The Kontras Quartet team up again with the Kruger Brothers for a very special original work, commissioned to honor the region, history and legacy of Tennessee’s Roan Mountain.
The Roan Mountain Suite honors the 50th anniversary of the inaugural meeting to conserve the Roan, an effort initiated by the late husband of patron Judy Murray of Kingsport, TN. Dedicated to the memory of Stanley A. Murray, 1923-1990, The Roan Mountain Suite is a musical experience honoring the treasured landscape of the region.
Stan Murray was a 14-year chairman of the Appalachian Trail Conference, a visionary and champion of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and Highlands of Roan, and Founder of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. The Roan Mountain Suite is a vibrant new example of the Jens Kruger's brilliant ability to enlist the illustrative power of music to tell a story in eloquent detail.
The recording took place in the DoubleTime Music studio in North Carolina on the 2nd and 3rd of January 2017. All tracks were recorded in one go, sitting in a circle just as we might play it on a mountain top.