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The Kruger Brothers "Go Pink" at Premiere of Roan Mountain Suite

The Kruger BrothersNashville, TN -- The Kruger Brothers have become world renowned for their unique classically-infused folk/acoustic music. The trio was recently joined by the The Kontras Quartet for the debut performance of an original work, commissioned to honor the region, history and legacy of Tennessee’s Roan Mountain. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN was decked out with pink bouquets onstage and in the lobby for a reception with the artists after the premiere of the Roan Mountain Suite.

The Kruger Brothers Announce 2016 Tour

The Kruger BrothersNashville, TN -- Known for inventive compositions and performances that defy categorization, The Kruger Brothers have announced tour dates for 2016. Since their formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, The Kruger Brothers' remarkable discipline, creativity, and ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a respected fixture within the world of acoustic music. The honesty of their lyrics has become a hallmark of the trio's work.

MerleFest 2015 to Feature Special Sets and Collaborations

MerleFestWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Window World and taking place April 23-26, 2015, will boast a number of special collaborations and performances at this year’s festival. As regular attendees of the celebrated festival know, these “MerleFest Moments” – as they’re often called – are a frequent result of the artistic, collective spirit of this special yearly musical gathering.

Emmylou Harris to Headline Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014

Emmylou HarrisBristol, VA/TN -- A press conference was held Tuesday in the Performance Theater of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum (opening August 1) to announce the highly anticipated lineup for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014. It’s all happening at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, September 19-21, 2014, on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA/TN. More than 55,000 fans, artists, volunteers, and vendors attended the festival in 2013. Discount Weekend Passes are on sale now for $50 through June 30.

Kruger Brothers to Release “Spirit of the Rockies” Soon

Spirit of the RockiesIn 2011, Jens Kruger was invited to create a work for The Banff Centre, a commission that recognises his ability as a composer, arranger, and performer, but also his unique ability to combine seemingly disparate cultural and musical traditions within his work. Most recently, he premiered his Appalachian Concerto, a work for banjo, bass, guitar and string quartet. There he used the form of the concerto to draw musical comparisons between the music of Europe and the traditional music of the Appalachian region as well as the cultural history of that region. It was that work, perhaps more than any other, that brought him to the attention of The Banff Centre.

Steve Martin’s Prize for Excellence In Banjo Awarded to Jens Kruger

Jens Kruger North Wilkesboro, NC -- The Kruger Brothers have announced the 2013 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo has been awarded to their own banjo player extraordinaire Jens Kruger. Kruger was named as the fourth recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music yesterday. 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 first winner born outside the of the United States.

Mountain Song at Sea Announces Official Schedule for Inaugural Bluegrass Festival

Mountain Song At SeaNashville, TN -- Mountain Song is calling “all aboard” the cruise ship making bluegrass waves from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, Feb. 1-4, 2013. In addition to the Steep Canyon Rangers, the lineup also boasts the Punch Brothers, David Grisman Sextet, Del McCoury Band, Tim O'Brien & Bryan Sutton, Shannon Whitworth, Deadly Gentlemen, The Kruger Brothers, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Della Mae, Town Mountain, Mandolin Orange and more.

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