Will this Uncle Earl reunion bring new songs? “We’ll have rehearsal in Nashville before the tour starts … and it depends on how everyone feels,” fiddle player Rayna Gellert says. “My hope is that we’ll do some new stuff because it would fun for the audience, and fun for us.”
The 39th LEAF festival rolls around this weekend — it actually kicked off on Thursday for its most dedicated attendees. Dozens of artists perform on six stages around Lake Eden. If you’re planning to go, here’s a sample of the music. And if you missed out on a chance to buy tickets (they’re sold only […]
Leading up to LEAF festival, Mountain Xpress is talking to a number of artists from across the country and across musical genres. Abigail Washburn (Uncle Earl, The Sparrow Quartet) recently released the 12-track collection Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn with her husband and fellow banjo player, Béla Fleck (The Fleck Tones, The Sparrow Quartet). They’ll […]
Abigail Washburn is a claw hammer banjo player, singer/songwriter, world traveler and, most recently, theatrical writer. She’s a former member of The Sparrow Quartet and a LEAF favorite.
The festival, held May 9-12, features headliners Mavis Staples (pictured), Ozomatli, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits and Abigail Washburn.
Abigail Washburn debuts her new genre- and culture-blending trio, The Wu Force (with Wu Fei and Kai Welch), at The Grey Eagle on Thursday, Feb. 7.
How incredible was this show? Bassist Jon Estes lost the neck of his instrument after finishing a solo.
It was touch-and-go there for clawhammer banjo player/world music songwriter Abigail Washburn. She had to postpone one show date. But her Feb. 5 performance at Grey Eagle is good to go.