Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn / Del McCoury Band

May 12

8:00 PM

Friday, May 12, 2017

Husband and wife Béla Fleck, a sixteen-time Grammy Award® winner, and singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn, are a banjo duo unlike any other. Performing music from their Grammy Award®-winning first album together, the pair blends gospel, bluegrass and classical chamber music styles with breathtaking vocals and virtuosic instrumental playing. The Del McCoury Band ends the evening’s program with its authentic bluegrass sound that has attracted multiple generations of fans.

Though banjo virtuosos Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are steeped in traditional music, but they didn’t their duo project to be “simply trad.” “We wanted it to be expressive of who we are in this day and age," Fleck says. "To make something new with the music and not simply be a throwback.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories

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