Abigail Washburn Announces Album, Tour


On her last release, Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet, Washburn joined forces with Béla Fleck, Casey Driessen and Ben Sollee. For her upcoming album, City of Refuge (due Aug. 31 on Foreign Children Records), Washburn is in the spotlight, but some of her more musical friends—including The Decemberists’ Chris Funk and Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket—contributed to the album, which was produced by Tucker Martine (Sufjan Stevens, Spoon).

Washburn just wrapped a five-date tour with fellow banjo player Steve Martin. Next up is a tour around China, Robyn Hitchcock’s Strade Blue Festival in Italy on July 29th and a U.S. fall tour (details TBA).

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