Abigail Washburn

Bluegrass songstress Abigail Washburn made her debut with Song of the Traveling Daughter in 2005. Produced by the legendary Béla Fleck, it includes appearances by cellist Ben Sollee and Jordan McConnell of The Duhks. The pluck of banjo conjures the spirit of old-time mountain music with a fresh flare on “Sometimes,” “Rockabye Dixie,” “Coffee’s Cold,” And “Eve Stole the Apple.” Pop Matters raved, “Washburn’s album is a genuine find, a recording with a purpose beyond music and into the heart — perhaps the very key to bluegrass and its recent revival.” The Song of the Traveling Daughter gave the world a new troubadour who’s still traversing new musical territory to this day.