12 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This husband-and-wife team of banjo players set aside time in 2013 to do a duo tour and celebrate the birth of their son Juno. Now they follow that up with a voice-and-banjo recording—they actually used seven types of banjos to fill out these arrangements. The material sticks to Appalachian traditions, ranging from the murder ballad “Pretty Polly” to an innovative take on “Working on the Railroad” to a couple of kids' pieces from Bela Bartok, as well as originals. Washburn’s immediate but pure voice appears on several pieces, while Fleck handles much of the instrumental soloing throughout.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This husband-and-wife team of banjo players set aside time in 2013 to do a duo tour and celebrate the birth of their son Juno. Now they follow that up with a voice-and-banjo recording—they actually used seven types of banjos to fill out these arrangements. The material sticks to Appalachian traditions, ranging from the murder ballad “Pretty Polly” to an innovative take on “Working on the Railroad” to a couple of kids' pieces from Bela Bartok, as well as originals. Washburn’s immediate but pure voice appears on several pieces, while Fleck handles much of the instrumental soloing throughout.

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