Two shot of Anne & Jim

Jim Krause and Anne Hurley met when they both came to Bloomington to attend Indiana University's School of Music. Jim was studying violin and composition while Anne was studying cello. In the years that followed, Jim continued writing music and also took up guitar, mandolin, and bass.

Along with Anne’s cello, they've put together a unique sound, which has classical, folk, jazz, new age, and even Americana influences. In addition to performing as a duo, they enjoy playing with some of Bloomington's wonderful singer/songwriters including, Krista Detor, Carrie Newcomer, Tim Grimm, Blue Sky Back, Malcolm Dalglish, Art Heckman, Mark LaPointe and Stella & Jane. Both performed on a number of other musician's CDs and released their debut project entitled Madeleine Bay in January 2010. Their followup CD, Crossing the Inland Sea will be out in fall 2016.

In addition to playing music, both Jim and Anne have professional alter-egos: Anne owns an appraisal firm, ‘Hurley Appraisals, Inc.’, and Jim is a video producer, photographer (see (tabletop productions), and a professor at the Media School at IU. Both enjoy traveling- in particular by sailboat.