Posted on 23rd Nov 2017
Banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are 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 Peter O'Dowd.
On the rule that the album's sound had to come only from the two of them
Abigail Washburn: "Sometimes you go to see a show, and when you pick up the music, it's like, 'Oh whoa, this is really different music than what I heard on stage.' And I think Béla and I really love the aesthetic of sounding like us, everywhere, all the time. And there's also a point of pride, which is that there really aren't banjo duos out there. And so we wanted to share with people the glory of the sound of the banjo, at least from our perspective. We wanted to be able to share that with people, and tell them, 'You don't need more than banjos.'"....