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Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn - Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival

Date: March 05, 2017

Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Address: 39 Beach Lagoon Road Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Age Range: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Banjo superstar Béla Fleck, nominated in more categories than any instrumentalist in Grammy history, will be joined by his wife, clawhammer banjoist and singer Abigail Washburn for a toe tapping good time on March 5th, as part of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.

A reviewer for The Guardian has written: “He is surely the finest banjo player on the planet, a virtuoso who can switch from bluegrass to classical, jazz and African styles…while she has fused the sounds of Appalachia with Chinese folk. If anyone can convince a skeptical world of the beauty of the banjo, it is this pair.” 

Banjoist Béla Fleck is renowned worldwide for his innovation, creativity and technical proficiency. A force in classical, bluegrass, jazz, pop and rock, he has virtually reinvented the image and sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career with the bands New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. 

The recipient of multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, Béla Fleck's total Grammy count is 16 won with another 30 nominations. He has been nominated in more different musical categories than anyone in Grammy history. In 2013, he joined forces with his wife, acclaimed clawhammer banjoist and singer Abigail Washburn. Their debut album, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, took home the 2016 Grammy for Best Folk album.

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About Amelia Island

Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.