Abigail Washburn

Banjo Player

Birthday November 10, 1977

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Illinois

Age 46 years old

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Illinois-born banjo player most famous for her work with the bands Sparrow Quartet and Uncle Earl. As a solo artist she is known for albums like "City of Refuge", which hit #2 on the U.S. Bluegrass Charts in 2011.

Before Fame

She was the first person to major in East Asian Studies at Colorado College.


She and Sparrow Quartet became the first American band ever to tour Tibet.

Family Life

She married renowned banjo player Bela Fleck of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

Associated With

Her and Uncle Earl's album "Waterloo, TN" was produced by Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones.