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Abigail Washburn

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 35
Soup Big Like

I feel like my kind of music is a big pot of different spices. It's a soup with all kinds of ingredients in it.

- Abigail Washburn

More Through Learned

As a child, I went to peace and ERA marches on the back of my mom and grandmother. Through them I learned that I wanted to find a way to make the world a more kind, compassionate place.

- Abigail Washburn

Thought Career Could

My parents played the radio, but music was never an obsession or something that I thought I could call a career.

- Abigail Washburn

Play Always Pretty

I played piano and was always in the choir. I tried to play flute because all the pretty girls played flute.

- Abigail Washburn

Chinese Most Feels

For most Americans, my Chinese music feels like a novelty, and it's not what it is for me.

- Abigail Washburn

Artist Doing I Think

I have a general sense of mission, and I intuitively know when something is influencing that mission. I think this is what I'm supposed to be doing. Doors keep opening. In the end, it's the best use of my skills. I've finally consented to the idea that I'm an artist.

- Abigail Washburn

Comforting Like About

I feel like the one insight that's extremely comforting to me about the world is that we all share the same pool of emotion that we draw from.

- Abigail Washburn

My Life New Colony

I reside in a new colony for the Chinese-singing banjo player, with a population of one. At least I have something I have to do with my life.

- Abigail Washburn

Change Music Believe

I believe in music because it has the power of change.

- Abigail Washburn

About Grandpa Nursing

'Halo' I wrote with my grandpa in his nursing home. When I went to visit him, he'd often comment on my halo. But of course, I couldn't see. And he always - he had pictures of Jesus with these beautiful halos. And so I asked him if he'd write a song with me about Jesus' halo.

- Abigail Washburn

Learn More Noticed

I've noticed that the more I open up, the more I learn.

- Abigail Washburn

Get Around

I do get around. Geographically, that is.

- Abigail Washburn

New Becoming Old

I believe in the old, because it shows us where we come from - where our souls have risen from. And I believe in the new, because it gives us the opportunity to create who we are becoming.

- Abigail Washburn

Musicians Play Belong

I'm no ethnomusicologist. There is a connection between the five-note scale used both in traditional Chinese music and the blues, but I don't really understand it. All I know is, whenever I play with Chinese musicians, we seem to belong to the same musical gene pool.

- Abigail Washburn

Needs Sure Louder

My whole drive is to make sure that music is a common space where we search for beauty and share it. It needs to be louder than any conversation. That's where we have to go as a human race.

- Abigail Washburn

Say Guess Could

I'm, I guess you could say, the Chinese-speaking, banjo-picking girl.

- Abigail Washburn

College Nashville Some

I was born in Evanston, Illinois. I spent my elementary and part of my junior high school years in a D.C. suburb. And then I spent my high school years in Minnesota. And then I spent my college years in Colorado. And then I spent some time living in China. And then I spent three years in Vermont before moving down to Nashville.

- Abigail Washburn

Nation Everyone Refuge

I do see music as complete refuge. It's a universal home, complete common ground between everyone; it comes from a place that has no nation and no boundaries around it.

- Abigail Washburn

Sense Will Still

I would still describe China as a vast, invigorating puzzle that will never make sense to my western upbringing.

- Abigail Washburn

Love Process Like

China was the first time I truly felt like an outsider. I fell in love with the process of trying to become intimate with the culture.

- Abigail Washburn