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  • Media Alert: Abigail Washburn Confirmed to Open for Steve Martin’s Performance With the Steep Canyon Rangers at Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Oct. 28, 2009
  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009

    WHAT:

    Singer/songwriter and banjo player Abigail Washburn is confirmed to open for Steve Martin’s performance with The Steep Canyon Rangers at Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 28, 2009.

    "A daring, definite talent, whose feel for the folk idiom results in moving material. Soulful is the word"-- Wall Street Journal

    "Washburn stomped and skipped through fiery Appalachian takes on the local songs of Sichuan. Her bilingualism's no gimmick; she nails the dips and peaks of pitch while leading her band in scorching variations on simple, repetitive traditional melodies…” – L.A. Times

    “{Abigail Washburn is} an artist who best embodies the notion of Americana as a worldwide musical language" – The Tennessean

    For a full bio, please visit: http://www.abigailwashburn.com/

    Iconic comedian, actor, author and songwriter Steve Martin makes a very special appearance at Walt Disney Concert Hall to perform songs from his new album, The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo, which currently sits at the top of the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart. This performance follows his recent sell out at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. Martin won a Grammy for his collaboration with Earl Scruggs on Foggy Mountain Breakdown in 2001, and was recently nominated for 6 International Bluegrass Music Awards.

    WHO:

    STEVE MARTIN PERFORMING WITH THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS
    An Evening of Bluegrass & Banjo
    ABIGAIL WASHBURN

    WHEN:

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 8 p.m.

    HOW TO PURCHASE:

    Tickets ($39– $94) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card by phone at 323.850.2000.

    CONTACT:

    LA Phil Press Office
    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org
    Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org

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  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org; Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org