Saturday, 7 September 2013
Jens Kruger to receive 2013 Steve Martin prize
Thanks to Bluegrass Today for the news that Jens Kruger (left) of the Kruger Brothers (CH/USA) will receive the 2013 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. The award includes a $50,000 honorarium and opportunities to perform both on stage and on television with Steve.
Jens Kruger is the fourth recipient of the award, and the first to have been born outside the USA. He is reported as saying:
Not being an American, and coming to this country as an immigrant, to be accepted so warmly is amazing, and quite humbling. It is really touching.