The third in a series of Magdalene House Concerts is scheduled for Thursday, May 12 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville featuring The Kruger Brothers. A reception with food, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will begin at 7 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.
Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. CBS Records contracted with Jens and Uwe when Jens was just 17 years old. Several years later, the brothers teamed up with bass player Joel Landsberg, a native of New York City who also had a very extensive musical upbringing in classical and jazz music studying with jazz legend Milt Hinton, thus forming a trio that has been playing professionally together since 1995.
From their website:
Since their formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, The Kruger Brothers’ remarkable discipline, creativity and their ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a fixture within the world of acoustic music. The honesty of their writing has since become a hallmark of the trio’s work.
The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition. Their original music is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh.
The concert benefits Magdalene Serenity House, a healing home in Fayetteville, Arkansas, for women who have survived childhood sexual abuse, human trafficking, addiction, and incarceration. Magdalene Serenity House provides free housing, medical care, counseling, support, and education for the entirety of the two-year residential program. The goal is to help the women heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and to become economically independent.
Donations, large and small, are encouraged and all proceeds will benefit Magdalene Serenity House.