ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: ABIGAIL WASHBURN

photo courtesy of abigailwashburn.com

THE SONG THAT CAUGHT OUR EAR:

Abigail Washburn

Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Illinois)

Style: Clawhammer

Current Album: Echo In The Valley (2017)

 

FROM ABIGAIL’S WEBSITE:

If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one’s model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition. She — a singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player — is every bit as interested in the present and the future as she is in the past, and every bit as attuned to the global as she is to the local. Abigail pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the results feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody’s ever heard before.

http://www.abigailwashburn.com

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: BELA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN – NPR TINY DESK

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