherwood Park
Project WILD Bootcamp pairing: Lucette