Abigail Washburn is a marvelous Grammy Award winning clawhammer banjo player. After majoring in East-Asian studies and spending a few years in China, she intended to become a lawyer there. Just prior to her move to China, she spent five days meditating at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, a life changing experience, she instead went to Nashville and was offered a record deal. An amazing story.
So yeah, she’s one hugely talented and ferociously intelligent human being. Oh, and her husband is Bela Fleck.
City of Refuge – Nashville TN, 2010
Banjo Guzheng Pickin’ Girl – with Wu Fei in 2015. Awesome Chinese/ bluegrass fusion.
The Final CountDown – with Bela – truly a match made in heaven.