• Abigail Washburn

Evanston native Abigail Washburn began playing the banjo less than a decade ago, but since then she’s been burning it up. She’s a quick study (her clawhammer technique is good enough to have attracted Bela Fleck as a steady collaborator), voraciously curious, with a still-growing range—something she makes abundantly clear on her latest album, City of Refuge (Rounder).