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The Ridgefield Playhouse | Oct 09 2015

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Date: 
Friday, October 9, 2015
Time: 
8:00 pm
Tickets/Cover Charge Info: 
$55
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Together they take old-time Americana music, pair it with folk elements with far-flung sounds to create a music that is both strangely familiar and unlike anything heard before.  Husband and wife banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Fleck, a 15-time Grammy winner, has collaborated with Chick Corea, Oumou Sangare, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Dave Mathews, Earl Scruggs, and the entire Cleveland Orchestra for his Banjo Concert 'The Impostor'.  Washburn’s banjo has taken her far beyond the usual old-timey comfort zone, musically and geographically. An alumnus of Uncle Earl, the powerhouse all-female stringband, Abby’s adopted second homeland is China, and her music resounds with echoes of Appalachia and the tidal wave of emerging Chinese cultural influence. 

 

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