Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Presented by Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe
Hailed as “the king and queen of the banjo” by Paste Magazine, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn have a musical partnership like no other. Béla Fleck is a sixteen-time Grammy Award-winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn is a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. The two met at a square dance, began collaborating musically and eventually fell in love.
Their chemistry is one to be seen! On stage, Fleck and Washburn will perform pieces from their Grammy-winning self-titled debut as well as their new record, Echo in the Valley (2017). With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from its most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Béla & Abigail meet in the mean, head-on, to present music that feels wildly innovative and familiar at the same time. This is a partnership unlike any other on the planet.