Abigail Washburn

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation DisTIL Fellow 2018–20

Exploring the ways we can disperse and share power through the co-creation of silence

Grammy award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn is a 2018 – 2020 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation DisTIL Fellow at Carolina Performing Arts.

A fluent speaker of Mandarin with profound connections to communities and traditions both global and local, she is known for creating inventive cross-cultural takes on folk and old-time music. 

Find information about her upcoming DisTIL events at soundsilence.org.

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