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Not that Far

by Pete Kruse

With transparent lyrics and warm instrumentation, Pete attempts to write music that the average person can relate to. If you like organic, acoustic driven music, you will love the music of Pete Kruse
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Not that Far
Pete Kruse
3:19 album only
2. Searching for You
Pete Kruse
4:17 album only
3. Beautiful One
Pete Kruse, Zach Olsen
3:51 album only
4. Summer Rain
Pete Kruse
1:53 album only
5. Lying Awake
Pete Kruse
3:14 album only
6. With Me, Tonight
Pete Kruse
3:50 album only
7. Don't Take it Away
Pete Kruse
3:47 album only
8. Though a Thousand Stumble
Pete Kruse
4:10 album only


Album Notes

Hi, my name is Pete, and I just wanted to use this page to let you know a little about me and why I perform music. It all started when I was 13 years old and my older brother came home with a horrifyingly ugly hot pink electric guitar. The brand name was Lotus, and the guitar store sold it to my brother for like $75 even though it was brand new, mainly because it just wouldn't sell otherwise. Anyways, he gave me that guitar because he didn't like it much either, and I've been playing ever since (on a nicer guitar now).

My songs are often birthed out of different situations. Many times I am just trying to find an answer to a confusing life question, whether it be about God, girls, family or friends. Often times putting thoughts and feelings to music allows me to express what I am feeling in a very tangible and concrete way. In a sense, I'm able to step outside of myself and view my situation in a different light. I'm hoping you will be able to glean both truth and depth from my music and lyrics. Thank you so much for stopping by.

- pete



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Kristina Burch

Pete rocks the dulcimer.
You will be pleasantly surprised by listening to this CD.


Not that Far = Not that Bad
Really enjoyed the cd. I thought it was very well done. I like Pete's musical style and would compare it to the Folk style of people like Rich Mullins, Mitch McVicker, Eric Hauck, Andrew Peterson, etc.

Like another reviewer, I really enjoyed #4 and #8 as well. I've been going through some stuff at this point in my life where the lyrics in #8 seemed to really speak to my situation, and it was encouraging to hear, so thanks!

Good job Pete, you done good!



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Every now and again, there comes a song or album that evokes strong memories and emotions of a period of time. The music tugs at your heart, searching your soul. The vocals, instrumentation, and lyrics hit you deeply, and you're transported back to a time where you were changed. Not That Far is that album, and Though A Thousand Stumble is that song. Buy it.


If you like mellow and accoustic sound and thought provoking songwriting then this album must be purchased. It's amazing.

The Minstrel Tribune

That froot-loop knows his stuff!!! It's like some people accuse him of stealing his songs from the Japanese. What a crock... The Chinese is where he steals them from, besides, it's not like it's such a big deal to steal something, we all have. come on. Rock on Pete!!

Kevin Sherman

Sweet Blazes!
Pedro Martinez Gutierez Gonzalez de Kruse is really a talented musician. I have listened to this CD probably 30 times in my car and it never gets old! It seriously saved me from some seriously depressed days. His lyrics moved me to the point that I was able to soar on wings like eagles and move past my problems. It was like a little slice of Nirvana, with out the heavy drummigry. This CD is not to be missed!

Chris Shannon

Great new stuff Pete!
I was pleasantly suprised to hear some great new material from Pete on this CD. He also utilized some friends for a great sounding backup, and nice balanced harmony. You will definitely enjoy hearing the new songs on this CD. Zach, Lauren and Aubree did a fantastic job and really added a lot to the mix. Caleb added some great Harp, and a smooth squeeze box too! Summer Rain is a smooth instrumental that shifts the mood nicely. Though a Thousand Stumble is a HIT!! Great sound, great harmony! Great keys! (zat u swaybo?) Love it Pete! Keep up the great work!!

Uncle Rock

Great break-out CD! My favorite cuts are #4 and #8. Pete - you da man!