Autumn concert Saturday at Skene features local resident James Krueger
James Krueger will give a free one-hour concert/reading entitled “Autumn: A Celebration of the Season in Words and Song” at the Skene Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. Hailed by judges as “an extraordinarily talented writer with a real talent for poetic imagery,” Krueger is a two-time honor award winner in the Great American Songwriting Contest.
The Skene Library is located at 1017 Main Street in Fleischmanns. You can find out more about this program by calling the library at 254-4581.
James Krueger has been writing and performing his own music since the age of 15. His richly poetic songs backed by his unique finger-style guitar playing celebrate the beauty of the Catskill region, gently connecting listeners to the natural world without ever forcing a message. A review in the Chronogram described Krue-ger’s music as “something you’ll put on and won’t take off,” adding that his music and lyrics “reflect a deep, healthy connection with nature.”
Krueger is the recipient of numerous grants and has performed for such diverse groups as the North American Bluebird Society, National Artists for Mental Health, the Sierra Club, The New York Maple Growers’ Association and the Thendara Mountain Club. He has released four solo CDs including his latest title, a live recording called “Live in Denver, NY.” You can hear James Krueger’s music and find out more about him by visiting his website www.jameskrueger.com.