180 Gram Vinyl Record
The follow-up to Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn's 2014 self-titled debut
The second full-length album from the husband-and-wife duo, exploring new territory by restricting their creative path: They only used banjos for this latest set of songs, ensuring all recordings could be reproduced live. The resulting conversations they have — a mix of original songs (all co-written for the first time in their career as a duo) and covers of Clarence Ashley and Sarah Ogan Gunning — reveal a quiet muscularity.
The limitations, rather than stripping away their imaginative prowess, instead lay fecund ground. If 2017 really is the "Year of the Banjo," then Béla and Abby are its exciting exemplars, showcasing just how much fun can be had on the edge.
|1. Over The Divide|
|2. Take Me To Harlan|
|3. Let It Go|
|4. Don't Let It Bring You Down|
|5. Sally In The Garden / Big Country / Molly Put The Kettle On|
|6. My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains|
|7. Hello Friend|
|8. If I Could Talk To A Younger Me|
|9. On This Winding Road|
|10. Come All You Coal Miners|
|11. Bloomin' Rose|