JPR and the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University present Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn in concert Tuesday night, February 18th at the SOU Music Recital Hall in Ashland at 8pm.
Béla Fleck is truly one of those unclassifiable musicians. He’s won 15 Grammy Awards and been nominated in more categories than any other artist in Grammy history. The New York Times says that Fleck has “baffled the Grammy awards, winning for country and jazz in the same year and also winning in pop, world music, classical crossover and, yes, folk.”
In 2013, Béla began touring with his wife, Abigail Washburn, a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who spent her early years performing with the band Uncle Earl and The Sparrow Quartet and later became known for joining the banjo with Far East culture and sounds. Together, Fleck and Washburn have been crowned “The King and Queen of the Banjo” by Paste Magazine. In 2016, the duo took home the Grammy for Best Folk Album. NPR calls Fleck and Washburn “two American musical treasures” and says that “together they are a timeless power that must be witnessed.”
Tickets are $49 General Admission / $19 SOU Student with valid student ID. Tickets are available online by CLICKING HERE or at the Box Office: 541-552-6348.
NOTE: Tickets will only be available online between 12/9/19 and 1/5/20 as the OCA box office will be closed.