Monday night, the LA-based Kristy Krüger (MySpace), who’s been labelled the female Johnny Cash, performed at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood before embarking for the next year across every state in the country (she joked about needing plane ticket donations for Alaska and Hawaii) in honor of her late brother Lieutenant Colonel Eric John Kruger, who “…became one of the highest-ranking officers to die in Iraq [this past November]… when a roadside bomb blew up the Humvee [that he and two other soldiers] were riding in”:
This will be my last L.A. show for a while as I head to all 50 states, performing a memorial concert for my brother, LTC Eric Kruger, in every state. Please lemme know if you have friends in certain regions of the country. I’m going to need all the help I can get..
“Goodbye,” dedicated to her brother and performed solo on guitar, was the high point of her set, which had the usually noisy crowd atypically quiet for the duration of the song. I even had to set down my camera out of respect for her and her late brother.