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Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium

Echo in the Valley
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Photo credit: jim mcguire

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn met at a square dance and began playing music together over a decade ago, marrying shortly thereafter.

Fleck had long been interested in the banjo, but Washburn’s path to a music career was more roundabout: a proffered record deal in the halls of a bluegrass convention in Kentucky changed her trajectory from becoming a lawyer in China to a traveling folk musician.

Echo in the Valley is the follow-up to acclaimed, self-titled debut that earned the duo a 2016 Grammy for Best Folk Album. This time around, their mission was to take their double-banjo combination of three-finger and clawhammer styles to the next level. Their rules for the recording: all sounds must be created by the two of them, the only instruments used were banjos (they have seven between them, ranging from a ukulele to an upright bass banjo), and they had to be able to perform every recorded song live. Echo in the Valley connects us to our past through wild re-imaginings of traditional Appalachian tunes, with original songs inspired by a man who ferried Syrian refugees to safety and by Native American voices lamenting a distancing from nature.

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  • Leslee and Michael Perlstein

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium
Echo in the Valley
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

PERFORMANCE DAY:

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* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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2/7/19 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

Echo in the Valley
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn met at a square dance and began playing music together over a decade ago, marrying shortly thereafter.

Fleck had long been interested in the banjo, but Washburn’s path to a music career was more roundabout: a proffered record deal in the halls of a bluegrass convention in Kentucky changed her trajectory from becoming a lawyer in China to a traveling folk musician.

Echo in the Valley is the follow-up to acclaimed, self-titled debut that earned the duo a 2016 Grammy for Best Folk Album. This time around, their mission was to take their double-banjo combination of three-finger and clawhammer styles to the next level. Their rules for the recording: all sounds must be created by the two of them, the only instruments used were banjos (they have seven between them, ranging from a ukulele to an upright bass banjo), and they had to be able to perform every recorded song live. Echo in the Valley connects us to our past through wild re-imaginings of traditional Appalachian tunes, with original songs inspired by a man who ferried Syrian refugees to safety and by Native American voices lamenting a distancing from nature.

BUY TICKETS

Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:30 PM, Hill Auditorium
Echo in the Valley
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

PERFORMANCE DAY:

February 2019
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PERFORMANCE TIME:

Buy Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

SPONSORS

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Leslee and Michael Perlstein

MEDIA PARTNERS

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