Sunday March 25th 2018 Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM 10.00 admission at the door for the public. Seating is first come first served. Doors open at 1:45. All students are admitted free.
Originally from Switzerland, where the trio first formed, Jens Kruger and Uwe Kruger later moved to Wilkes County NC. The brothers began playing North American folk music at an early age and were particularly inspired by recordings of Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and other progenitors of country, bluegrass and folk music. They teamed up with American bass player Joel Landsberg, inaugurating a trio that has been playing professionally together since 1995.
The Kruger Brothers song writing and composition draw closely from their personal experiences. The result is a catalog of songs distinguished by rich detail and an insight into the delicacy and complexity of everyday life. The honesty of their writing has become a hallmark of the trio’s work.
Another important hallmark of the Kruger Brothers sound is the banjo playing and composition of Jens Kruger. Jens is one of the world’s most musically sophisticated and technically accomplished five-string banjo players. Most recently their music has ventured further into the themes and forms of classical music, as in their 2011 release, Appalachian Concerto.
Today the group is highly regarded within the world of acoustic music in North America and Europe, in particular by those within the industry. They play venues world-wide and often play their compositions with symphonies.