A NEW BAND AND A NEW SOUND FOR UPCOMING TOUR;
TWO NEW RELEASES IN SEPTEMBER 2012
Five-time Grammy-winning musician Victor Wooten will kick off his summer tour at the Summer Camp Festival in late May backed by an amazing ensemble of musicians as he gears up for the release of two new CDs on VIX Records in September of 2012.
Words & Tones comprises 13 songs (11 new original tracks and 2 cover songs) which all feature a female vocalist. Vocalists include longtime friends Saundra Williams (Sharon jones and the Dap Kings) and Divinty Roxx (Beyonce), as well as Wooten's brothers and kids. New collaborations include a smooth vocal performance from Meshell Ndegeocello, a beautiful duet featuring Joey Kibble (Take 6), and fiery percussion from "Pedrito" Martinez.
Sword & Stone is the instrumental rendition of the recordings. To make things more interesting, Wooten has added new arrangements, solos, instruments, and musicians to this CD. Each CD features a few songs not found on the other.
On this tour, Krystal Peterson, a young singing sensation from Cincinnati, will make her first appearance with the Victor Wooten band. Also joining Wooten are long time cohorts J.D. Blair, Derico Watson, Anthony Wellington, Steve Bailey, and Dave Welsch. These touring musicians also join Wooten on the new CDs. Peterson sings two songs on Words and Tones.
Each musician will multitask (actually switching instruments mid-song) resulting in a part choreographed and part improvised display of musicianship and showmanship at its best. Instruments include: bass, acoustic bass, drums, keyboards, trumpet, trombone, cello, percussion, vocals, and more.
Victor Wooten Tour Dates
05/27/12 Sun Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe, IL
05/28/12 Mon C2G Music Hall Ft Wayne, IN
05/29/12 Tue Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
05/30/12 Wed Mr. Small's Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
05/31/12 Thu Howard Theatre Washington, DC
06/01/12 Fri Toad's Place New Haven, CT
06/02/12 Sat Iridium Jazz Club New York, NY
06/03/12 Sun Iridium Jazz Club New York, NY
06/05/12 Tue Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
06/06/12 Wed Club Helsinki Hudson Hudson, NY
06/07/12 Thu Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
06/08/12 Fri Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
06/09/12 Sat Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
06/29/12 Fri Port City Music Hall Portland, ME
06/30/12 Sat Montreal Jazz Fest Montreal, QC
07/01/12 Sun Montreal Jazz Fest Montreal, QC
07/02/12 Mon The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
07/03/12 Tue Viper Alley Lincolnshire, IL
07/05/12 Thu Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
07/06/12 Fri George's Majestic Fayetteville, AR
07/07/12 Sat Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
07/12/12 Thu Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
07/13/12 Fri Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
07/14/12 Sat Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, CO
07/19/12 Thu Yoshi's Oakland Oakland, CA
07/20/12 Fri Yoshi's Oakland Oakland, CA
07/21/12 Sat Junction City Park/Trinity Tribal Stomp Junction City, CA
08/04/12 Sat Telluride Jazz Festival Telluride, CO
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