Mon 6/25 @ 8PM
For almost four decades, Béla Fleck has been acknowledged as one of the towering virtuoso banjo players, a niche he virtually invented. While he’s adept at banjo’s signature genre, bluegrass, he’s also extensively explored jazz, rock, classical and world music. He’s won 15 Grammys and been nominated 30 times in more different categories than any other artist ever and with multiple collaborators, although he’s best known for his work with his own band, the Flecktones. At 59, he’s one of the legends of crossover music.
After touring last year with his wife, banjo player/vocalist Abigail Washburn, behind their latest album Echo in the Valley, he’s back on the road with his legendary band the Flecktones — pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy, bassist Victor Wooten and drummer Roy “Futureman” Wooten. The band was active from 1988-1992 before Levy moved on and continued as a trio with special guests and eventually with sax player Jeff Coffin. The current ensemble is the original foursome.
Tickets are $65-$75. VIP packages, which allow holders to see the band rehearse, are also available.