Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn – Tickets – World Cafe Live – Wilmington – Wilmington, DE – April 9th, 2017

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Sun · April 9, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live - Wilmington

$45 Floor - $55 Balc + Fees

This event is all ages

Balcony tickets are subject to a premium service fee that will be applied at checkout.

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn present their eponymous debut album as a duo, after many years of prominence as banjo players and composers in their own eclectic avenues. Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn is a front porch banjo and vocal album of new music, Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber and blues; the culmination of a yearlong tour as a duo in 2013, following the birth of their son, Juno. Béla, an icon and innovator of jazz, classical and world, with more multi-category GRAMMY wins than any other artist (15 total), and Abigail, a formidable talent with triumphs in songwriting, theater, performance, and even Chinese diplomacy by way of banjo, turn out to be quite a fortuitous pairing with a deep, distinct and satisfying outcome. The culmination is an album like no other. The record reveals their astounding chemistry as collaborators, as the two seamlessly stitch together singular banjo sounds (through an assortment of seven banjos spanning the recording) in service to the stories that their songs tell, with no studio gimmickry needed. According to Béla, ‘finding a way to make every song have its own unique stamp, yet the whole project having a big cohesive sound with only two people,’ was at the core of their joint vision. Demonstrating seemingly unlimited rhythmic, tonal and melodic capabilities, Fleck and Washburn confirm the banjo’s versatility as the perfect backdrop to the rich lyrical component that Fleck and Washburn offer, ‘Sometimes when you add other instruments, you take away from the banjo’s being able to show all its colors, which are actually quite beautiful.’ Thanks to this album, the musicians’ palette has never been more vivid or pure.
Béla Fleck
Abigail Washburn
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
http://queen.worldcafelive.com/