Free for ticketholders to the 12/14, 12/15, or 12/16 Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn shows.
Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn
Saturday, December 15th
Doors: 12:45 pm / Show: 1:00 pm (event ends at 2:30 pm)Freight & Salvage
Free (to ticketholders)
NOTE: This workshop is free to ticketholders for the Dec. 14-16 Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn shows.https://www.thefreight.org/event/1788916/
A five string banjo demonstration, discussion, and q&a with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn. This workshop is free to ticketholders for the Dec. 14-16 Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn shows.
Béla Fleck has the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots. His collaborations range from his ground-breaking standard-setting ensemble Béla Fleck and the Flecktones to a staggeringly broad array of musical experiments. From writing concertos for full symphony orchestra, exploring the banjo’s African roots, to jazz duos with Chick Corea, many tout that Béla Fleck is the world’s premier banjo player.
Abigail Washburn has the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter who has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums. She has done fascinating work in folk musical diplomacy in China, presented an original theatrical production, and has contributed to singular side groups Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force. In addition, Washburn has recently created a non-profit with Chinese zither-master, Wu Fei, called the Ripple Effect, whose mission is to unite and open hearts through the unique sounds and harmony of American and Chinese folk music.