Abigail Washburn, City of Refuge

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.06.11 in Reviews

City of Refuge

Abigail Washburn

With an almost-completely-new team of collaborators, the smoky-voiced, clawhammer banjo-playing Abigail Washburn delivers a gorgeous, emotive LP that marries old-time folk with touches of indie rock. Produced by Tucker Martine and featuring appearances from members of the Decemberists, Old Crow Medicine Show and My Morning Jacket, City of Refuge is made of complex textures and rich vocals — among the highlights are the title track, "Chains" and "Last Train."