September 30, 2017 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
1028 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Date: September 30, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $25, $28, $31
In the abstract, a banjo duo might seem like a musical concept beset by limitations. But when the banjo players cast in those roles areAbigail Washburn and Bela Fleck- she with the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter, he (a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner) with the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots- it’s a different matter entirely. There’s no denying that theirs is a one-of-a-kind pairing, with one-of-a-kind possibilities. Whether at home (the duo married in 2009), on stage or on record, it’s their deep bond, on top of the way their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles interact, that makes theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet.