Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
April 16, 2021
Two virtuosic banjo players and one ethereal voice combine for a riveting evening of pure musicianship.
Béla Fleck is arguably the most celebrated banjo player in the world, virtually re-inventing the image and sound of the instrument through unprecedented collaborations and unexpected musical fusions. Equally adventurous, Abigail Washburn is a gifted old-time Americana musician, whose musical explorations have included marrying the sounds of Appalachia to such far-flung influences as Chinese folk music.
With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other focused on drawing the instrument into new and unique realms, Béla & Abigail present music that feels wildly innovative and familiar at the same time.
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Academic Guide
Funded in part by National Endowment for the Arts:
This engagement is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.