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Jens-Kruger-portrait_2013Jens Kruger, banjoist, composer and member of the musical group The Kruger Brothers, has received the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award nomination for banjo performance.

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DTM-024-kruger-brothers-spirit-of-the-rockiesThe Spirit of the Rockies is a poetic, spiraling tale about ghosts, relationships and guides – both seen and unseen. It is a story about love, spiritual legacy, the sharing of beauty, and the yearning for freedom from the restrictions of the mind.

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our-state-north-carolina-kruger-brothersOur State, North Carolina Public Television’s Emmy Award-winning series features the Kruger Brothers. Learn what sparked their interest in music, what it was like for them to grow up in Switzerland and how moving to North Carolina affected their career.

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About the Kruger Brothers

Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. Growing up in a family where music was an important part of life, they were exposed to a wide diversity of musical influences. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were eleven and twelve years old, and they began their professional career in 1979. Jens’ and Uwe’s first public performances were as a duo, and in just a few years they were busking on the streets of cities throughout eastern and western Europe.

  • Jens and Uwe Kruger: German Citizens, Raised in Switzerland.

  • Joel Landsberg: From New York City

  • Based in North Wilkesboro, NC

  • Compositions Ranging from Bluegrass to Classical Music

  • Tours in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia.

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Jens Kruger

Originally from Switzerland, Jens Kruger began playing North American folk music at an early age and was particularly inspired by recordings of Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and other progenitors of country, bluegrass and folk music.

Uwe Kruger

Uwe Kruger, lead vocalist and guitarist, has been playing music since early childhood. When they were very young, Uwe and younger brother Jens would place a guitar on the floor between them and play it together, one brother taking the upper three strings and the other the lower three. Uwe was introduced to American folk music through the brothers’ father, who would bring folk music records when he returned to Switzerland from business trips to the United States.

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Joel Landsberg

One can only imagine the number and variety of musical influences – Broadway, classical, jazz, rhythm and blues – that surrounded Joel as he was growing up in New York City. Like Uwe and Jens, Joel began his musical career early in life and picked up the bass at the age of twelve.

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