Moonshine and Motorsports Music: Jim Lauderdale and the Kruger Brothers with special guests

Moonshine and Motorsports Music: Jim Lauderdale and the Kruger Brothers with special guests

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Saturday, August 10, NC Museum of History, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. performance

Tickets: MOHA/museum members $12; general admission $15

Join us for the first in a special series of concerts celebrating North Carolina’s unique story of moonshine and motorsports featuring NC legend of Americana, Jim Lauderdale, and the iconic bluegrass trio, the Kruger Brothers. The first of a three-part series, this concert will be held in the Daniels Auditorium of the museum.

Inspired by the Moonshine and Motorsports Trail developed by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR), this series will blend music with storytelling as it moves from Raleigh to Charlotte to Elizabeth City over the next six months, highlighting the historic places on that very trail.

The second concert will be held on September 21 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte with the final performance at the Museum of the Albemarle on March 29 in Elizabeth City. Tickets are required for each performance. 

Performances by:

Jim Lauderdale 
At any given time, you’re likely to find Jim Lauderdale making music, whether he’s laying down a new track in the studio or working through a spontaneous melody at his home in Nashville. And if he’s not actively crafting new music, he’s certainly thinking about it. “It's a constant challenge to try to keep making better and better records, write better and better songs. I still always feel like I'm a developing artist,” he says. This may be a surprising sentiment from a man who’s won two Grammys, released 37 full-length albums, and taken home the Americana Music Association’s coveted Wagonmaster Lifetime Achievement Award among other awards. But his latest album, My Favorite Place, is convincing evidence that the North Carolina native is only continuing to hone his craft. Read more about Jim or listen to his latest release.

Kruger Brothers 
Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. Growing up in a family where music was an important part of life, they were exposed to a wide diversity of musical influences. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were eleven and twelve years old, and they began their professional career in 1979. Several years later the brothers teamed up with bass player Joel Landsberg, forming a trio that has been playing professionally together since 1995. Together, they established the incomparable sound that the Kruger Brothers are known for today. The trio moved to the United States in 2002 and is based in Wilkesboro, NC. Read more about the Kruger Brothers or listen to them now.