Segments in this Video

"Jack of the Wood" (02:01)


Host David Holt visits North Wilkesboro, North Carolina to meet the Kruger Brothers. The bluegrass trio opens this episode of “David Holt’s State of Music” with a performance of an original tune.

"Carolina in the Fall" (10:46)

Holt describes the Kruger Brothers’ aesthetic, which combines elements of classical music, jazz, and folk to create a textured sound. Uwe and Jens Kruger recall falling in love with American folk music, meeting Doc Watson and Bill Monroe, and moving to Wilkes County. The trio performs with Joel Lansberg.

"Watches Clouds Roll By" (08:13)

Lansberg, a New Yorker, recalls mentor Milt Hinton, who he met at a workshop at Hunter College. Jens Kruger describes how singing melodies helps him learn songs, and Uwe Kruger discusses the guitar “as a texture delivery system.”

"The Cuckoo." (03:12)

Uwe Kruger discusses Doc Watson’s music and how it shaped his impression of America before he came here. Holt sits in with the Kruger Brothers to perform a traditional song that Watson recorded.

Credits: The Kruger Brothers (00:15)

Credits: The Kruger Brothers

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The Kruger Brothers

Part of the Series : David Holt's State of Music, Season 2
3-Year Streaming Price: $129.95



Host David Holt introduces viewers to the virtuoso trio, The Kruger Brothers, Swiss masters of American traditional music transplanted to the mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina.

Length: 25 minutes

Item#: BVL169113

Copyright date: ©2017

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