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The Kruger Brothers & Chatham Rabbits – Blue Ridge Music Center
June 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Kruger Brothers
Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age and were exposed to diverse musical influences. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were 11 and 12 years old, and in just a few years they began busking throughout eastern and western Europe. Several years later, 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, thus forming a trio that has been playing professionally together since 1995. Together, they established an incomparable sound, intertwining classical and folk music. Today the trio is based in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
Chatham Rabbits is the old-time mountain music husband and wife duo of Sarah Osborne McCombie and Austin McCombie. Sarah grew up in the piedmont of North Carolina. At age 18, her voice landed her onstage at Prissy Polly’s BBQ with her favorite band, the iconic old-time trio, The South Carolina Broadcasters. After that night, they offered her a banjo and a job. As banjo player and vocalist for the band, Sarah played countless concerts all the while earning her degree from Peace College in Raleigh, NC. She has garnered tremendous experience and exposure to the wide expanse of American roots music. Post Broadcasters, Sarah served as the music teacher at the Friends School of Wilmington and at Montessori Community School of Durham where where she created and implemented programs based upon North Carolina music and African American roots music.
Austin always loved the music his family played, but didn’t know it had a name. His relatives in Southwest Virginia played bluegrass and his parents in Wilmington, NC immersed him in 90s country classics and beach music standards. Somewhere in the middle, he found the name for his favorite sound: old-time. Although he eventually came around to the good stuff, Austin spent a fair amount of time on the dark side, playing guitar and keys in his super hipster electronic band.
Adult General Admission:
$25 Advance / $30 Day of Show
Children 12 and Under – Free