We’ve seen Bela Fleck occasionally handle the invisible vocal part in a trio or quartet number. Here, though, the most notorious musical shapeshifter on the planet (they used to joke about Bob Dylan working on a polka album, but that would be tame for Bela Fleck) has morphed into an aggressive folk-duet singer, performing with his wife Abigail Washburn against a skilled matrix of complementary and interlocking banjo styles.
Their “Banjo House Lockdown” series again tonite, Fri 7 pm ET on Facebook Live
is a cornucopia of styles, licks, material and personality. Like the Carter Family in the 1930s (notice the first song on Episode One) booming out across the continent over 500,000 watt (not 50,000) Mexican radio, Bela and Abby (and family - Is Abigail Washburn "The Minnie Marx of Folk”?) boom out over Facebook and YouTube. If you’re logged in early onto FaceBook they’ll likely greet you by name before they start playing. A few days later it’ll go up on YouTube, which we have here on the page
THEY ARE FUND-RAISING FOR
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need... treating each case with integrity and confidentiality.
"We're in quarantine so we decided to to create Banjo House Lockdown,
a Facebook Live
show every Friday night at 7pm ET!”