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Bela Fleck And Abigail Washburn On World Cafe

Two styles of banjo not normally heard together are fused in this live session of songs from their new album, Echo In The Valley.
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn's new album is called Echo In The Valley. Both artists have built lives on squeezing more sound, story and emotion out of the banjo than you may have thought possible — she in the clawhammer style of her hero Doc Watson, and he from the three-finger school of Earl Scruggs. We'll take a deep dive into both schools of performance, and talk about how Bela and Abigail manage to fuse two methods that aren't normally heard together. And Abigail's voice - just wait'll you hear what she can summon as a singer.

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