On June 5th, 2018 Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn and Juno welcomed their new family member. Juno is now a big brother!
For the first time ever, the Montreal Jazz Fest is giving the Miles Davis Award to a group, rather than a single artist. The Miles Davis Award was created for the Festival’s 15th anniversary in 1994 to honor a great international jazz musician for the entire body of his or her work and influence in regenerating the jazz idiom. The …
Read the article from University of Indianapolis here.
Béla and Abigail Washburn headed to NPR Music to perform a Tiny Desk Concert. Watch the full video here.
Do you know the difference between Clawhammer & Three-Finger banjo pickin’? WELL NOW YOU CAN! Thanks to Reverb for the interview. Read the article + watch it here.
Smith Teamaker, the most uncommon name in tea, is thrilled to debut its first Maker’s Series of 2018, a collaboration tea with Grammy award-winning banjo player and self-professed tea lover, Béla Fleck. The limited-edition blend developed with Smith’s head teamaker Tony Tellin, titled “3-Finger Black,” is an innovative combination of three highly prized black teas, scented in-house, that showcase the …
Our second child will arrive in June 2018!
Watch the video for Let It Go.
Béla was joined by drummer Antonio Sanchez and bassist Matthew Brewer.
With nothing more than a couple of banjos, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have pulled off something close to miraculous with Echo in the Valley. Of course, there’s more involved here than the instruments; the heart of the project is this husband-wife team’s virtuosity and vision. Speaking generally, Fleck is the revolutionary, the greatest innovator within this legacy since Earl …