Musical Match: Grammy-Winning Picking Partnership
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, described by NPR’s All Things Considered as “two monsters of the banjo,” are a one-of-a-kind musical pairing. Béla Fleck is a 16-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, while Abigail Washburn is a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who has critically acclaimed solo albums and cross-cultural projects of her own. The pair’s self-titled debut took home the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album.
MBT Field Guide Insights:
Experience the magic that is made when this husband-and-wife duo combine their considerable forces, playing songs from their album, the follow-up EP, and their vast repertoires. Whether at home, on stage, or on record, their deep bond and the way their musical personalities and banjo styles interact make theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet.
“The king and queen of the banjo” – Paste Magazine
“The family that picks together, sticks together.” – Rolling Stone