Kris Gruen has done quite a bit of touring and writing since he last visited us at BTR Live Studio 6 years ago. His latest album was primarily written in California, though still strongly represents his New York roots and long-time home of Vermont. It involves plenty of strong collaborators as usual, but here Gruen drops by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for an intimate solo performance.
Coast and Refuge is available now from Mother West.
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Kittel & Co. is a contemporary string quintet fronted by Brooklyn musician Jeremy Kittel -- formerly of the GRAMMY award-winning Turtle Island Quartet. Drawing on folk, bluegrass, jazz, and classical, the group blends time-tested acoustic techniques with modern sensibilities and masterful precision to craft mesmerizing, original tunes.
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular… | watch