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Song of the Traveling Daughter album for sale by Abigail Washburn was released Aug 02, 2005 on the Nettwerk America label. Abigail Washburn was busy during the first half of 2005, laying down tracks for her first solo album on Nettwerk and serving as a member of Uncle Earl on Rounder. Song of the Traveling Daughter is an apt title for the type of folk music Washburn makes: acoustic, easygoing, and tuneful. Songs like "Sometimes" and "Rockabye Dixie" give the impression of being traditional, and Washburn's simple, old-style banjo accompaniment deepens this impression. Song of the Traveling Daughter CD music contains a single disc with 14 songs. ...See Full Description
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||Unique and enjoyable mix|
I found this music to be an unique and enjoyable mix of traditional american music and Chinese tunes. It never would have occured to me to mix American banjo with Chinese themes.
By Kevin (Montclair, NJ)
It's as though the Silk Road passed through Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music and found a medium in the body of Abigail Washburn.
By cfrobetterdays (Vancouver, Canada)
Delightful! And how interesting to hear the similarity of between Western and Asian elements, and how beautifully they blend. Inventive, original, and beautiful.
By Leslie (Santa Barbara, CA)
||Chinese Old-time Music|
A delightful CD. Some of the tracks are in English, some in Chinese. The tunes vary somewhere in the realm of Chinese music and old-time American music.
By Alan (Berkeley, CA)
||The music is unimagative, her voice is horrendous|
Abigail Washburn is what I consider talentless. Her voice is annoying, grating and amateurish to say the least. I would give this no star if I could.
By Jacque (New York New York)
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Song of the Traveling Daughter songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||6884637|
|Release Date||Aug 02, 2005|
|Producer||Reid Scelza; Bela Fleck; Abigail Washburn|
|Recording Time||47 minutes|
|Personnel||Tim Lauer - accordion, keyboards|
B+¬la Fleck - steel guitar, banjo
Ryan Hoyle - drums, cymbals, djembe, shaker, tambourine, percussion
Abigail Washburn - vocals, banjo
Amanda Kowalski - double bass
Ben Colee - cello
Jordan McConnell - guitar, whistle, Uilleann pipe
Also: Casey Driessen
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