The Kruger Brothers are not the first bluegrass group to perform with a string ensemble, but they may be the most entertaining. Born in Europe but drawn to the plunky music of traditional Appalachia, Jens and Uwe Kruger immigrated to Wilkes County where they became friends and picking buddies with the late Tar Heel guitar legend, Doc Watson. The trio quickly won fans with a masterful blend of instrumental virtuosity, eclectic repertoire and enticing stage show. Chicago’s Kontras Quartet has collaborated with the Krugers in concert and on CD (“Lucid Dreamer”). They’ve also been featured on PBS and at Merlefest.
- Six String concerts hosts Michael Reno Harrell and Ben Bedford Saturday at The Cary Theatre. More at thecarytheater.com.