Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
April 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Chandler Center for the Arts
71 N Main St
Randolph, VT 05060
$75 VIP tier, $55, $42, $15 students. Sales tax not included.
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn present their eponymous debut album as a duo, after many years of prominence as banjo players and composers in their own eclectic avenues. Fleck and Washburn play Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber and blues. Béla, an icon and innovator of jazz, classical and world, with more multi-category GRAMMY wins than any other artist (15 total), and Abigail, a formidable talent with triumphs in songwriting, theater, performance, and even Chinese diplomacy by way of banjo, turn out to be quite a fortuitous pairing with a deep, distinct and satisfying outcome. Their record reveals their astounding chemistry as collaborators, as the two seamlessly stitch together singular banjo sounds (through an assortment of seven banjos spanning the recording) in service to the stories that their songs tell, with no studio gimmickry needed. Washburn and Fleck playfully embrace the notion that they’ve become a family band. And at home, on stage or on record, it’s their deep bond, on top of the way their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles interact, that makes theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet. www.belafleck.com, www.abigailwashburn.com

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