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Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn are coming  to Groovin in the Garden! The show is on September 25, 2013 and tickets start at just $28 for General Admission and $50 for General Reserve. The doors open at 5:30pm and the music will start at 6pm.

Tickets can be purchased through the Groovin in the Garden website, over the phone at 804.794.6700 or at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s admissions desk during normal business hours.


Read a little about them:

Just in case you aren’t familiar with Béla Fleck, there are some who say he’s the premiere banjo player in the world. Others claim that Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. If you are familiar with Béla, you know that he just loves to play the banjo, and put it into unique settings.

If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one’s model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition. She—a singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player—is every bit as interested in the present and the future as she is in the past, and every bit as attuned to the global as she is to the local. She pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the results feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody’s ever heard before. To put it another way, she changes what seems possible.