Abigail Washburn
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Saw you tonight in Sydney - fantastic and wonderful. Thank you!


Abigail Washburn responded on 07/18/2018
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Sorry for my delay...life!

THANK YOU!!

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Thank you for a beautiful show last night. It was my birthday present. I just started learning banjo. I'm taking clawhammer lessons. Why did you choose clawhammer? I also think the banjo my sweet husband got me is...prettier than it is functional. Any thoughts on a good first banjo? Any thoughts on explaining replacing it to my husband? Thank you!!!


Abigail Washburn responded on 07/18/2018
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Hi Jami!

I started playing clawhammer after listening to Doc Watson play clawhammer on a recording. I love the trance-like sound. I also love that the clawhammer banjo is something that is played by a lot of women, and is part of the communal culture of Appalachian old time playing. There are starter models that Deering and Gold Tone make that are fine banjos for getting started. I started with a Deering beginner model. As for you husband, I'm going to phone a friend...

Hi Jami - Noelle here. I'm not married, so am probably not the best person to ask, but I would make a bad pun to shift the focus. "Thanks for the banjo, but let's leave the pickin' to me."

- Abby + Noelle

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Hi Abigail! I'm hoping you still use this site! I have fallen in love with your song, "Ride to U." I tear up every time I hear it. Could you provide some insight on the meaning? I love your work! Best, Marianne


Abigail Washburn responded on 07/18/2018
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Hi Marianne,

"Ride to U" was my response to a friend who's wife was dying of cancer. I was thinking about his ride to visit her at the hospital each day, and the idea that after she's gone, how she could look back from the other side and think of him from there.

I'm glad it resonates with you.

- Abby

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Hi Abigail,
Any plans on a family trip to Australia?
Regards, Les.


Abigail Washburn responded on 09/09/2015
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Hi Les ~ we are working on a block of Oz dates... 2016!

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If I want to book you for our annual event at the Franklin Theatre, do I contact ali@billions.com? Former participants have included Vince Gill, Marcus Hummon, Amy Grant, former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, David Wilcox, & Becca Stevens. We'd LOVE to have you. All the best, Al Andrews www.porterscall.com


Abigail Washburn responded on 09/09/2015
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Hi Al ~ I think we may have already been in touch by email. Ali forwarded your note on to me... but if not... my email address is carissa.stolting@icloud.com

- Carissa (Abigail's manager)

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Are you doing the Christmas card thing this year?


Abigail Washburn responded on 12/09/2014
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Yes, you can sign up here to get a card!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XwMaWBb...

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want to exchange christmas cards
again this year?


Abigail Washburn responded on 12/09/2014
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Yes, you can sign up here to get a card!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XwMaWBb...

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Are you working on a new album? I have all of them and can't get enough.


Abigail Washburn responded on 11/06/2014
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Hi John - yes! Just released the latest collaboration with Bela Fleck, October 7th.

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Do you think a tour of the UK is a possiblity


Abigail Washburn responded on 11/06/2014
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yes! In either November 2015 or January 2016… or both!