Kris Gruen “Part of It All” (Mother West Records 2010)

Part Of It All Album Artwork

Part of It All is the second full length release from singer-songwriter Kris Gruen, originally a New Yorker Gruen is now resident in Vermont, his father is rock photographer Bob Gruen ( who took the famous Lennon NYC photo)and his mother Nadya Beck a film-maker who managed the New York Dolls, raised in the company of music icons it’s no surprise son decided to make a career the other side of the lens, he also works with his wife who farm’s organically a couple of acres in rural Vermont.

A smart collection of left-field folk the songs are not as organic as the farming and utilise some studio fertilizer to produce a polished collection of tunes, with nods to Colin Meloy and Andrew Bird, after the release of his first album Lullaby School Gruen toured in the US with Sean Lennon, The Avett Brothers, Jesse Malin and Anais Mitchell amongst others, there plans are afoot for tour in support of his new release early in 2010, more details and samples of Gruen’s music can be found at his homepage where you can buy the CD’s too.

Kris Gruen – Part Of It All

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