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.