There were many meaningful moments during the house concert with The Kruger Brothers in April 2013. Both brothers are good at telling stories and giving the listeners some insight to their lyrics, their personal lives and their history. At one point in the evening Jens shared some powerful thoughts about America and the freedom that we have to play and enjoy all kinds of music. He reminded us that the house concert venue of which we were all presently participants, would not be allowed in some parts of the world. He describes the banjo as an instrument that “represents the ideals of America, the dream of freedom, the promise of a better life, and the happiness that goes with a job well done.“
As we celebrate many freedoms today, let the right to select,support and listen to musicians of your choice…be one of them.