Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
“Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career” – New York Times
Some say Béla is the world’s premiere banjo player, while Abigail is a singing, songwriting, clawhammer banjo player. They’ll be playing music they developed as a couple, a mix of traditional and original songs in this rare live duo performance!
A powerfully creative force in bluegrass, jazz, pop, rock and world beat, Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. The recipient of multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, his total Grammy count is 15 Grammys won, and 30 nominations. He has been nominated in more different musical categories than anyone in Grammy history.
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If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one’s model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition. She pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the results feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody’s ever heard before.
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