WSCP 5: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

 

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00:00:00 - Show Introduction 00:01:10 - Performance: "Looking Glass" (Michael Johnathon)

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Keywords: Looking Glass (Song); Michael Johnathon (Artist)

Subjects: banjos

00:03:55 - Welcome / Artist Introduction

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Segment Synopsis: Johnathon introduces Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn and the show's celebration of the banjo.

00:05:06 - Performance: "Railroad" (Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn)

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Keywords: "Railroad" (Song); Abigail Washburn (Artist); Banjo (Instrument); Banjo music; Bela Fleck (Artist)

Subjects: banjos; folk music

00:09:04 - Interview 1: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Segment Synopsis: Fleck & Washburn reflect on vocal styles, child-rearing, and discusses their relationship and the story of how they first met. Commentary on Bela Fleck's style of playing the banjo.

Keywords: Abigail Washburn (Artist); Bela Fleck (Artist); Children; Musical styles; Nashville (TN); Personal relationship; Pregnancy; Square dancing; Vocal styles

Subjects: banjos; child rearing

00:12:22 - Performance: "Banjo Banjo" (Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn)

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Keywords: Abigail Washburn (Artist); Banjo music; Bela Fleck (Artist)

Subjects: banjos; folk music

00:17:39 - Interview 2: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Segment Synopsis: Fleck and Washburn reflect on raising a child as performing and touring artists.

Keywords: Banjo Styles; Banjo music; Parenting; Touring

Subjects: banjos; concerts; folk music

00:20:07 - Perfomance: "Ride to U" (Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn)

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Segment Synopsis: Fleck and Washburn perform the song "Ride to U."

Keywords: Abigail Washburn (Artist); Banjo (Instrument); Banjo music; Bela Fleck (Artist); Ride to U (Song)

Subjects: banjos; folk music

00:24:57 - Interview 3: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Segment Synopsis: Fleck & Washburn on varied types of banjos they used to create a rich sound on their most recent album

Keywords: Abigail Washburn (Artist); Banjo (Cello); Banjo (Fretless); Bela Fleck (Artist); Cello Banjo; Fretless Banjo; Timbre; Tone

Subjects: banjos; musical instruments

00:26:03 - Performance: "Little Birdie" (Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn)

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Keywords: Abigail Washburn (Artist); Bela Fleck (Artist); Little Birdie (Song); banjo (Instrument)

Subjects: banjos; folk music

00:30:29 - Break 00:31:14 - Woodsongs Kid: Madison Shepherd, "Mississippi Sawyer" (Interview and Performance)

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Segment Synopsis: Madison Shepherd from West Jefferson, NC performs the song "Mississippi Sawyer."

Keywords: Banjo (Instrument); Madison Shepherd (Artist); Mississippi Sawyer (Song); West Jefferson (NC)

Subjects: banjos

00:33:49 - Performance: "Shotgun Blues" (Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn)

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Keywords: Abigail Washburn (Artist); Banjo (Instrument); Bela Fleck (Artist); Shotgun Blues (Song)

Subjects: banjos; folk music

00:37:27 - Interview 4: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Segment Synopsis: Fleck & Washburn on picking styles, Fleck's banjo background in Lexington, KY

Keywords: Abigail Washburn (Artist); Bela Fleck (Artist); Lexington (KY); banjo (Instrument)

Subjects: banjos; bluegrass; musical instruments; progressive bluegrass

00:39:14 - Performance: "Am I Born to Die" (Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn)

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Keywords: Abigail Washburn (Artist), Am I Born to Die (Song); Bela Fleck (Artist); banjo (Instrument)

Subjects: banjos; folk music

00:43:33 - Interview 5: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Segment Synopsis: Fleck & Washburn on picking styles, playing together, and the "rippling" sound of banjos

Keywords: Abigail Washburn (Artist); Banjo (Open Back); Banjo music; Banjo styles; Bela Fleck (Artist); Clawhammer (Banjo style); Old-time music

Subjects: banjos; folk music; musical instruments; old time music

00:45:31 - Performance: "New South Africa" (Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn)

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Keywords: Abigail Washburn (Artist); Bela Fleck (Artist); New South Africa (Song); banjo (Instrument)

Subjects: banjos; folk music

00:51:26 - Coda: Michael Johnathon

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Segment Synopsis: Johnathon closes the show with a reflection on the role of Love in music, art, and family.

00:53:30 - Closing Credits / From the Woodsongs Archive: "Lonesome Fiddler Blues" (Sam Bush and Sierra Hall)

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Keywords: Lonesome Fiddler Blues (Song); Sam Bush (Artist); Sierra Hall (Artist); Woodsongs Archive