aka Krazy Ani
If you’re lookin’ for Krazy, you’ve found the right person. Whether it’s robbing a train, fiddlin’ up a storm, or doodlin’ cows fetchin’ sticks, there’s all kinds of fun going on in Krazy Ani’s world. Kristen Lloyd (a.k.a. Krazy Ani) grew up on a dairy farm in south eastern Idaho where she discovered her passion for drawing anything and everything that had a humorous side. She also found a love for music and Wild West Entertainment watching countless hours of Roy Rogers films and other westerns from the silver screen. These classics inspired her to pick up singing, Guitar, Fiddle, Trick roping, gun spinning, and whip cracking as an art form too, which she uses to entertain and educate audiences about the western life year round in Heber Valley, Utah. Kristen’s skills with a gun and humor eventually landed her a job at the Heber Valley Railroad as ’Krazy Ani’, the local Train Robber. Every day becomes an adventure when she holds up the train, gets captured by the conductor, and sings and entertains for her freedom. It was during one of these robberies that she mether husband Devin (holding him at gunpoint), who also works at the railroad as a Conductor and Engineer.
Krazy Ani (aka Kristen Lloyd) is a gifted entertainer who got her inspiration at the age of ten from a trick roper who came a school assembly, which changed her life and later inspired her to learn trick roping, gun spinning, whip cracking etc, to help her overcome some challenges. She entertains audiences young and old, as she educates and inspires, using stories and morals of the old west combining her strongest abilities as a professional musician, guitar player and singer/songwriter. As a self taught musician, she has been playing the guitar, singing and songwriting professionally for 14 years, and in 2017 she won the Wasatch Mountain Music Festival Songwriting competition. Kristen is also a self-taught artist. She loves to draw the funny side of the western lifestyle and is a proud member of Cowboy Cartoonist International which provides western cartoon work for Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards. She loves to teach and her bright sense of humor shines through all of her work. She is currently a commercial music student at BYU. She and her husband Devin and young daughter live in Midway, UT.