Posted on 27th Mar 2020
Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn’s new record (out April 3) was named Folk Album of the Month by The Guardian UK.
“At extraordinary times like these… we are reminded how music conne...Read More
Posted on 9th Oct 2019
Had a really fine time talking talking about the banjo with Nahre Sol for the new PBS show, Sound Field. In our episode, "It's Time to Rethink the Banjo," we discuss the origins of the banjo as an...Read More
Posted on 26th Mar 2019
Uncle Earlhad a blast atBig Ears Festival! Thanks toNo Depressionfor capturing the moment.
Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.”— Gustav Mahler
With the G...Read More
Posted on 21st Feb 2019
Our episode ofThe On Being Projectwith Krista Tippett will be re-airing across national public radio stations starting this weekend!
Béla Fleck is one of the greatest living banjo players in t...Read More
Posted on 4th Jan 2019
Yes, G’Earls, yes! 2019 is gonna be a good year.
Though it’s nearly a decade old, this Mountain Stage set by Uncle Earl remains a gem; after all, despite their progressive flourishes, the...Read More
Posted on 10th Dec 2018
Béla& Abigail sat down withZachary Lupetin& theThe Bluegrass Situationfor their Show On The Road podcast. Listen below, and catch a special cameo by Juno!
Béla Fleck and Abigail...Read More
Posted on 5th Dec 2018
A sweet write up from the Jewish Journal!
Bela Fleck, the banjo virtuoso, continues to take the instrument most closely identified with country and bluegrass into musical realms never before explored...Read More
Posted on 29th Nov 2018
Thank you to The Los Angeles Times for featuring us!
The banjo is one of the most American of instruments, a staple of bluegrass and folk. But it’s actually African in origin, and it can ...Read More
Posted on 23rd Aug 2018
Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn and renowned dance troupe Pilobolus have created their own timely ghost story by pairing two songs off their latest album,Echo in the Valley(Rounder),“Com...Read More
Posted on 9th Jul 2018
Here and Now's Peter O'Dowd revisited his conversation with us last week.
Listen here!...Read More
Posted on 26th Mar 2018
Big Ears Festivalwas a blast!! Such an honor to be featured in Rolling Stone’s“Big Ears 2018: 10 Best Things We Saw” for my performance with Wu Fei...
Abigail Washburn and Wu Fe...Read More
Posted on 19th Mar 2018
Bela & Abby made Garden & Gun's list of must-see performances at this year's Big Ears Music Festival in Knoxville, TN.
Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck: One of Big Ears’ calling card...Read More
Posted on 7th Feb 2018
Grammy award-winning vocalist, songwriter and clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn has been selected as the third-ever Andrew W. Mellon Foundation DisTil Fellow at Carolina Performing Arts.
Posted on 23rd Nov 2017
Banjo duo Béla FleckandAbigail Washburnare on tour promoting their latest album, "Echo in the Valley."
They stopped by our studios for a bit of a concert and a chat with Here & Now's P...Read More
Posted on 20th Oct 2017
Echo in the Valley, Available Now
iTunes | Amazon | Merch Shop | Barnes + Noble
"Two of the world’s most accomplished and innovative banjo players happen to be a married couple: Béla Fl...Read More
Posted on 29th Sep 2017
Béla and Abigail's second single, "If I Could Talk To A Younger Me", premiered today on The Bluegrass Situation.
It’s good to be reminded, sometimes, of the important things — th...Read More
Posted on 29th Sep 2017
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn typically play theaters and performing arts centers. But they’re going to do things a little differently in Nashville next week.
On Tuesday, the Grammy-wi...Read More
Posted on 8th Sep 2017
- Single Release -
Hear Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck's Election Reply 'Don't Let It Bring You Down'
Banjo-playing partners ready new collaborative album 'Echo in the Valley' October 20th
Posted on 7th Sep 2017
Fleck & Washburn's New Album Echo in the Valley
Releases October 20, 2017
Echo in the Valleyis the follow-up to Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn&rsquo...Read More
Posted on 13th Jun 2017
Co-hosting theInternational Bluegrass Music AssociationAwards Show withBéla Fleckthis September...!
"TheInternational Bluegrass Music Associationhas announced that husband/wife banjo duo B&eac...Read More
Posted on 27th Nov 2016
On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. Today theyre-aired their convers...Read More
Posted on 7th Apr 2016
From Appalachia to China and Back Again: Catching Up With Abigail Washburn
The Grammy-winning clawhammer banjo player and singer discusses her groundbreaking blend of Mandarin and early-American ...Read More
Posted on 17th Feb 2016
The Asia Societywrote this very sweet article - "The Surprising China Roots of Grammy Winner Abigail Washburn". View the original article here.
The Surprising China Roots of Grammy Winner Abiga...Read More
Posted on 22nd Mar 2015
Banjo players Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn: In Tune
Charles Osgood reports.
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are partners on stage and off -- husband and wife, entwined in li...Read More
Posted on 3rd Jan 2011
Abigail Washburn's music career, now 10 years old, had an unlikely start. Washburn had plans to study law at Beijing University in China. She'd also recently bought a banjo — she wanted to...Read More