Spring Tour with Michael Flynn (of Slow Runner) by Charles Newman

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Really looking forward to my first-ever tour of the Southeast and especially with such a talented South Easterner as Michael Flynn (of Slow Runner). Dates and ticket links below. Friends, don’t miss this one!

MARCH 30 | NYC, NY @ City Vineyard at Pier 26$
Tickets --> http://bit.ly/2tPSPjr
MARCH 31 | Baltimore, MD @ House Party
APRIL 1 | College Park, MD @ Milkboy Arthouse
Tickets --> http://bit.ly/2TGUTIM
APRIL 2 | Norfolk, VA @ Charlie's American Cafe
APRIL 3 | Greenville, SC @ Coffee Underground
Tickets --> http://bit.ly/2EFGxPp
APRIL 6 | Charleston, SC @ Redux Contemporary Art Center
Tickets --> http://bit.ly/2XN6Lbo
APRIL 7 | Columbia, SC @ Curiosity Coffee Bar%
Tickets --> https://squ.re/2J03K4s
APRIL 8 | Atlanta, GA @ Smith's
Tickets --> http://bit.ly/2NKFPVo
APRIL 10 | Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse
Tickets--> http://bit.ly/2ESCiSc
APRIL 11 | Mobile, AL @ SouthSounds Music Festival
Info --> https://southsoundsfest.com/
APRIL 12 | Mobile, AL @ SouthSounds Music Festival
APRIL 13 | Athens, GA @ The Rooftop at Georgia Theatre
Free Show--> http://bit.ly/2XKsVep

$ with Benjamin Cartel
% with The Lovely Few

Midwest Tour + NYC + 2019 by Charles Newman

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Looking forward to hitting the road one last time this year. This run features mostly midwest cities plus a NYC to cap it all off. Several of these shows will be with my friend Benjamin Cartel. I hope to see many new as well as familiar faces this coming week!

Dec 17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe w/ Benjamin Cartel 
Dec 18 Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
Dec 19 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ Benjamin Cartel
Dec 21 Chicago, IL @ Sofar Sounds [Advance Tickets Must Be Purchased Here]
Dec 22 Columbus, OH @ The Spacebar
Dec 23 New York City, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall w/ Kaiser Cartel

Also, I'll be kicking off 2019 with a show in Vermont with my pal Leland Sundries

Jan 2 Winooski, VT @ Monkey House w/ Leland Sundries

Don't forget, the complete list of upcoming tour dates are always on my website here

Single "Half Way Down" featuring The Bones of J.R. Jones by Charles Newman

Here is another single from the Coast & Refuge project folder!


The bedeviled, banjo driven crooners duet Half Way Down [available on SpotifyiTunes, Amazon, etc.] features The Bones of J.R. Jones and was written by the two songwriters in Gruen's father's rock 'n' roll photo studio in Greenwich Village, NYC. 

"Jonathan (The Bones of J.R. Jones) has all of my respect. His sound is genuinely haunted by the original spirits of the talkin' blues. Being a fan of his makes this collaboration a special one for me. I'd hoped we could sit down for a while. When we did, the song's story line and feel came naturally right away. It's a ditty about the timeless irony of being cursed, yet eternally hopeful."

Be on the look out for two more more singles to be released before the year's end to conclude the Coast & Refuge project.

-Kris Gruen

New single "Song For Yesterday" by Charles Newman

I am delighted to share some new singles with you all this fall. These singles are tied to the collaborative Coast & Refuge project, all featuring co-written songs that were composed with friends across the globe over the past several years.


The anthemic Song For Yesterday [available on SpotifyiTunesAmazon, etc.] traveled across the US and back. It was co-written in Los Angeles with Geoff Brandin and producer Ramin Sakurai (the Supreme Beings of Leisure), furthered in Brooklyn by long-time collaborator Charles Newman (The Magnetic Fields), finished in Vermont with multi-instrumentalist Colin McCaffrey, then mixed back in LA by Tom Rogers at Atomix Studios. 

"Ramin and Geoff handed me a beautiful soundscape to sink into. It made me think of reconvening that Coast & Refuge has inspired, reconnecting and returning me to some of my oldest and dearest lost friendships." 

Stay tuned for more singles to be released before the year's end to conclude the Coast & Refuge project.

Bernie Sanders + Shows in NYC & Boston by Charles Newman

With immense honor and joy I'll be performing at two Get Out The Vote Rallies this Sunday, November 4th with Bernie Sanders. 

Nov 4 (9:00am) Montpelier, VT @ Montpelier Senior Activity Center [58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602] 
Nov 4 (6:30pm) Burlington, VT @ Davis Center [590 Main St, Burlington, VT 05405] 

Both events are free, however, an RSVP is required via the links above.

Here's a short video I put together in support of the Get Out The Vote mission. Remember, your vote is your voice for the world you want!

In addition to these rallies, I have a few more shows left to close out 2018 (see below). I'll also be announcing a string Midwest tour dates with my friend Benjamin Cartel here shortly so stay tuned.

Nov 5 New York, NY @ City Vineyard w/ The Davenports
Nov 6 Boston, MA @ Atwood's Tavern w/ Lay Low Moon, Danny Hoshino

Wherever I go, it's always a joy to connect with fans and friends – that human connection is what drives me to pick up a guitar and head out the door. Looking forward to seeing you all very soon.

-Kris Gruen