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Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Echo In The Valley

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Released: 10th Nov 2017

£11.99


the follow up to their collaborative debut takes their double banjo combination of three-finger and clawhammer styles to the next level, resulting in a jaunty set of folk grooves beneath a sublime surface of sweetly jostling vocals.

The results are fascinating, especially considering their strict rules for recording: all sounds must be created by the two of them, the only instruments used are banjos, and they must be able to perform every recorded song live. Co-written by Fleck and Washburn with wild re-imaginings of Appalachian music, The duo’s front-porch, minimalist aesthetic includes seven banjos between them, from Béla’s 1937 Gibson Mastertone to a banjo ukulele and a massive, restored 1905 upright banjo bass. recommended if you like what you heard of ‘American epic’, Rhiannon Giddens, or laura baird.

Echo In The Valley

Tracklist

  1. Over The Divide
  2. Take Me To Harlan
  3. Let It Go
  4. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
  5. Sally In The Garden
  6. Big Country
  7. Molly Put The Kettle On
  8. My Home’s Across The Blue Ridge Mountains
  9. Hello Friend
  10. If I Could Talk To A Younger Me
  11. On This Winding Road
  12. Come All You Coal Miners
  13. Bloomin’ Rose