It’s one of the most distinctive instruments in the world. A sweet, twangy voice with the high-pitch punch to cut through the clutter and make its shimmering statement. The banjo is synonymous with the intimate storytelling of old-time folk and country music, and it holds a very special place in our hearts. Music has the power to heal and to bring people together, and this wildly expressive instrument has been at the forefront of that tradition for ages. If you’ve ever heard of the powerhouse duo, Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck, you know what we’re talking about.