Circle Round Home – Nashville Residency

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn typically play theaters and performing arts centers. But they’re going to do things a little differently in Nashville next week. On Tuesday, the Grammy-winning banjo duo will launch their three-night “Circle Round Home” residency in which they’ll play the Basement, the Family Wash and 3rd and Lindsley – far more intimate venues than the ones …

Bluegrass Situation Premieres “If I Could Talk To A Younger Me”

It’s good to be reminded, sometimes, of the important things — the ones we so easily forget. Between the breakfast coffee and the toothbrush before bed, a day can swing by in what seems shorter than a few breaths. It’s a cliché thing that, most memorably, we once needed Ferris Bueller to cement into our brains: “Life moves pretty fast. …

Don’t Let It Bring You Down Premieres on Rolling Stone

The 2016 presidential election and all that has ensued since has been a source of anxiety for a large percentage of Americans, including banjo virtuosos Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn. Now the performers have written something of a mantra for our contentious times. “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” is off the pair’s forthcoming album Echo in the Valley. The …

New Album: Echo In The Valley

Echo in the Valley is the follow-up to Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn’s acclaimed, self-titled debut that earned the 2016 Grammy for Best Folk Album.  This time around, the mission was to take their double banjo combination of three-finger and clawhammer styles “to the next level and find things to do together that we had not done before,” says Béla.  They kept a …