Bela and Abby on Australia ABC Radio!

Tune into Australia’s ABC Radio National to hear Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn live in Sydney – tonight Friday 21 October at 8pm, repeated Sunday 23 October at 4pm. read more and listen:


Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Track Listing 1 Railroad 2 Ride To U 3 What’cha Gonna Do 4 Little Birdie 5 New South Africa 6 Pretty Polly 7 Shotgun Blues 8 For Children: No 3 Quasi adagio, No 10 Allegro molto – Children’s Dance 9 And Am I Born To Die 10 Banjo Banjo 11 What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? 12 Bye Bye …


The Imposter Concerto

Béla Fleck with Nashville Symphony Orchestra conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, and Brooklyn Rider String Quartet – Deutche Grammophon. This piece is the culmination of many years of getting up the nerve to see if I could write for banjo and orchestra. Nashville Symphony gave me the opportunity and a good motivating push to do it by commissioning me to write …


Across the Imaginary Divide – Béla Fleck & The Marcus Roberts Trio

feat. Rodney Jordan & Jason Marsalis Label: Rounder I first heard Marcus playing piano in Wynton Marsalis’s amazing band in the mid 1980’s. Marcus totally blew my mind. I never expected he’d have any interest in playing with the likes of me, but at a jam session in Savanah, Rob Gibson introduced us, we jammed, and quickly became very excited …


Rocket Science – Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

with Victor Lemonte Wooten, Future Man and Howard Levy Label: E1 Records Victor, Future Man and I were getting the urge to Flecktone once again, after a couple of years where we had only played together over the holidays, for the Jingle All The Way tours. But Jeff Coffin had taken a full time job playing with Dave Mathews Band, …


The Melody of Rhythm

with Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer, with Detroit Symphony Leonard Slatkin conducting Label: E1 Records (co-produced with Steve Epstein and Edgar and Zakir). Edgar and I enlisted Zakir to help us write a triple concerto for the Nashville Symphony’s opening of their brand new world class concert hall, the Schermerhorn Center. Zakir was a guy Ed and I both felt …


Throw Down Your Heart Part 2 – Unreleased tracks

Self Released I had decided against making Throw Down Your Heart into a double album, because I didn’t want that to be the impediment that stopped people who were on the fence from buying the CD. Folks really have to be sure if they are going to buy a double album! So what was I going to do with the …


Throw Down Your Heart, Tales From The Acoustic Planet vol 3 – Africa Sessions

Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabate, Vusi Mahlesela, Anania Ngoliga, Bassekou Kouate, D’Gary, and many more Label: Rounder Records In 2005 the Flecktones had decided to take a year off, for the first time since we had started full time touring in 1990. I was thinking about projects that I’d want to do that I didn’t have time to do properly in …