Abigail Washburn made her name as the leader of The Sparrow Quartet, a folk and bluegrass group that features her husband, Bela Fleck. Since then, she's stepped out on her own with two great solo albums, including this year's City of Refuge. It's another offering replete with folk and bluegrass, but it also demonstrates Washburn's efforts to break the mold of the modern folk singer. There are orchestral strings, East Asian influences, even a mariachi horn section.
Hear Washburn perform live in the WXPN studios and discuss the finer points of her new album with host David Dye.
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