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Gruen to offer music workshop, performance

Kris GruenSinger and songwriter Kris Gruen will present a music workshop and concert Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College.

Gruen, along with Charles Newman, a producer and musician with Mother West Records, will present a workshop on the music business discussing recording, licensing and general career building concepts in today’s music industry. The workshop will be followed by a set of Gruen’s songs from his new album, “Part of it All.” The arrangement for the performance includes acoustic guitar, pump organ, melodica, Nashville tuned acoustic, glockenspiel, percussion and piano.

Gruen is a Vermont-based singer-songwriter. Building off of the lush, whisper-folk of his 2006 debut album “Lullaby School” (Mother West), Gruen’s sophomore release, “Part of It All,” adds innovative, eclectic, and electrified new approaches to the songs and production. He has collaborated and recorded with drummer Butch Norton (The Eels, Lucinda Williams, Rufus Wainright), bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing, Dixie Chicks), Nashville’s Jason Goforth on lapsteel and drummer Nick Brown from New York City’s The Dig. Since the release of “Lullaby School,” Gruen has toured the US, sharing the stage with Sean Lennon, The Avett Brothers, Bishop Allen, Jesse Malin, Nicole Atkins, Anais Mitchell, The Bowmans and others.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.