'The Independent Music Show Magazine' September 2018 - Page 16

Featured Artist 14th September 2018

Rich Krueger, a singer-songwriter based now in Chicago, IL (formerly in Albuquerque, before that LA, and before that Chicago, Illinois), was born in Brooklyn, NYC in 1960, during that difficult period of transition after the Spanish-American War. He does not bowl. There are literally tens of rabid Rich Krueger fans scattered all over the globe, and include many of the best and brightest writer/performers working today--Peter Stampfel, Rob Fulks, Jack Hardy, David Massengill, Trout Fishing in America, Andrew Calhoun, Hugh Blumenfeld, and Emily Kaitz, to name but a few.

*I was a WINNER of the 2018 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition in Kerrville TX.  Out of of 32 finalists chosen from over 600 songwriters submitting an entry from around the world, I was chosen as one of the six winners. The Kerrville New Folk Winners 9 date Tour begins at Poor David's Pub in Dallas on November 2, 2018.

*THE Dean of American Rock Critics, Robert Christgau, has given Life Aint That Long an "A" rating. Read Robert Christgau on "Rich Krueger's Wince-Inducing Brilliance".

*Life Aint That Long, Rich Krueger's acclaimed debut full-length is available physically at gigs, on Amazon, on CDBaby, and at Val's Halla Records in Oak Park IL and at Reckless Records in Chicago IL. It is digitally available at Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, CDBaby, and many other fine sources of digital downloads.

REVUES;

“[Krueger’s] a major songwriter, complete with wavery high baritone that hurts so much it'll make ordinary mortals wince.” - Robert Christgau, The Dean of American Rock Critics 2/9/18 Noisey (Vice)

“Krueger reaches way down and creates his own musical paths, song after song. Paths which suck you into an altered universe in which you get lost in other peoples problems and successes for a change. So damn good. ...maybe perfect music for the moment.  Rich Krueger, where have you been hiding?”—Frank J Gutch No Depression The Journal of Roots Music