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Rich Krueger


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    Kenny's (It's Always Christmas in This Bar)
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    A Stoopid Broken Heart
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    Then Jessica Smiled
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    The Gospel According to Carl
Here be a literary songwriter of the first rank whose pipes benefited from his long break and who's reeled in enough fine musicians to execute his ambitious arrangements - Robert Christgau, The Dean of American Rock Critics 11/2/18 Noisey (VICE)
I can’t remember the last time I said yes to a song out loud in its first three seconds. In the instant when I realized that Krueger was something different, I also felt as if I’d been listening to this song half my life. Krueger catches the feel, the cadence, of ordinary talk as he jumps the waves in the sound. You believe him, you want to be there. He sounds like he’s been all around the world without ever leaving home. Greil Marcus Rolling Stone 12/26/18

So damn good. ...maybe perfect music for the moment. Rich Krueger, where have you been hiding?—Frank Gutch No Depression The Journal of Roots Music
Rich Krueger, now based in Chicago, IL, was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, NYC. He has been writing and performing solo, and with his first band The Dysfunctionells since 1985. In January 2018, Krueger released "Life Aint That Long", followed by “NOWThen” later that year, both to world-wide critical acclaim. And both albums made many prestigious best of lists for 2018! Krueger WON the 2018 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Songwriter Competition. After 30+ years of making music Rich Krueger still has something to say.


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