Those of you around last November might recall the brief Chinese-spiced bluegrass and old-time invasion of a four-piece outfit lead by banjo player and singer-songwriter (and former Beijing resident) Abigail Washburn. Those of you who weren?t may have heard of her imminent arrival. On this, her second China tour in just over a year, she?s backed up by a new full-length album (Song of the Traveling Daughter, on Nettwerk Records,) and a flurry of American (and Chinese) media attention
Her original take on traditional folk and old-time American music has an added twist: A melding of the musical and linguistic traditions of the Middle Kingdom. Two songs on her solo debut are original compositions with Chinese lyrics including the title track, a riff on the classic Meng Jiao poem 游子吟 (?Song of the Traveling Son?).
This year, she'll be appearing with very special guest, eight-time Grammy winner Bela Fleck for a limited number of shows; at all four shows, Abigail will be joined by fiddler Casey Driessen (who also came last year) and cellist Ben Sollee.
ABIGAIL WASHBURN at COTTON CLUB
PLACE: Cotton Club (8 West Fuxing Rd, somewhere between Huashan and Urumqi Rds)
TIME: Tuesday Nov 29th
TIX: RMB 35 minimum drink
* Abigail Washburn ("bilingual banjo player")
* Casey Driessen
* Ben Sollee
* BÃ©la Fleck
Added by msittig on November 18, 2005