Country Music People December 2017 - Page 26

WEEK LIFE ... IN THE Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Banjo Duo) Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Echo In The Valley is available January 5 on Rounder Records S ome say Béla Fleck is the premiere banjo player in the world. Others claim that he has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. Abigail Washburn is an American clawhammer banjo player and singer who never set out to be a songwriter, recording artist or a producer. Abigail has created a new sound – a sound that challenges traditional notions of culture and countries. 26 cmp - DECEMBER 2017 “ Mon. Oct. 30 Today we head to Chicago to perform as well as receive an awa