City of Refuge
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||Prelude||Abigail Washburn||0:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||City of Refuge||Abigail Washburn||3:42||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Bring Me My Queen||Abigail Washburn||4:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Chains||Abigail Washburn||3:51||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Ballad of Treason||Abigail Washburn||3:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Last Train||Abigail Washburn||3:55||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Burn Thru||Abigail Washburn||4:26||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Corner Girl||Abigail Washburn||3:24||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Dreams of Nectar||Abigail Washburn||5:51||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Devine Bell||Abigail Washburn||2:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bright Morning Stars||Abigail Washburn||4:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Taiyang Chulai (Live at Johnny D's)||Abigail Washburn||2:45||$1.29||View In iTunes|
|BookletDigital Booklet - City of Refuge||Abigail Washburn||--||Album Only||View In iTunes|
On her third release banjoist, singer, and songwriter Abigail Washburn blends Appalachian folk, bluegrass, pop, and subtle East Asian influences into a gorgeous set of songs. Working with songwriting partner and multi-instrumentalist Kai Welch the two craft some remarkable tunes, with arrangements that place Washburn’s lovely, lilting voice and evocative lyrics into a wide range of settings. There’s banjo-driven folk (“Corner Girl,” the title track), chamber pop (“Chains”), gospel (the near a cappella “Bright Morning Stars”), and full ensembles featuring orchestrated strings, keyboards, horns, and percussion (“Bring Me My Queen,” “Ballad of Treason,” “Dreams of Nectar”). Washburn and Welch are joined by a host of first rate musicians on City of Refuge, including bassist Viktor Krauss, guitarist Bill Frisell, members of My Morning Jacket and the Decemberists, and drummer Tucker Martine, who also produced the album. Presented with such stellar material this cast really shines and collectively they create countless beautiful passages. Lushly detailed and emotionally rich, City of Refuge is inspired from start to finish.
The most original woman in modern folk does it again
And what else would we expect from Abigail Washburn?
"Inventive" is an understatement- this album pulls themes from folk, blues, gospel, americana, and (of course) Chinese folk and weaves them into a cohesive collection of songs with impressive variety and power. Each song has it's own feel, but each is beautifully written and performed. City of Refuge sings to you intimately, like a lover from the other side of the bed; yet, it shines with a radiant message of hope, carried not only on Abigail's angelic voice, but with a myriad of other instruments and performers. Truly a flawless album. This may be the best 10 dollars you will spend all year.
Nice chill and relaxing I dig it!!!!
Ok. I like it
New crisp clear bluegrass rooted natural lyric'd good music. Pleases my day.
Born: November 10, 1979 in Evanston, IL
Years Active: '00s, '10s