Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Sandstone Concerts Presents Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Saturday, January 17, 2015
The Historic Avalon Theatre Downtown Grand Junction
Doors open 7pm, show 8pm
Reserved Seating: $20 $30 $35
$20 – All the upper mezzanine
$30 – All the lower mezzanine plus rows 19-21 on the Orchestra
$35 – Everything else on the floor including Rows A and B
Tickets on sale at City MarketTriple Play Records and BACK PORCH MUSIC.
Charge by phone 243-TIXS or buy tickets online at TicketsWest.

Now that Fleck, a fifteen-time GRAMMY winner, has devoted time away from his standard-setting jazz fusion ensemble The Flecktones to a staggeringly broad array of musical experiments, from writing a concerto for the Nashville Symphony to exploring the banjo’s African roots to jazz duos with Chick Corea, while Washburn has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums, done fascinating work in folk musical diplomacy in China, presented an original theatrical production, contributed to singular side groups Uncle Earl and Wu Force and become quite a live draw in her own right, the two of them decided they were ready to craft their debut album as a duo, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (releasing October 7 on Rounder Records). .

Reviews of Béla Fleck …

“The high, low, high rhythm of the set list entranced the crowd. Jaws all around were slack as everyone consumed each minute of this unbelievable show.” – Savannah Now

“One of the most accomplished banjo players of his time.” – The New York Times
Reviews of Abigail Washburn …

“… Appalachia and folk-pop, with tinges of Asia and Bruce Springsteen” – The New York Times

“… a modern classic.” – Boston Globe