Climbing the charts! by Charles Newman



Very excited to have cracked these radio charts with "Coast and Refuge" just above some my faves like  Mazzy Star  and  Jack White ! Special thanks for the strong support from the folks at  KMSC Dragon Radio ,  KMUD - Redwood Community Radio, Inc. ,  Rogers State University Radio KRSC-FM 91.3 ,  KWUR ,  WLAS - 102.9 FM, Lasell College Radio ,  WDWN ,  WMXM 88.9 FM ,  WPNR 90.7 ,  Pulse FM 90.7 Messiah College Radio  and  WVUA-FM 90.7 .

Very excited to have cracked these radio charts with "Coast and Refuge" just above some my faves like Mazzy Star and Jack White! Special thanks for the strong support from the folks at KMSC Dragon RadioKMUD - Redwood Community Radio, Inc.Rogers State University Radio KRSC-FM 91.3KWURWLAS - 102.9 FM, Lasell College RadioWDWNWMXM 88.9 FMWPNR 90.7Pulse FM 90.7 Messiah College Radio and WVUA-FM 90.7.

New Album "Coast & Refuge" Out Now! by Charles Newman

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I'm excited to announce that my new album, "Coast & Refuge" is now out. To everyone who made this album possible, supported me along the way, came out to a show, purchased an album, told a friend about the music, etc – I could not have gotten here without you. THANK YOU!

For those who would like to pick up a copy of the album on Vinyl / CD or a new t-shirt or old tour poster, please visit the new webstore here. The album is available on Spotify, iTunesAmazon, etc.

Pop Dust Premiere's "Everyday and Night Now" Video by Charles Newman


A hefty European tour has led to the production of this music video between a newcomer indie artist and a mainstay alternative pop rocker. Here are Kris' thoughts on how it came together:

Peter and I wrote this song in an old renovated theater in Stockholm. So when it came time to imagine a video, we reached out to a mutual Stockholm-based friend, and very talented videographer, Martin Hedman (Carlwin film & television). Martin was amazing! He was really inspired by the song and immediately built a concept. We asked my Central Vermont-based friend, Chris Green (ORCA Media) to shoot my footage in the mountains of Vermont, while Martin shot Peter and company in Stockholm. It's amazing how well the footage all blends to feel like one part of the world. Though the song is supposed to have a spring vibe, we were still having thirty degree days in Vermont, and I was dressed like it was sixty and sunny. I've truly never been that cold in my whole life.

Summer Tour Dates Announced by Charles Newman

Really excited to announce this summer tour out west in support of the release of Coast & Refuge!! I'll be visiting some of my favorite haunts for this run, but playing a bunch of new ones as well, making some new friends and new memories. Get to a show near you and be a part of the launch of this beautiful new music!!


New Single 'Everyday and Night Now" out Today by Charles Newman

“Every Day and Night Now” from the forthcoming album Coast and Refuge (out June 22) is a duet with Peter Morén (Peter Bjorn and John).

After a seven-country European tour supporting Jesse Malin, he sat down with Moren in Stockholm and two wrote the song together in a former movie theater-turned-music venue. It’s a radio-friendly earworm that kicks off with finger- picked guitar and then rises to answer a mystical call, with a string quartet in tow. The song was produced by Charles Newman (AM, The Magnetic Fields, The Bones of J.R Jones). The duet had special meaning for Gruen for another reason: he played PB&J’s song “Young Folks” for his eldest daughter every night when she was an infant.