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Bluegrass and Beyond and Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Nov 8th

Béla Fleck and Abigail WashburnSaturday, November 8th, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will presenjt a special program -- Bluegrass and Beyond for three performances throughout the day. The family program of Bluegrass Basics will take place at the same time as the mid-day program. For a special treat, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn will perform at the CMA Theater at 8 PM.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Present Debut Album Oct. 7

Béla Fleck and Abigail WashburnBéla 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.

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Live in the CMA Theater

Béla Fleck and Abigail WashburnNashville, TN -- Nashville-based banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn celebrate their eponymous first duo record live in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, November 8, in conjunction with their record release on Tuesday, October 7.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Collaborate on Debut Album

Béla Fleck and Abigail WashburnBéla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, “the unofficial First Family of the Banjo” (NPR), will release their eponymous debut album October 7th on Rounder Records. Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn is a front porch banjo and vocal album of new music, Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber and blues; the culmination of a year-long tour as a duo in 2013, following the birth of their son, Juno.

New York Banjo Summit Returns for October 2013 Tour

New York Banjo Summit 2013Many of the world’s most influential bluegrass banjo players – all with ties to New York - will reunite to perform a “Banjo Summit” in a limited concert tour of the East Coast in October 2013. The tour, coordinated by “The Egg” Performing Arts Center in Albany, NY, follows the success of its Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 runs to play 11 shows from October 2 through 13.

$50,000 Raised for BCM Museum Education

Bela Fleck & Abigail WashburnBristol, TN/VA -- It was during soundcheck on Saturday when virtuosic banjoist Bela Fleck and his lovely, and very pregant, wife Abigail Washburn learned their performance at The Paramount Center for the Arts that evening had helped raise more than $50,000 for educational programming at the Birthplace of Country Music® Museum.

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Patron Ticket Pre-Sale

Bela Fleck & Abigail WashburnBristol, TN/VA -- The Blue Stocking Club, Bristol’s longest running service organization, will bring the world’s most celebrated banjoist to the Paramount Center for the Arts in Historic Downtown Bristol in order to fund educational programming at the Birthplace of Country Music® Museum. The museum is slated to open on the corner of Moore and Cumberland Streets in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA/TN August 2014.

BCM Presents Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at Blue Stocking Club

Bela Fleck & Abigail WashburnThe Blue Stocking Club, Bristol’s longest running service organization, will bring the world’s most celebrated banjoist to the Paramount Center for the Arts in Historic Downtown Bristol in order to fund educational programming at the Birthplace of Country Music® Museum. The museum is slated to open on the corner of Moore and Cumberland Streets in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA/TN August 2014.

Abigail Washburn Debuts Theatrical Work 'Post-American Girl'

Abigail WashburnWe are excited to announce Abigail Washburn will debut her first theatrical work, Post-American Girl, at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater March 28 – 30 as part of New York Voices, the venue’s popular commission series designed to help musicians make the leap from songwriting and performance to theatrical production. Washburn’s new stage piece is about an American girl coming-of-age in a swiftly changing global order. It features folk arts of China and Appalachia in shadow puppetry, sacred harp song, traditional music as well as new compositions.

The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya

Mountain Music ProjectThe Mountain Music Project is proud to announce the new release of both their documentary film and their groundbreaking collaborative CD. The CD entitled The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya is a collaboration of the Nepali/Himalayan traditional music of the Gandharba, or musician caste, and the Bluegrass/Old Time musics of the Appalachian mountain region of the United States. Cybergrass wrote about The Mountain Music Project last November.

Exclusive New Video From The Porchlight Sessions

The Porchlight SessionsAnother great update from the bluegrass music documentary The Porchlight Sessions has just been posted featuring a beautiful performance from Abigail Washburn, check it below. The Kickstarter Campaign still needs your support. Donate here and spread the word everywhere that you can! The Porchlight Sessions are on Facebook and Twitter so be sure to post and re-post, tweet and re-tweet!

Abigail Washburn Releases Videos of Rare Silk Road Collaborations

Abigail WashburnWords from Abigail:

"In November & December 2011 I headed to China to tour the historic Silk Road that Marco Polo made famous centuries ago; the major trade route of the ancient world. Accompanied by the finest US musicians and humans you could meet, "The Village" toured from Hohhot to Urumqi, stopping to perform and collaborate all along the way with only the goal of building bridges and dissolving difference by communing in good music. Supported by the US Embassy and the Chinese International Center for Exchange, we performed extensively at schools, universities & theaters, and spontaneously on city walls and in town squares all across China's "Wild West". We also collaborated with amazing local musicians all along the route including Han Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan, Hui and Uyghur musicians. With 12 videos (2 on National Geographic World Music), photo albums for every stop, and a map of our route along the Silk Road, we invite you to join us on the journey right here!"

TED Announces Speaker Program for TED2012 Conference: "Full Spectrum"

Abigail WashburnNew York -- Abigail Washburn (US | China) - Singer + banjo player + cultural activist Singer, songwriter, clawhammer banjo player, recording artist and TED Fellow who tours the world performing in both English and Chinese will be a featured speaker at this year's TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TED announced its speaker line-up for TED2012, the organization's flagship conference. This year's program includes a range of explorers, storytellers, photographers, scientific pioneers, visionaries and educators from all parts of the globe. Themed "Full Spectrum," TED2012 will take place from February 27 through March 2 in Long Beach, CA.

Abigail Washburn's Historic Silk Road Tour Begins Nov 12

Abigail WashburnAbigail and her band are about to hit the Silk Road, collaborating with local musicians in Mongolia and deep Western China. Ross Holmes from Mumford & Sons has signed on to play fiddle. Abigail Washburn & the Village confirm their historic journey on the Silk Road November 12th – December 3rd to collaborate with Mongolian & Chinese musicians. The group will be uploading video journals throughout their tour.

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