Béla and Abby go full metal banjo

If you are an online comedy aficionado, you may be familiar with a site called The AV Club, which is a kissin’ cousin to the popular parody news site, The Onion. Fun music videos are a big part of their output, including their A.V. Undercover series, where a wide spectrum of bands visit their studio to perform covers, typically from well outside their normal repertoire.

The most recent video comes from Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, who stopped in for a double banjo version of Swedish rockers Europe’s The Final Countdown from 1986.



There’s also a fun behind-the-scenes video available at avclub.com.

Béla and Abby are on tour this Summer, including some dates with Punch Brothers. Check the show schedule online. Not sure if this one will make the set.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.