Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Two 2024 Grammy Nominations!

Best Global Music Performance 
Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain ft. Rakesh Chaurasia – "Pashto"

Best Instrumental Composition
Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia – "Motion"

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, known as the "king and queen of the banjo," will be performing their unique blend of banjo music in a not-to-be-missed performance. Fleck, a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner, has taken the banjo across multiple genres and is considered by many to be the world's premier banjo player. Washburn is a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who has combined the banjo with Far East culture and sounds.

The two have a musical partnership like no other. 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, their performance feels wildly innovative and familiar at the same time. Their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles make theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet.

Seating map in the files below.

Join us for more! Join us in the Davies Lounge at 6:30 pm for a pre-show musical instrument exploration with Teilhard Frost.

About Teilhard Frost:

A multi-instrumentalist, instrument maker, and music educator, Teilhard Frost specializes in traditional Appalachian folk music. He was raised on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario, spending time with the elder fiddlers in the area. At the age of three he was given a jaw harp and harmonica by his father, his mother gave him a fiddle, and a record of Kentucky fiddle tunes. He has continued to play them all ever since. Teilhard is a founding member of acclaimed act Sheesham, Lotus and Son, who have indelibly changed the way people think of old-time folk music. He lives on Wolfe Island in the St. Lawrence River where he makes banjos, teaches old time music and enjoys family life with his partner and their two daughters. 

Teilhard is a City of Kingston Teaching Artist and YGK Music Artist, who also participated in Kingston Grand Theatre’s Local Arts Residency in 2021 with Michael Duggan.  

Learn more about Teilhard here. 


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