Posted on 26th Mar 2018
Big Ears Festival was 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 Fei
This sparkling collaboration between Americana banjo picker Abigail Washburn and experimental guzheng player Wui Fei brought the similarities between Appalacian and Chinese folk tunes into stark relief, playing pan-continental mashups of traditional music. American folk tunes were gently decorated with the zither's glissando, and a take on the Coon Creek Girls' 1938 78 rpm record "Banjo Pickin' Girl" featured a furious zither solo.