Kris Heads South to Play Some Songs with His New Guitar!
Kris will be joining Michelle Malone in Atlanta at Eddie's Attic, and doing some recording at Glow Studios in Athens with her. Then playing an April Fool's show with Mr. Blank's Carnivale of Black Hearts in Athens before spending four days in Nashville making music and playing a show with Cristina Taddonio. Hope to see ya there!
Kris Gruen to Play at
Sundance Film Festival on 1/24/13
Sundance Film Festival Koffeehouse
Flanagan’s Guinness Lounge Showcase
Thursday January 24th
438 Main Street Park City
Set time is 6-7pm
Open to the Public
A Recent Taping on
Breakthrough Radio in NYC
Watch Kris play songs from the unreleased untitled new album on Breakthrough Radio!
West Coast Tour, Brazil Shows,
CMJ, SXSW, Music Video, etc.
It’s been a busy year for Vermont based, Kris Gruen. Since the release of his sophomore record Part Of It All last spring, he’s toured up and down the West Coast several times, spent a week performing in Brazil, made his premier music video for the song “Red Doors”, played CMJ and SXSW, is working on a limited edition vinyl release, and is about to embark on a string of dates around the US throughout the summer.
Some Quotes on Kris Gruen
“He has an unnerving talent to take sophisticated material and make serious, grown-up pop songs, that neither sacrifice intelligence or hooks.” - Rob F., Leicester Bangs, UK
“Kris Gruen’s Mother West label notch up another creative winner with this eleven-track curiousity. Gruen is of a similar proposition to The Pernice Brothers or Iron and Wine, armed with plenty of strong choruses and deft use of hook-line, but it’s the depth on this album that demands a wider audience-- a very organic and authentic album of warm-veined and druggy Americana that M Ward might even cop a nod to. Hopefully, Mr. Sony or at least Mr. Rough Trade or Ms. 4AD will see sense and license this fine collection in the UK as soon as possible. Heartily recommended - take note UK record-labels.”
- Paul Pledger, Allgigs, UK
Listen to Kris's Interview on Part of It All on ASCAP.com
Kris Gruen was named ASCAP Feature Artist for June/July! Listen to the insightful interview exploring the themes and making of Part Of It All on ASCAP’s Audio Portraits series here.
5/30/13 Viracocha, San Francisco, CA
5/31/13 Awaken Cafe, Oakland, CA
6/28/13 WGDR On-Air, Plainfield, VT
6/29/13 Positive Pie, Montpelier, VT
7/1/13 Shindig.com (Online Event), 2pm
7/1/13 Bowery Electric, NYC
7/6/13 WDVX The Blue Plate Special,
7/7/13 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
7/14/13 Rod and Gun Club, Brooklyn, NY
(with Michelle Malone)