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While in Nashville, she met KC Groves, with whom she helped to form Uncle Earl - an all-female old timey folk string band. After winning second place in a songwriting contest at MerleFest, Washburn went to work on her debut solo album for Nettwerk Records. That album was produced by banjo master Bela Fleck, and included appearances by cellist Ben Sollee. Together these three artists and Casey Driessen would form the Sparrow Quartet.
Along with the Sparrow Quartet, Washburn toured China before returning to the States and recording their first self-titled album. This album was well-received and landed the Quartet on the roster of several major festivals in the States, including JazzFest and Bonnaroo.