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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
7:30 PM
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn at the Rio Theatre

Advance ticket sales for this show have ended.
Tickets will be available at the Rio Theatre starting at 6:30 PM

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. Fleck is a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. The two met at a square dance, began collaborating musically and eventually fell in love. Fans of tradition-tweaking acoustic fare eagerly anticipated that Fleck and Washburn would begin making music together as a duo. On stage, they will perform pieces from their Grammy-winning self-titled debut as well as their new record, Echo in the Valley. With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from its most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Fleck and Washburn meet in the mean, head-on, to present music that feels wildly innovative and familiar at the same time.

At the Rio Theatre (1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062)
Regular General Admission: $42/Advance $50/Door
Gold Circle Section (1st 10 rows): SOLD OUT
(5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)
No Comps
Doors at 6:30 PM
Media Sponsor: Good Times Santa Cruz
For information on reserved Gold Circle seats at the Rio Theatre please contact 831-427-2227

Béla Fleck Website
Abigail Washburn Website


Rio Theatre
1205 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States
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