Tag Archives: Bela Fleck

REVIEW: BÉLA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN AT BLUE NOTE NAPA

Folk music was the main course at Blue Note Napa last Saturday night. The headliners were 17-time Grammy winner Béla Fleck, widely considered the finest banjo player in the world, and his singing, clogging, banjo-picking wife, Abigail Washburn. Armed with … Continue reading

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DOBRO GOD JERRY DOUGLAS

              Last month I had the opportunity to talk with the pre-eminent Dobro guitar player in the world. I asked him the same question that I’ve asked other virtuoso musicians – Bela Fleck, Chris … Continue reading

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STRENGTH IN NUMBERS – THE GREAT PROGRESSIVE STRING BAND YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF

Inspired by the Punch Brothers show at the Napa Valley Opera House two nights ago, I’ve been happily revisiting the audio and video archive of Strength in Numbers, the supergroup that set the standard for progressive string band creativity and … Continue reading

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