Groundbreaking banjo virtuoso and 16-time Grammy Award-winning artist Béla Fleck performed with the original Flecktones lineup at the Taft Theatre on Sunday, June 30 to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary.
For many, the Flecktones are unquestionably the highlight of Flecks remarkable career thats included multiple all-star collaborations, concertos and orchestral performances, Jazz and World Music projects and more all with his trusty five-string banjo in hand.
Béla Fleck and The Flecktones are a fantastical Jazz Bluegrass hybrid thats won them seven Grammy Awards. The genre-defying group has toured alongside the Grateful Dead, Bonnie Raitt and Dave Matthews Band. This tour is different, though. Its their first in decades with original member (pianist and harmonica wiz) Howard Lev, who left the group in 1992. The full original lineup also includes bass virtuoso Victor Wooten and his brother experimental percussionist and instrument inventor Roy Futureman Wooten.
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