Jamband Spotlight: Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Words by Greg Molitor
It’s shaping up to be a huge Spring and Summer for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. With a new album titled Rocket Man on its way, banjo wizard Bela Fleck is hittin’ the road with the original Flecktones quartet starting in May. Pianist / harmonica player Howard Levy has rejoined the group after fifteen years of absence and will be touring with the other originals members, Fleck, Victor Wooten (bass), and Futureman (drum-axe synthitar), for the months to come. Check out the shows below...both from 1991, the shows feature the original quartet ripping through classic Flecktones material like only they could do. It’s going to be great 2011 for this band, so if you get the chance, go see the new line up tear into some funky fusion-grass when it comes your way! Enjoy!
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Live at The Catalyst on February 17, 1991.
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Live at Kentucky Center for the Arts, Bomhard Hall, Lonesome Pine Special on August 2, 1991.