BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN come to BANGALOW A&I HALL…
‘With warmth and wit, the husband-and-wife duo reveal the extraordinary expression of a much maligned instrument.’ – The Guardian
Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the
deceptively intricate art of the duet.
Their performances embrace a diversity almost unthinkable – coming from just two banjos and one voice.
Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture.
Fleck, a 16-time Grammy Award-winner, has collaborated with Chick Corea, Oumou Sangare, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Dave Mathews, Earl Scruggs, and the entire Cleveland Orchestra for his Banjo Concert ‘The Impostor’.
Washburn’s banjo has taken her far beyond the usual old-timey comfort zone, musically and geographically. An alumnus of Uncle Earl, the powerhouse all-female stringband, Abby’s adopted second homeland is China, and her music resounds with echoes of Appalachia and the tidal wave of emerging Chinese cultural influence.
Together, Fleck and Washburn employ the relatively rare 3-finger and clawhammer banjo duet to create an explosion of musical white heat.
BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN
Bangalow A&I Hall
Wednesday 17th August, 8pm
Meals & Catering Available from 6.30pm
Tickets & Info: www.redsquaremusic.com.au
Also available at Barebones Artspace, Bangalow.
Official Site: https://www.belafleck.com