The Kruger Brothers

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By Lloyd Baggs

She had a #1 hit with the generation-defining song “At Seventeen” in 1975, eight years after her first single “Society's Child” had been banned by radio stations across the country due to its lyrics about inter-racial dating. She has released 21 albums to date, and in 2001, she was our guest in Studio B -  Janis Ian. We'll listen to that session, plus hear a great set from last year with the amazing Kruger Brothers, who were here in advance of their “Carolina In The Fall' festival appearance. Join Music Host Kim Clark Sunday evenings for Studio B Rewind.

More than just a great bluegrass trio, Swiss-American brothers Uwe and Jens Kruger and New York brother Joel Landsberg keep themselves busy with classical music collaborations (the Roan Mountain Suite), running a festival (Carolina in the Fall, 9/22-23 in Wilkesboro), and more. They visit with Scotty here on Wednesday afternoon.

Brothers Jens and Uwe Krüger grew up in rural Switzerland, listening to records by North Carolina music legends Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs. They fell in love with the sound and mastered the music, playing with bassist Joel Landsberg. Now the Krugers make their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains, playing and touring and teaching younger students.

Our favorite Wilkesboro-by-way-of-Switzerland-and-New-York trio returns to WNCW, as they get ready for the Mountain Song Festival in Brevard, their own Carolina in the Fall Music & Food Festival (9/23-24), and the premiere of their "Roan Mountain Suite" with the Kontras Quartet in October.

Learn more at krugerbrothers.com .