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The Kruger Brothers Bring Startling Virtuosity to Denver June 18

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The Kruger BrothersNashville, TN -- When we think of the finer things in life, we think of quality, and among the highest quality acoustic music being produced today is that of The Kruger Brothers. The Kruger Brothers are playing a show on June 18th in Denver at Daniels Hall (Swallow Hill Music) located at 71 East Yale Avenue, Denver, Colorado. Show starts at 8 PM. Tickets $20-27.

Inspired by the finger-picking style popularized by Snuffy Jenkins and Earl Scruggs, the Swiss-raised brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger, with bassist Joel Landsberg, personify the passionate, reflective spirit of traditional American folk music, with jazz and classical flavor.

Jens Kruger was awarded the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music in 2013, the fourth recipient of this prestigious honor. Jens is known for his innovative banjo composition and performance, integrating folk music with European classical music. Uwe Kruger shines as a singer who is both direct and emotive, and for his impeccable guitar playing. He is also the lyricist for the group’s original songs. The Kruger Brothers are known for inventive compositions and performances that defy categorization. Their music is at once thoughtful and lyrical, and then virtuosic and complex. The experience is always profound.

Since their formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, The Kruger Brothers’ remarkable discipline, creativity and their ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a highly respected fixture within the world of acoustic music. The honesty of their writing has since become a hallmark of the trio’s work.

Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger began singing and playing instruments at a very young age, and began their professional career in 1979. With the more recent addition of New York City native, Joel Landsberg, (who comes with his own noteworthy musical pedigree, having studied with jazz great Milt Hinton), the trio has been performing together since 1995, and is now based in Wilkesboro, NC.

In their ever-expanding body of work – Jens Kruger (banjo and vocals), Uwe Kruger (guitar and lead vocals), and Joel Landsberg (bass and vocals) – The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition. Their original music is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh.

In addition to their regular concert schedule, The Kruger Brothers perform classical pieces regularly with select symphony orchestras and string quartets throughout the country. Through their numerous CD releases, radio and television performances, lectures, and collaborative efforts, The Kruger Brothers’ powerful artistic statement continues to inspire and enlighten audiences and musicians around the world.

For more information, tickets, directions and upcoming events, visit Swallow Hill Music.

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