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Bela Fleck Benefit for Birthplace of Country Music Museum at the Paramount

April 06, 2013 | 12 am

On Saturday, April 6th, 2013, there will be an extraordinary evening of music at the Paramount as the Blue Stocking Club presents Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn in a fundraiser benefiting educational programming for furture Birthplace of Country Music Museum. The show will also include special guests Amber Rubarth, Dave Eggar, and Max ZT. Tickets $35. The show starts at 7p.m.

About the Artists...

With more than a dozen Grammy Awards under his belt-and more nominations in more categories than any other musician-Bela Fleck is without question the most celebrated and technically proficient banjo player in the world. Fleck's groundbreaking, experimental techniques and diverse collaborations with other artists have earned him legendary status.

Declared "a modern classic" by the Boston Globe and a "daring, definite talent" by The Wall Street Journal, Abigail Washburn is a respected solo talent known also for her work with the all female roots band Uncle Earl. It was her interest in Chinese culture that helped inspire Sparrow Quartet, her side project with husband Bela Fleck, renowned violinist Casey Driessen and innovative cellist Ben Sollee.

Produced by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Kings of Leon), Amber Rubarth's fifth album, A Common Case of Disappearing, debuted at number 13 on iTunes' songwriter chart and features duets with Jason Reeves and Jason Mraz. Acoustic Guitar Magazine raves, "She has developed a unique gift of knocking down walls with songs so strong they sound like classics from another era."

About the Organizations...

The Blue Stocking Club of Bristol, founded in 1920, is our region's oldest women's community service organization benefiting approximately 35 agencies annually. 100% of fundraising profit is given back to the community. Birthplace of County Music Museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, will use proceeds from the fundraiser to implement music programs for children and visitors of all ages. Now under construction, Birthplace of Country Music Museum is slated to open August 2014.