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I'm up for two Grammy nominations!

 

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Here is what some industry professionals are saying about Rich:

“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. He’s rushing inside music that never hurries, as if for him time’s running out but the music knows the place never closes. ‘It’s like trying to tell a stranger about rock ’n’ roll’ except he’s trying to tell you about this bar. 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 

“TWO FULL A grades! Here be a literary songwriter of the first rank. A major songwriter. Thanks for making music that still makes reviewing albums worth it.”
- Robert Christgau, THE Dean of American Rock Critics Expert Witness Noisey (VICE) (& a personal phone call from Mr. Christgau  WOW.)

"It’s his quavering, compassionate, observant, imaginative, sometimes overstuffed, always eloquent songwriting that his crack bands are there to put across, as they do, unfailingly. " - Robert Christgau, THE Dean of American Rock Critics in The Village Voice


“Staggering yet often surreal stories...articulate lyrics coupled to heavyweight tunes make this a joy.  The new Randy Newman? - Tony Ives, AmericanaMusicShow.com

"Rich Krueger is a great storyteller.  His songs shine a vivid, biting, surprising, sometime hilarious, and always insightful light on the misery and beauty of being alive.  I've been a fan of Rich since sharing a stage with him at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap in the late 80s in Chicago.  With NOWThen, Rich adds to an already powerful body of work I've been lucky to enjoy all these years."-Greg Kotis, author of “Urinetown The Musical

“So good I wanna punch him in the nose.  See him. You have no excuse. You must see him.”- Jeremy Kareken, author of the play “Lifespan of a Fact”

“Razor sharp observation...his words spill out - almost a screenplay in miniature...an incredibly talented maverick”- Paul Kerr, Blabber ‘n’ Smoke (Glasgow)

"I'm loving Rich Krueger's new CD, NowThen. He is so deserving of all the success he has been receiving! Way forward Rich!" - Melanie (Safka), singer-songwriter and legend

"Homeric" - Mary Gauthier, singer-songwriter

"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 Gutch, No Depression The Journal of Roots Music