Bluegrass With A Red Tint

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  1. KenH

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    Bluegrass With A Red Tint

    Abigail Washburn's sound is a mash-up of old-timey Americana and Chinese tradition.


    Brian Braiker
    NEWSWEEK
    Updated: 12:54 PM ET Jul 11, 2008

    Abigail Washburn is sitting on a bench in New York's Battery Park City on a recent afternoon, the Statue of Liberty standing at attention just beyond the water's edge. Tourists stop to snap photos, buy trinkets, get panhandled. Washburn is herself a fellow traveler: her touring band, the Sparrow Quartet, will play a set of free old-timey music in about an hour—Americana for the masses at just about the spot where so many got their first view of America. So it proves almost too poetic when five new-timey Chinese businessmen in natty tailored suits drift by. Washburn, who excels at putting herself in uncomfortable situations, approaches them—every inch an American girl under a tumble of curls—and asks, in Mandarin, "Where in China are you from?" The alpha suit in the group, briefly startled, answers: "Beijing." Washburn continues, in Chinese, "I've been to Beijing so many times. I'm a musician and we're performing here tonight." He waves, edging away. "We'll come back."

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    I bet the banjo could really take off in China

    Ken, that banjo Abigal played you could tell it has been played alot.

    I think the banjo could really take off in China they like that sound it is not exactly like this instrument but similar in ways.


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    Thanks for posting all this bluegrass arts it is truely is a break from all the "liberals are the devil" "Socialism boo!" and of course 'NWO boo!" that seems to be every other topic.
     
  3. KenH

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    You are quite welcome. :)
     

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