• Jens Kruger to undergo kidney surgery

    Jens Kruger, celebrated North Carolina banjo player, and one-half of the popular Kruger Brothers, has scheduled surgery for early next month to remove a tumor recently discovered on one of his kidneys. The tumor was discovered while Jens was hospitalized for

  • Roan Mountain Suite from Jens Kruger

    Jens Kruger, celebrated North Carolina banjoist, by way of Switzerland, will be premiering a new composition of his with The Kruger Brothers and The Kontras Quartet, on October 15. The concert is scheduled at The Paramount Center in Bristol, TN. Titled Roan

  • International Bluegrass at Tir Na Nog

    Occasionally, International Bluegrass has been a touchy subject with complaints that organizations like the IBMA have not paid sufficient attention to the requirements of those outside the borders of the USA. But to me, the international bluegrass music community has, for the

  • Saturday at HoustonFest 2014

    Saturday marked the second and final day of HoustonFest 2014, bringing an even larger crowd to Felts Park in Galax, Virginia. The Generation Bluegrass Youth Project opened the Main Stage followed by the Snyder Family who could be seen jamming

  • Jens Kruger on Pete Seeger

    Jens Kruger, banjoist, composer and the 2013 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music, has shared his thoughts on the passing of Pete Seeger, and how Pete's music touched he and his brother as

  • Steve Martin and Jens Kruger at IBMA

    On Saturday afternoon, as World of Bluegrass was circling the drain, David Morris caught up with Steve Martin and Jens Kruger to discuss Jens being named the 2013 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass

  • Jens Kruger receives 2013 Steve Martin Prize

    Innovative banjoist Jen Kruger has been named as the 2013 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. The prize, created and endowed by Martin, includes a $50,000 honorarium and, typically, opportunities to perform both

  • Terry Herd at Silver Dollar City

    Bluegrass Today's Terry Herd spent several days last week in Branson, MO at the Bluegrass & BBQ festival at Silver Dollar City. While there, he recorded a number of interviews which will run in June on his syndicated radio program, Into

  • Jens Kruger visits Berklee

    Swiss-born North Carolina banjo wizard Jens Kruger spent two days earlier this week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, sharing his wisdom with the banjo students there. His visit was sponsored by the Berklee American Roots Music Program,

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