Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn won a Grammy, released new EP, on tour now (dates ++ win tix to NYC show / vinyl LP)
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn's self-titled debut just won the grammy for Best Folk Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards. The pair have just followed it up with an EP titled Banjo Banjo, which also serves as a good descriptor for the record. It features a live version of the album's "Shotgun Blues" as well as their instrumental cover of Europe's "The Final Countdown" they did for the AV Club's "Undercover" series. You can watch video of both below.
Fleck and Washburn are currently on tour and will play NYC's 92Y on March 1. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair away. You'll also get a vinyl copy of their self-titled debut which you can pick up at the show. Enter via the contest widget, below.
All tour dates, video, Banjo Banjo cover art/tracklist, also below...
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Banjo Banjo tracklist
1) "Banjo Banjo" (live) (Fleck / Washburn)
2) "Hao Hua Hong" ("Beautiful Red Flower") - Sung by Washburn in Mandarin, the song adapted from the Buyi people who live high in the mountain forests of Guizhou. The video premiered on NPR Music for Chinese New Year in 2015 (February 8, this year).
3) "Shotgun Blues" (live) (Fleck / Washburn)
4) "Evening in Transylvania" (Bartok)
6) "The Final Countdown" (Tempest)
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn - 2016 Tour Dates
Feb 18 - Hutchinson, KS Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre
Feb 19 - Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center
Feb 20 - Knoxville, TN The Bijou Theatre
Feb 27 - Buffalo, NY Buffalo State PAC
Feb 29 - Orono, ME Collins Center for the Arts
March 1 - New York, NY 92nd Street Y
March 3 - Fairfield, CT The Warehouse
March 4 - Burlington, VT Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
March 5 - Albany, NY Massry Center for the Arts
March 6 - Easton, MD Avalon Theatre
March 22 - Athens, GA University of Georgia Performing Arts Center
May 13 - Juneau, AK Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall
May 14 - Fairbanks, AK Hering Auditorium
May 15 - Anchorage, AK Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
June 21 - Indianapolis, IN Global Musician Workshop
July 30 - Lyons, CO RockyGrass