Past IDEAS

Performance: Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet, Featuring Béla Fleck with Casey Driessen and Ben Sollee

Thursday, February 5, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center South Theater

Performance is free;
tickets are available at Worner Desk

As an Asian Studies major at Colorado College, Abigail Washburn never set out to be a songwriter or a recording artist. Five years ago when she found herself on stage in a smoke-filled Beijing club playing her banjo and singing old-time Appalachian mountain music in Chinese to a packed house, she was as surprised as anyone. Together with bluegrass banjo master Béla Fleck, acclaimed cellist Ben Sollee, and Grammy-nominated fiddler Casey Driessen, Washburn has developed a truly unique musical style that combines American roots music and Chinese folk songs.

Hear music and learn more about the Sparrow Quartet at:  http://www.abigailwashburn.com/

Sponsored by The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, The Robert & Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust,
the Colorado College Music Department, and the Colorado College Asian Studies Department.

One Response to Performance: Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet, Featuring Béla Fleck with Casey Driessen and Ben Sollee

  1. I have to say that this was the most incredible display of musical virtuosity I’ve witnessed in nearly 30 years of living in this town. Colorado College: I heart you!

 
 

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