One of the featured acts from the Jan Johnansson Benefit was The Kruger Brothers. The Kruger Brothers are made up of Jens Kruger on banjo and Uwe Kruger on guitar. They are originally from Sweden and played professionally for about 20 years before Joel Landsberg signed on as the bassist.When that happened The Kruger Brothers were formed. They now reside in North Carolina (and we are glad to have them). This was my first time seeing The Kruger Brothers and I was impressed right off. Their music definitely had Swedish influence and that along with their individual style set that group apart from any other I have ever heard. The music painted a picture in your mind with small strokes and vivid colors. The sound was very soothing and seemed to sweep across Bond Park like a thick fog. I will be honest, it made me forget about the heat if only for a moment. I would not hazard a guess of the genre of The Kruger Brothers as it seemed to pull characteristics from several different ones but not fit into any one entirely. What an amazing experience.
Circle of Friends of Jan Bluegrass Benefit on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Bond Park in Cary, N.C. to benefit Jan Johansson, a North Carolina musician. If you are interested in making a donation in Jan’s name to the National Foundation for Transplants, 5350 Poplar Dr., Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119, make checks payable to the National Foundation for Transplants and write “For Jan Johansson” on the memo line – or go to www.transplants.org.