Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Announce New Album ‘Echo In The Valley’ & Share Single

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Husband-wife banjo players Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn have detailed a new album entitled Echo In The Valley. Rounder Records will release the couple’s new LP featuring the single “Don’t Let It Get You Down” on October 20.

The 11-track Echo In The Valley follows-up the pair’s 2014 self-titled debut album. The new record features only Fleck and Washburn performing exclusively on seven different banjos “ranging from a ukulele to an upright bass banjo.” With an emphasis on three finger and clawhammer styles, the arrangements were also required to be able to be performed in a live setting. Outside of some adaptation of traditional tunes, the songs on the record were primarily co-written by Bela and Abigail.

“This time, we really wanted to truly write together,” Bela stated. “We spent a lot of our time on the lyrics, deciding what we want the songs to communicate, both literally and under the surface.”

Head here to pre-order the new album. Premiered by Rolling Stone, stream the lead single “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” below:

Echo In The Valley Tracklist

  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

Tour Dates for
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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