I just love this band. I’ve been seeing them for 20 years. God, that is scary! I’ve been trying to remember the first show I saw. I can’t. I’ve seen these guys all over the country, probably around 60 times.
20 years is a long time for a music junky!
I am always blown away by what these guys do. Over the past ten years, I have interviewed them all and have even become friends with them. They really are cool guys. Add to that that they are each the greatest musicians on the planet at what they play (in my opinion) and you have the basis for magic.
Bela rules the banjo. All types, even electric, he is a master. Victor Wooten is the man. He is my favorite bass player just ahead of George Porter Jr and Stanley Clarke. He is also a master of his instrument.. Futureman takes percussion to the next level with his self invented guitar-like drum machine. Most unique is fitting. The fourth man onstage that rounds out the Flecktones original lineup is Howard Levy. He plays the piano and harmonica.
This band just takes creativity many steps forward by virtually reinventing their instruments. And as a group, that is really a beautiful thing to experience. If you know what these guys do, or even if you don’t, give this new cd a spin. It continues the exploration into unchartered musical territories. The new album is called ROCKET SCIENCE. I am a live show type of guy and I think to really feel what they are doing you gotta see em live. Here is a tour schedule. I hope to catch another show on this tour.