• Throw Down Your Heart in Tucson

    Throw Down Your Heart, the documentary film on Béla Fleck's journey of discovery to Africa to explore the banjo's roots, is set to screen on Thursday (10/9) at the Tucson Film & Music Festival. The film was directed by Béla's brother,

  • Christmas banjo from Bela and the Flecktones

    Renowned banjo master Béla Fleck has recorded a Christmas project in collaboration with his touring band, The Flecktones. Jingle All The Way contains their arrangements of familiar Christmas and holiday music, and is expected for release on Rounder Records September

  • Sparrow Quartet to open Woodstock Film Festival

    The Sparrow Quartet will be kicking off this year's Woodstock Film Festival with a concert. The concert will take place at the Bearsville Theater west of downtown Woodstock, on October 1, 2008. The Sparrow Quartet is lead by Abigail Washburn and

  • Sparrow Quartet at Newsweek.com

    The July 21, 2008 issue of Newsweek magazine included a feature on banjo player, vocalist and songwriter Abigail Washburn and her current touring and recording venue, Sparrow Quartet. The magazine's Brian Braiker caught up with Abby and fellow quartet members B?©la

  • Sparrow Quartet on Woodsongs

    Video of a recent performance by Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet on the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour can now be viewed online. The group is composed of Abby on clawhammer banjo and vocals, Bela Fleck on 3 finger banjo,

  • Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet

    Folk musician Abigail Washburn has certainly raised awareness of the banjo around the world in recent years. She has collaborated with banjo great Bela Fleck, along with cellist Ben Sollee and fiddler Casey Driessen, to bring American banjo music to

  • Abby and Bela on WDVX

    On today's (4/3) edition of Blue Plate Special on WDVX, Abigail Washburn & Sparrow Quartet featuring B?©la Fleck will perform. The show airs at noon (EDT) from the Knoxville, TN studios of WDVX before a live audience, ahead of their

  • Bela Fleck film wins fan choice award

    Earlier this month, Bela Fleck's documentary film, Throw Down Your Heart, was premiered at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival in Austin, TX. SXSW is a 5 day festival that is a combination of trade show and festival for

  • Bela Fleck – Throw Down Your Heart

    Cross-genre and cross-cultural banjo icon Béla Fleck journeyed through several African nations last year in an effort to learn more about the music and people from whence the banjo originated. He visited Uganda, Tanzania, Gambia and Mali and met and