Don’t Let It Bring You Down on Billboard

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have no problem staring intently into each other’s eyes; They are married, after all. But the duo decided a face-off was the best course to take for “Don’t Let It Bring You Down,” the first video from their new album Echo In The Valley, which is premiering exclusively below. The clip, directed by Alex Chaloff and …

Echo In The Valley Released!

“Two of the world’s most accomplished and innovative banjo players happen to be a married couple: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn. They both push far beyond the bluegrass expectations of their chosen instrument: toward Africa, Asia, jazz and math-rock.  Echo in the Valley, their second duet album, is both constrained — only what the duo can play and sing live …

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 …

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: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/liveset/bela-fleck-abigail-washburn/7844528

Banjo Love is Back!

Back by popular demand! Béla & Abigail launched their Banjo Love project last fall, asking fans to submit portraits with their banjos – the classic “fanjo” picture. The results where huge and turned into the photo mosaic you see pictured on the left and in the three photo galleries on this website. If you missed the first round of photo …