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Building on the success of his debut release, New York Town (2009), Gripka is poised to increase his fan base both stateside and abroad.
In fact, strong buzz for the upcoming release in the UK, lead UNCUT Magazine to include a track from the new album on their March cover mount.
Harkening back to the days of Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Gripka's vision was to record in a studio that was, in fact, not a studio at all. In the heart of a dusty, old barn nestled deep in the Catskill Mountains, Gripka, along with co-producer/drummer Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and a merry band of musicians, created the highly anticipated follow up.
"I really wanted to capture sounds that no other place could create," says Gripka. "I wanted to throw away clocks, avoid set hours, eat around a big table for dinner and sit around a warm fire at night. The idea was to create an environment where nothing else really mattered except making music."