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Random Weekend Post: Abigail Washburn on the Blue Plate Special

Posted in Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck, The Sparrow Quartet, youtube on August 1, 2009 by AmericanaPulse

Here’s a clip I found of Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet performing onWDVX’s Blue Plate Special. The Blue Plate Special is a live performance that takes place every weekday at noon in downtown Knoxville. The shows are always free to the public and are broadcast live on WDVX and You can see a full schedule and link to more videos on the Blue Plate Special page at

The Sparrow Quartet is Abigail Washburn on banjo and vocals, Bela Fleck on banjo, Casey Driessen on violin, and Ben Sollee on Cello.

China Songs

Posted in Abigail Washburn, David Bowie, Greg Brown, Kim Richey, R.E.M. on August 16, 2008 by AmericanaPulse

Just a quick post for the weekend…

Of course, the Olympics have been going on for the last week or so in Beijing, China. It’s all I’ve been able to watch for the most part… swimming, diving, gymnastics, team handball, women’s power lifting, beach volleyball, water polo… you name it. I’ve been enthralled by it.

Consequently, I’ve also had a few China related tunes on my mind this past week. Here are a few that have been on repeat inside my head this past week.

Greg Brown: China (Buy Album)
David Bowie: China Girl (Live from VH1 Storytellers) (Buy Album)
Kim Richey: Chinese Boxes (Acoustic Version) (Buy Album)
Abigail Washburn: Song of the Traveling Daughter (Chinese) (Buy Album)
R.E.M.: 7 Chinese Brothers (Buy Album)