Published On: Wed, Nov 15th, 2017

Video Premiere: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn’s new single, Don’t Let It Bring You Down, is taken from their forthcoming album Echo In The Valley, out on 5 January 2018 via Rounder Records. Watch the video for Don’t Let It Bring You Down here!




Sixteen-times Grammy winner Bela Fleck says of the new collaboration: “Don’t Let it Bring You Down is a direct response to the election cycle. Not only did I hate what was happening, but we both have very good friends and family who felt the opposite. When the election happened, some us were so shattered we couldn’t function normally. That’s what inspired this song.




“We can’t let current events take away our hope or our desire to see the world move in a positive direction. And we can’t deny our friends who disagree with us.”

“This song is a mantra for me,” adds Abigail Washburn, “a mantra that helps me process the divisiveness of the recent elections and of the way the media represents current events. I believe we need to cut through the noise of ratings-driven media and not let it suck us into deeper misunderstandings. We need to keep our heads up, listen with compassion, and find the way through.”


Béla Fleck

Echo In The Valley is on the most hotly anticipated albums of early 2018. Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn’s first self-titled album won pair the 2016 Grammy for Best Folk Album.

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