Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Friday, March 24th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$60 Advance/$62 Door

Advance tickets are sold out. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 8pm.  Ticket price includes a $4 facility fee.

Bela Fleck
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their performances embrace a diversity that is 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 15-time Grammy 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. No wonder that they are married and have a new baby.
Abigail Washburn
Abigail Washburn
You'd find little debate about calling Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn the king and queen of the banjo—Fleck, a master who has won 15 Grammy awards and taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Washburn as someone who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds.

Stripped down to its raw elements, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn gives everything the duo needs to deliver a modern masterpiece of Americana: two banjos, two voices, and occasional percussion vibrating dust off the wooden floorboards.