Before Tim moved from Portland, Oregon to Lancaster, he sent me Forever and a Day and Between the Notes, two recordings by the Krüger Brothers. I became familiar with many of their songs and then I had the opportunity to hear them last year at Common Ground on the Hill. They started the set with Round & Round – a song about growing old, keeping friends, how hard it is for us to balance everything in life so that we find time for family…and tears welled up in my eyes – I was with old friends.
On Sunday, April 7th we’ll meet again – and I trust that everyone attending will find as we did; that Jens and Uwe Krüger and bassist Joel Landsberg are not only extremely talented musicians, they are warm, friendly and as Adam Steffy, one of the greatest mandolin players in bluegrass says “the nicest guys you’ll ever meet”.
Here’s a video recorded at their studio Double Time Music in North Carolina.
“Seems like you were gone forever – but for you I’ll wait forever…and a day.” (Jens & Uwe Krüger, Joel Landsberg)