Live in Studio C: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn | Nashville Public Radio

Live in Studio C: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Oct 27, 2017

In their individual careers, husband and wife Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have each used the banjo to both explore the bluegrass tradition and build bridges between a variety of other genres. They come from different schools of banjo technique (she's a clawhammer player, he plays three-finger style) and she's a skilled singer. Since the birth of their son, they've been performing as a duet, blending their approaches to craft a new take on a classic American sound. At the same time, Fleck has written two banjo concertos — the first composed in partnership with the Nashville Symphony — and is working on a third. 

Set list:

  • Over the Divide
  • My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • excerpts from Juno Concerto
  • Take Me To Harlan