Thursday, August 19, 2010
– Abigail Washburn, member of Uncle Earl and a clawhammer banjo player, will preview her forthcoming album this September during the "Prelude Tour."
Washburn will release "City of Refuge" in early 2011 with producer Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens).
Straight from a tour of China, the band will feature songwriting collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Kai Welch, drummer Jamie Dick, bassist Jared Engel and fiddler Rob Hecht.
Recorded in Nashville, Washburn and Tucker received help from Welch, guitarist Bill Frisell, old time fiddler Rayna Gellert and guzheng (the ancient Chinese zither) master Wu Fei. Ketch Secor and Morgan Jahnig of Old Crow Medicine Show, Chris Funk from The Decemberists and Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket.
Tour dates are:
Aug. 29 - Charleston, WV Mountain Stage Radio Show
Sept. 8 - Nashville, TN AMA Showcase at the Station Inn
Sept. 10 - Goshen, IN LVD's
Sept. 11 - Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
Sept. 12 - Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
Sept. 16 - Bloomington, IN Lotus World Music Festival
Sept. 21 - Vienna, VA Jammin' Java
Sept. 22 - Annapolis, MD Ram's Head on Stage
Sept. 24 - New York, NY Joe's Pub
Sept. 25 - Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall
Sept. 27 - Northampton, MA Iron Horse
Sept. 28 - Somerville, MA Johnny D's
Sept. Sept 29 - Middlebury, VT Middlebury, VT