Wooten Woods Opens April 5

The Latest Creation of Songwriter, Author
and Multi GRAMMY® Award Winning Bassist Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten
"When I first got here, I was like, 'Wow! There goes Victor Wooten,' but now, I look at everybody that way."

What would cause a teenage boy to speak those words? On Sunday April 5, 2009, you can find out for yourself by visiting Wooten Woods.

Victor Wooten and his wife have recently purchased nearly 150 acres on the beautiful Duck River near Nashville, TN. This will be the new home for the Bass/Nature Camp — a camp they’ve been running since the year 2000.

For the last year, past students and friends have given back to the Wootens and have given forward to future students by donating time, labor, and love to erect the infrastructure of the new camp. By joining the Wootens and their group of instructors over a few weekends, these past students have helped construct buildings, trails, gardens, and much more — all for the purpose of furthering Wooten's dream of sharing music and nature with people of all ages from around the world.

Over the years, people have come from as far away as Turkey and Australia, Israel and Singapore, England and Brazil to learn from Victor Wooten, whom some call a bass guru.

On Sunday, April 5, you can join in on the fun, music, nature, and more (you may even get to pound in a nail or two.) The time is 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. and the cost is FREE!

Victor Wooten currently maintains an ambitious dual solo/sideman pace, regularly recording and touring with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones (who have released a dozen albums), Mike Stern and Chick Corea's Elektric Band. With each new solo CD (six so far), Wooten has expanded his musical focus and knack for genre-uniting via his songwriting, producing and multi-instrumental skills – all while maintaining a stellar level of bass playing. This has never been more evident than on Palmystery, his 2008 release on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group.

For additional information on Wooten Woods and directions, please visit www.victorwooten.com or www.wootenwoodsretreat.com.

[Published on: 1/28/09]

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Comments

NickBoeka Wed 1/28/2009 09:26AM
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NickBoeka

bass guru is a gross understatement. this guy straight pwns everyone

AZ~*Droo* Wed 1/28/2009 09:30AM
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AZ~*Droo*

i wouldnt say everyone but he's damn good!

anybody hear his new album he put out with Stanley Clark and Marcus Miller? its called thunder and its insane. a bassies must!

BGsteveBG starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/28/2009 09:37AM
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BGsteveBG

Wooten is the coolest

iwantstogetfunkedup Wed 1/28/2009 09:42AM
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A True badass! One of my original reasons for picking up the bass myself.

Flat5 starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/28/2009 09:51AM
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Flat5

free? wtf! god dam I wish I still lived in TN!

Benjamin Human Wed 1/28/2009 10:17AM
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Benjamin Human

ZOMG I call top bunk!

technopagan starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/28/2009 10:29AM
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technopagan

That is an incredible opportunity! Wooten solo...ehh. The bass playing

power is out of this world...the song writing power...ehh.

I can't believe this is for real though, what a generous guy. The Wooten

brothers play once a week in Nashville at 4th and Lindsley - there they

always seem to be having the best time...and yeah, its really insane to see

all the Wootens in all their glory, after all, they did teach young Vic

everything he knows. Wootens for Congress!

gmoo Wed 1/28/2009 10:37AM
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gmoo

He is the sinister minister of basstastic throwdown goodness.

Rebacreates starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/28/2009 10:38AM
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ANYONE WHO IS A FAN OF WOOTEN OR PLAYS MUSIC NEEDS TO READ HIS BOOK...

"THE LESSON"

A spiritual journey through music

SICK SICK SICK SHIT! Talks about spirituality, knowing your role as a musician and how to stay on top of your game in all aspects of life.

He's a badass. Very inspiring.

ClaysTribe starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/28/2009 10:58AM
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ClaysTribe

i believe technopagan has hit the nail on the head as hard as it may go

Benjamin Human Wed 1/28/2009 11:13AM
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Benjamin Human

^ Then +1 it pls

TheJuice starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/28/2009 12:20PM
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TheJuice

good news, and thats 3rd and lindsley

1radioheader starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/28/2009 04:52PM
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1radioheader

YO VICTA!!!!!!!!

What a great guy, what a remarkable talent. . .. .much love

fishbone1 starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/28/2009 06:34PM
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fishbone1

The Music Lesson is the shit. I love you, Vic!

PunkJazz Wed 1/28/2009 06:46PM
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PunkJazz

Check out victors work on "Big Country" when he teases "Continuum" i lose it everytime.

crazyleggedelbow starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/29/2009 06:17AM
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great news. i don't play bass. i wish guitarists were invited.

crazyleggedelbow Thu 1/29/2009 06:18AM
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BY THE WAY. ANYONE REMEMBER THAT "CAMP MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD" THAT WAS LIKE $1500 DOLLARS TO ATTEND. HAHAHAH. VICTOR IS ONE-UPPING THE FUCK OUT OF THAT SHIT. Not saying I wouldn't have gone to Camp MMW, I just couldn't afford that shit.

nomemory starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/29/2009 07:28AM
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nomemory

this is amazing, nature is amazing, bass is amazing, music is amazing, and we all know victa is amazing. I need to get into this gig like ASAP, I wish I lived in nashville those wooten family shows sound amazing. ok, time to retire the word amazing.