Abigail Washburn

If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and musicmaking as one’s model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation
to that tradition. She—a singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based claw-hammer banjo player—is every bit as interested in the present and the future as she is in the past, and every bit as attuned to the global as she is to the local.