Singer - songwriter Rich Krueger was one of 32 artists out of 600 hopefuls chosen to perform at the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival last weekend. The annual festival is in its 47th year and many legendary artists have performed there. This year Rich won!
Rich Krueger is known for his “what you see if what you get” lyric style. His music is playing worldwide with stations in the USA, Europe and the UK playing music off his most recent album, Life Aint That Long.
Life Aint That Long is an eclectic collection of 10 songs (plus a bonus track). The record starts off with “A Stoopid Broken Heart” with fiddle and pedal steel driving the upbeat Americana song throughout. “The Gospel According To Carl” is a Randy Newmanesque song with piano, full band, horn and gospel singers. “77/17” is a punk-edged number with Krueger reminiscing about 1977. “The Wednesday Boys” is a blue-eyed soul anthem with a Van Morrison inspired groove. The closing song, “What We Are?,” is a piano and gospel propelled soul number and a humorous, but sober reflection on the paradox of hope for the future in these difficult times. There is also a bonus track, the Christmas-themed “And It’s That Time Again.”
“It is a mind-blowing dream come true to be a winner in 2018 Kerrville New Folk. Shawn Colvin, Lucinda WIlliams, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, all got their starts in New Folk. Kerrville is an enormous part of my soul. Everyone needs to come here if they can. A Mecca for songsmiths." -Rich Krueger