Top: Casey Driessen and Bela Fleck, Bottom: Abigail Washburn and Ben Sollee

Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet” is composed of Abigail Washburn (vocals and banjo), the great Béla Fleck (kickass banjo player), Casey Driessen (great violinist) and our dear Ben Sollee on cello.

I’m not a huge fan of country music but this group’s performers bring some really interesting melodies and sounds to the table. Personally, Ben Sollee alone makes the band worth listening to. (Also interesting is Abigail’s appreciation of Chinese culture which she expresses with the occasional song sung in Chinese.)

Here’s some videos:

They only have one album out and you can find it on iTunes:
Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet

One Comment to “#028 – Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet”

  • I saw Abigail on 9/10 with her new band playing lots of new material. It was a wonderful evening! She has a fine voice and the musicians were pros – bass, drums, fiddle and guitar/keyboard/trumpet player Kai Welsh. Played songs from new album “City of Refuge” to be released in 1/11. They are touring now, I recommend them for an enjoyable evening of music.

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Every week I am going to tell you about a lesser known music artist or band that I think sounds pretty awesome. Essentially, I want to share with you my love for music.


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