Earthy and sweet 70's vocals over indie rhythms and soundscapes, Jo Kroger brings both living room intimacy and cathedral-sized resonance to any space she plays. Long time New Yorker born and raised in Southwestern Ohio, Kroger has appeared all over the US and parts of Western Europe. If you find yourself craving a road trip with an old best friend, Kroger's sound with leave your wanderlust satiated and your ears contented. Contemplative melodic storytelling and catchy hooks.
"Throughout The Simplest, we hear the complexity of emotions Kroger is drawing from to paint vivid and engaging pictures through her songwriting. Tragedy and life experiences have long driven artists to process their feelings into songs we can sing along to; but it’s no easy feat to create music that truly moves you in unanticipated ways. Jo Kroger has plenty to say, and we’re certainly ready and willing to listen as long as she keeps making music this eloquent." - Heidi Drockelman, indie-music.com
"With a fullness reminiscent of a girl band, and a timbre a bit like Jenny Lewis, Kroger creates an explosive alternative-folk genre." - Liza Jill Meyers, Indie Band Guru