Kruger Brothers return to Tryon Fine Arts Center Nov. 4

Published 6:01 pm Monday, October 17, 2011

The Kruger Brothers

The Kruger Brothers return to Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) on Friday, Nov. 4. Supported by main stage sponsor TD Bank and event sponsors James Holleman, MD and Gus Dozier, MD of St. Luke’s Hospital, this group last appeared in Tryon in 2007 and has been requested by TFAC audiences.
Nashville Public Radio says of brothers Jens and Uwe, “(they are one of the) most creative, spiritually minded, musically gifted, soul-enriching and life-affirming bands to ever come down the pike. (They) give new meaning to the phrase ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’”
With their ability to play acoustic styles ranging from bluegrass to jazz to their classically inspired “Appalachian Concerto,” the Swiss-born Kruger Brothers, Jens Kruger (banjo, vocals) and Uwe Kruger (guitar, lead vocals), have found their permanent home in North Carolina. Completing the trio is Joel Landsberg (bass, vocals), a native of New York City, who has played with the brothers since the early 1990s.
Their music includes traditional American roots music as well as symphonic pieces composed in collaboration with symphony orchestras and string quartets. “Appalachian Concerto,” an original piece for bass, guitar and string quartet, features the banjo as a solo instrument and demonstrates Jens’ skill as composer, arranger and performer.
Teachers as well as performers, the Krugers will offer a master class at TFAC on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m – noon, sponsored by Aoki Landscape and Design.
For more information on the concert and the master class, contact TFAC at 828-859-8322.
– article submitted
by Marianne Carruth

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