Kris Gruen

Kris Gruen

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeAmericana

Organic, inspired and real... heartfelt vocals, songs and stories surrounded by adventerous arrangements and instrumentation.

Biography

Gruen’s music and style is often compared to the likes of Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, andThe Decemberists. Kris is no stranger to the world of music. His father, the famed rock photographer Bob Gruen, has long been synonymous with immortalizing countless musical icons on film, but Kris has chosen to pursue a path more similar to the lives of those of his father’s subjects.

Recording in both New York City and Los Angeles enabled Gruen to collaborate and record with great musicians and friends, including drummer Butch Norton (The Eels, Lucinda Williams, Rufus Wainright), bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing, Dixie Chicks), Nashville’s Jason Goforth (Over The Rhine) on lapsteel, and drummer Nick Brown (The Dig, St. Lucia) and Shiben Bhattacharya (Matt Nathanson).

Since the release of Lullaby School, Gruen has toured the US, sharing the stage with Sean Lennon, The Avett Brothers, Bishop Allen, Jesse Malin, Nicole Atkins, Anais Mitchell, The Bowmans and more. Kris is currently working on his next release due out in the spring of 2013.

Gruen has toured the US, sharing the stage with
Sean Lennon, The Avett Brothers, Bishop Allen,
Jesse Malin, Nicole Atkins, Anais Mitchell,
The Bowmans, SoKo, AM and more.

Discography

2007 Lullaby School Mother West)
2010 Part of It All (Mother West)
2013 - Untitled tba