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Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Announce New LP “Echo in the Valley”

Echo in the ValleyBéla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are excited to announce Echo in the Valley (October 20 / Rounder), a deep exploration of the complexities of the banjo duet and the follow up to their acclaimed, self-titled debut that earned them the 2016 Grammy for Best Folk Album.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn to Host 28th IBMA Awards Show

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn to Host 28th IBMA Awards ShowNashville, TN -- 16-time Grammy-winning banjoist Béla Fleck and old-time-meets-Far-East banjoist Abigail Washburn will host the IBMA's 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show on Thursday, September 28 at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. It's the biggest night in bluegrass! The International Bluegrass Music Awards acknowledge the year’s outstanding achievements, honor new Hall of Fame inductees, and wave the worldwide flag for bluegrass music.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn; O'Connor Band Added to FolkWest Lineup

Béla Fleck & Abigail WashburnPagosa Springs, CO -- Sure, in the abstract, a banjo duo might seem like a musical concept beset by limitations. But when the banjo players cast in those roles are Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck—she with the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter, he with the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots— it's a different matter entirely.

And the Best Bluegrass Album Is...

The SteelDriversIn an awesome night, the Nashville powerhouse group, The SteelDrivers, captured their first Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass album. Their Rounder Records release, The Muscle Shoals Recordings earned them the honors. In the Bluegrass category, Dale Ann Bradley, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Ralph Stanley & Friends and the SteelDrivers were all competing for the Best Bluegrass Album award. The SteelDrivers have been nominated four times for Grammy awards and Sunday night was their night to shine.

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Release 'Banjo Banjo' EP on Vinyl

Banjo BanjoOn February 5, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn will release the Banjo Banjo EP on vinyl, available exclusively through Barnes & Noble. This collection of unreleased music marks the follow up to the couple’s self titled, 2016 Grammy-nominated debut (Best Folk Album & Best American Roots Performance for “And Am I Born to Die”).

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Announce Companion EP to Debut Album

Banjo BanjoBéla Fleck and Abigail Washburn (“two monsters of the banjo” – NPR All Things Considered) are excited to announce Banjo Banjo (August 21 / Rounder), the companion EP to their debut duo album, hailed by The New Yorker as “a stunning collection of eloquent duets” and profiled on CBS Sunday Morning.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Cover “The Final Countdown”

Béla Fleck & Abigail WashburnYes, it’s only the second week of Undercover 2015, and we’re already looking at our second and third banjos of the season. But behold the power of Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, who took the classic-rock staple “The Final Countdown” and reimagined it for banjos and wig for The Onion A.V. Club. Yes, when Fleck—who’s been widely recognized as one of the instrument’s greats for decades—showed up at AVHQ, he asked whether we might have a “hair metal” wig for him to wear.

2015 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Announced

Abi Tapia, Joey Ryan & Kenneth Pattengale, Nikki Lane, Jed Hilly, Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck, and John Hiatt. Photo by Terry Wyatt, Getty ImagesNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association announced today its nominations for the 2015 Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, during a press conference held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Ford Theater and streamed live via Music City Roots. 2014 Americana Music Award for Duo/Group of the Year winners the Milk Carton Kids hosted the event and revealed the nominees of the six categories - Album, Artist, Duo/Group, Emerging Artist, Instrumentalist and Song.

2015 AmericanaFest Initial Lineup Announced

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenThe Americana Music Association has unveiled its first round of artists to perform during the 16th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, September 15 - 20, 2015. For bluegrass fans, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn will join other groups to represent the genre. This festival covers all the domains of roots music so there is always something for everyone.

The Ellnora Guitar Festival Unveils 2015 Artist Lineup

Punch BrothersUrbana, IL -- On September 10, 11, and 12, 2015, a stunning display of the world’s most remarkable and significant guitarists will gather for the sixth installment of ELLNORA - The Guitar Festival, presented by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Situated in a vibrant micro-urban setting, the internationally recognized, biennial event features, “a prodigious array of the world’s most distinctive and influential guitarists” (Premier Guitar) from around the globe, including for 2015 artists rooted in Mali, Australia, China, Spain, Palestine, India, Mexico, and from throughout the United States. 2015 performing artists include Punch Brothers, Bela and Abigail Fleck, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage and outstanding artists from almost all genres. This is the festival of the guitar.

Memphis in May by Sugarlands Distilling to Feature Bluegrass and More

Béla Fleck and Abigail WashburnGatlinburg, TN -- Sugarlands Distilling Company, crafters of award winning Smoky Mountain moonshine, has partnered with the Memphis in May International Festival in 2015 to be the exclusive moonshine for the festival. For the second year in a row, Sugarlands Distilling Company will be offering signature Sugarlands Shine cocktails during Memphis in May events. The Beale Street Music Festival features all styles of music including bluegrass, Americana, roots, jazz, folk and more.

Bluegrass Underground Announces Season Five PBS Taping Lineup

Bluegrass Underground Season 5Every year, when we announce the new season of our Emmy-winning TV series Bluegrass Underground, there's a tendency to say, "This is the best one yet." But this year, not to take anything away from those first four incredible seasons, Season 5 really is the best one yet, a subterranean festival of global proportion. The biggest names in Bluegrass and Roots music are set For Bluegrass Underground season five PBS-TV filming, March 27-29.

Béla & Abigail to Broadcast Holiday Concert from Home Dec 23rd

Béla Fleck and Abigail WashburnOn Tuesday, December 23 at 7:30pm EST, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn will be broadcasting a live duo performance from their living room in Nashville in support of one of their favorite charities, Stand for Children. The hour-plus show will be streaming here at concertwindow.com, where Béla and Abigail will be interacting with the audience through live questions.

Banjos Rising: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Live Nov 8

Béla Fleck and Abigail WashburnNashville, TN -- Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn celebrate their first duo record -- released October 7 on Rounder Records -- with a special hometown performance in the pristine acoustical setting of the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, November 8.

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.

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