A recent post on the Kruger Brothers Facebook page reads, “Wie klingts fagott am besten” — something along the lines of “how the bassoon sounds best.” It accompanied a video and article culled from the Americana (by way of Switzerland) group’s performance with Lucerne-based bassoonist Beat Blattler, in which they performed everything from the William Tell overture to the James Bond theme song. Banjoist Jens Kruger, his brother Ewe (lead vocals and guitar) and bassist Joel Landsberg make up The Kruger Brothers, who now call Wilkesboro home. They recently performed the debut of “Roan Mountain Suite,” their latest commission, in Bristol, Tenn. The trio returns to Isis Music Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26, at 8:30 p.m. $25/$28. isisasheville.com. Photo courtesy of The Kruger Brothers
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