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From Wikipedia… The Sparrow Quartet is an American acoustic music group that formed in 2005. Its members include Abigail Washburn (banjo and voice), Béla Fleck (banjo), Casey Driessen (violin), and Ben Sollee (cello). The group is known for its mixture of old-time music with Chinese lyrics and melodies, owing to Washburn's long-standing interest in Chinese culture.

The band released their debut album, Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet, on May 20, 2008 on Nettwerk Records. Following the album's release, the… read more

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  • Abigail stopped by Amoeba San Fran for a live set. Check out the video! http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/videos/abigail-washburn.html
  • Just heard the song "It Ain't Easy" during the credits of a great movie "Into Temptation." Check it out.
  • Loved their concert last night :-)
  • They covered Eleanor Rigby when I saw them in concert and it was amazing. Anyone know where I might find a recording of it? Thanks!
  • Spotlight for Abigail and the quartet's upcoming Outside Lands performance: http://consequenceofsound.net/2008/08/17/outside-lands-spotlight-abigail-washburn-the-sparrow-quartet/
  • glowing review of the new album from Wears The Trousers magazine: http://www.wearsthetrousers.com/2008/07/28/abigail-washburn-the-sparrow-quartet-st-2008/
  • 2nd! this CD is amazing.

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