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June 20, 2014

Crane and Krug: Back together again

DANVILLE — Brian Crane and Fred Krug will be performing together in public for the first time in 20-plus years.

Krug will play classical guitar at 8 p.m. Friday in the Booth Theater at 116 Mill St.

He and Crane will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the same location.

Together, they harmonize and play acoustic guitar to re-create the sound and feel of Simon and Garfunkel. They will also sing Everly Brothers songs, which their voices have been compared to, and do an original song they wrote while in high school. “The words are about getting older,” said Crane, of the Danville area.

Crane presented a solo performance at the theater after the Danville theater opened.

He and Krug met at the Taft School, a boarding school in Watertown, Conn., where Krug lives and teaches music mainly to high school and middle school students. “I teach guitar and recording engineering to some really talented young people,” he said. He and Crane are 1995 Taft graduates.

Crane and Krug sang together in the distinguished Taft Collegium Choir which toured throughout England and Ireland. The co-ed choir also competed in Washington, D.C.

While at the Taft school, baritone Crane, and Krug, a tenor, also directed an a cappella group and wrote arrangements performed for President Bill Clinton at the White House, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and by Bobby McFerrin.  

“Fred is an extremely accomplished guitarist. I have learned to play guitar,” said Crane, a civil law attorney in Bloomsburg.

After Krug presented some classical guitar pieces at Danville’s Grove Presbyterian Church, Crane figured the theater would be a great opportunity for them to perform. Crane also serves as choir director for the Grove church and has done gigs at The Pine Barn Inn, the Pub II, Brews ‘N Bytes and at private parties.

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