Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet

We saw Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet at the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday evening. Excellent show.

Abigail Washburn is a folk musician and the Sparrow Quartet was formed for the purpose of traveling and performing in China. They stayed together after their return and have released a self titled cd with American folk music combined with Chinese folk music.

One of my favorite cuts on the cd is Taiyang Chulai, an energetic traditional Chinese folk song. Another favorite track is Captain which was written by the quartet.

The musicians were all very engaging in person. The house was full and at the end, everyone was buzzing with approval.

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