Sunday, January 6, 2008

Journey Home

Abigail Washburn in China.

I was very touched by this portrait of an American in a far away land. So, even if there's not much fiddle content, I thought I'd pass it along.

I'd heard Uncle Earl's Hongshao Rou variation on 'Streak 'O Lean, Streak 'O Fat', and seen the kung fu clogger video. Then, I came across this audio file with translation-

But, today, I searched around YouTube for Abigail Washburn. Now I understand the scope of her travels in China. There's some really interesting videos of her Sparrow Quartet playing with traditional Chinese musicians. She didn't just 'spend some time in China'.

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