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Doug Sharkey and Steve Kruger combine Blue Ridge old-time traditions with the vocal harmonies of the great brother duets of the 1930s-50s. They cut their teeth playing in string bands around the High Country. Doug Sharkey is a singer. guitar player, and banjo picker originally from East Peoria, Illinois. He’s called western North Carolina his home since 2006 and has performed with The Blue Ridge Broadcasters, The Barsters and the Spring Chickens. Steve Kruger is a former folklorist who worked on the Blue Ridge Music Trails and Historic Happy Valley projects for the North Carolina Arts Council. He fiddles for the Little Stony Nighthawks, and resides in Southwest VA.