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David Itzkoff of the New York Times spoke with Jens recently about growing up in Switzerland, discovering the banjo, and winning the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo. Here’s the interview. Click to read the New York Times interview with Jens Kruger and the Steve Martin Prize.

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Jens Kruger Wins 2013 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo

North Wilkesboro, NC – Sept. 6, 2013 Jens Kruger has been named as the fourth recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music today. Kruger is known for his innovative banjo composition and performance that integrates folk music with European classical music.  Kruger is the first North Carolina resident and […]

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Uwe is the cover story for the July/August 2013 issue of Flatpicking Guitar magazine. There’s a lovely feature article by Dan Miller, as well as a tab transcription of Uwe’s arrangement of “Streamlined Cannonball.” The CD that accompanies the print issue also includes an audio recording of the KBs playing that song. If you don’t have […]

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“Remembering Doc Watson is a labor of love and for musicians it is a master class in Doc’s music and style.” Jacques DiCroce’s review is exactly the kind that anyone could wish for: reasoned, informed, and well-written. Click the link below to read this review. Remembering Doc Watson Review on the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association […]