Kruger Bros. to pick for Temple of the High Country

By Frank Ruggiero (frank@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Jun. 5 | Modified: Jun. 5
Kruger Bros. to pick for Temple of the High Country

The Kruger Brothers, featuring, from left, Jens Kruger, Joel Landsberg and Uwe Kruger, will perform Aug. 23 to benefit the Temple of the High Country.

Photo by Frank Ruggiero



The Kruger Brothers will pick for a cause this August, as the celebrated bluegrass trio performs a fundraising concert for the Temple of the High Country.

Although the concert is slated for Aug. 23, tickets are on sale now, and concert organizers are encouraging fans and supporters to get them while they last.

According to Temple of the High Country fundraising chairwoman Elena Romagni, the concert is the temple’s major fundraising event of the year. The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Appalachian State University’s Rosen Concert Hall. Tickets cost $25 for general admission and $75 for prime seating, the latter of which includes nearby parking and a post-concert champagne and dessert party with The Kruger Brothers.

Although the Krugers are renowned for their bluegrass prowess, they’re celebrated for their diverse talents that oftentimes transcend the genre. The band, featuring brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger on banjo and guitar, respectively, and Joel Landsberg on bass, is just as popular for its unconventional take on folk and Americana, having even performed original works with symphony orchestras.

“America is an interesting place,” Jens Kruger said in a previous interview with The Mountain Times. “If you do something that is (unique to) you and you do it with all you’ve got … you’re bound to find people that connect to you.”

Although the Krugers themselves originally hail from Switzerland, they now call North Wilkesboro their home.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (800) 841-2787, or visit http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=21217. Tickets are also for sale at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts box office, located at 733 Rivers St. on the ASU campus in Boone. For more on The Kruger Brothers, visit http://www.krugerbrothers.com.

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