(GALAX) — The Kruger Brothers are returning to the Blue Ridge Music Center on Saturday, June 22, to present their unique bluegrass sound that incorporates classical and folk music from around the world. The old-time duo Chatham Rabbits will open the show. Starting at 7 p.m., the concert will be held in the outdoor amphitheater at the base of Fisher Peak located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Galax.
The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation, especially in their forays into classical music using bluegrass instruments. In addition to their work as a trio, the group performs these classical pieces regularly with select symphony orchestras and string quartets throughout the country.
Originally from Switzerland, brothers, Jens and Uwe Kruger moved to Wilkesboro, N.C., in 2002 to be closer to their musical hero and friend, Doc Watson. Growing up in a musical family, they started singing and playing instruments at a young age, and were exposed to diverse musical influences. In 1995, the brothers teamed up with bass player Joel Landsberg, a native of New York City with an extensive musical upbringing in classical and jazz music. With Jens on banjo, Uwe on guitar, Joel on bass, and all three on vocals, they established the sound that the Kruger Brothers are known for today.
The husband and wife team of Austin and Sarah McCombie make up the folk duo Chatham Rabbits.
The concert is presented in partnership with the Yadkin Arts Council and Classic Country 98.1 FM WBRF.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on day of show. For more information, visit BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org