Performance by folk musician Abigail Washburn

Special Musical Performance
Folk Musician
Abigail Washburn
April 11, 7 p.m., North Court, Perkinson Recital Hall

“I see the power of music to connect cultures. I see it when I stand on a stage at a bluegrass festival … and I bust out into a song in Chinese, and everybody's eyes just pop wide open.”
–Abigail Washburn, TED TALK

Abigail Washburn thought she wanted to improve U.S.-China relations by becoming a lawyer. Then she picked up a banjo. Now the singing, songwriting, Chinese-speaking, Nashville-based, clawhammer banjo player uses the power of music to connect cultures. When she toured the Asian continent in 2005 with renowned banjo player (and now husband) Béla Fleck, fiddle virtuoso Casey Driessen, and cellist Ben Sollee, the U.S. government sponsored the tour.

Although this is a free event, registration is required at jepson.richmond.edu/forum or call[masked]-6522.

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  • Pam Kelley B.

    This performance was AWESOME! Abigail Washburn and her violinist and bassist blew me away. She was funny, interesting and oh so talented!! I would rate this five stars if I could figure out how to do so *****

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Shari A.

    I am sorry we were not able to meet last night, but I am glad you enjoyed the performance. It was definitely different than anything I had been to previously. I really enjoyed it.

    April 12, 2014

  • Priscilla

    So sorry guys, work deal came up last minute, so will be out of town this weekend, have fun for me, really hated to miss out on this! Be good, definitely catch you all next time~!

    April 10, 2014

    • Priscilla

      Too cool!

      April 12, 2014

    • Priscilla

      I have a few favorite japanese punk albums, but I will definitely have to catch up with you all for any other similar venues :) !

      April 12, 2014

  • Shari A.

    Since this venue is small, I plan enter the performance hall as soon as I arrive. Please look for me in a short-sleeved turquoise knit top. I will see you there! They expect many no shows, so please consider coming to the concert even if you don't have a ticket.

    April 10, 2014

    • DJ

      I'm a guy. What color is turquoise? Because there will be so many people there, a detailed description will help in identifying you. I am wearing a purple turtleneck shirt with a black or gray jacket.

      April 11, 2014

    • lauri

      I was there but not able to find you all. It was indeed a wonderful performance.

      April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    DJIBOUTI, Larry and I are here. We reserved two rows for the group

    April 11, 2014

  • Pam Kelley B.

    I didn't read the part about registering. I just sent an email to U of R to register me, but I see below that it's sold out. I'll show up anyway just in case there's a no-show. Anyone not going that would like to give me their ticket?

    April 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do you still need it Pam?

      April 11, 2014

    • Pam Kelley B.

      No, thanks, Alex. The nice lady of U of R found one for me.

      April 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tickets are sold out. Anyone one has an extra ticket?

    April 10, 2014

    • Priscilla

      Hello Yun- Yes, I have 2 tickets on reserve under 'Priscilla Stolpe', but last minute work deal popped up, and won't be able to go, if you need tickets, just pick up under my name :) Have fun for me ;)

      April 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Priscilla, sorry you can't enjoy it. I will be happy to use one of your tickets. Thank you so much!

      1 · April 10, 2014

  • Larry G.

    Priscilla, I would love your ticket. Thank you.

    April 10, 2014

  • Shari A.

    Although this is a free event, registration is required at [masked]-8980. This venue is small, so if you want to go, please call soon!

    March 28, 2014

    • Larry G.

      I called too late but was told it's common that there are no shows. So I will show up jic.

      April 8, 2014

    • Priscilla

      Hey Larry- I had two tickets on Reserve under Priscilla Stolpe, I just wrote to Yun also, but if you and her only wanted one ticket each, you're more than welcome to have fun on my tickets! Hate missing out, but hopefully you and Yun can have fun double time for me! Cheers, be good!

      April 10, 2014

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