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Béla Fleck & The Flecktones will tour from May 23 – June 7, 2020 and confirmed all but one of the dates.
Watch Chris Thile lead a cover of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones’ “Throwdown A The Hoedown” on ‘Live From Here.’
Béla Fleck added tour dates with his various projects for the first five months of 2020.
Béla Fleck And The Flecktones tacked on a third leg to their 30th Anniversary Tour, which now spans through March 2020.
Thirteen Béla Fleck & The Flecktones fall concerts have now been confirmed with two more to come.
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones history will be made later this month when both Jeff Coffin and Howard Levy perform as part of the same lineup.
About Roy “Futureman” Wooten
Roy Futureman Wooten is an artist known for bridging the gap between the past, the present and the future. Deriving from a rich musical background, Futureman is an inventor, scientist, musician, composer and four -time Grammy award winning performer with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Futureman is an artist that is able to bring many gifts to his music. While widely admired for his ingenuity, imaginative spirit, and eclectic style, it is his world class musicianship and stage presence that has earned him the respect of some of the best musicians in the industry, and fans alike.
Futureman is one of the most innovative, forward thinking figures in modern music. Part of what makes Futureman such an innovative musician is the incorporation of science and invention into his work. His first invention, called the Drumitar is used extensively in the music of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, which allows him the ability to replicate the sound of an entire contemporary drum kit, with the movement of just a few fingers on a guitar shaped instrument. The great jazz drummer Max Roach said once to Futureman that after seeing him perform he knew that that was the most creative approach to drumming he had ever seen. His second invention, the RoyEl, resembles a piano but plays notes not found in the traditional western music scales. His third invention, the Dorothy Graye, also resembles a smaller piano and is named after his mother who inspired a practice method to learn the keys. This instrument is based to play off of the composers Scriabin color to sound keys, with the universal mathematics guiding the exploration of tunings, such as the periodic table of elements and the golden ratio.
Futureman has embarked upon a new creative journey with The Black Mozart Ensemble. Bridging the past with the present for a better future, Futureman is composing, producing, and directing a visionary new album/DVD entitled The Black Mozart. This project celebrates the life and music of the Black Mozart, Joseph Boulogne de Saint Georges. This 18th Century maestro and swordsman made contributions that revolutionized the world of musical creation. Monsieur St. Georges was a revolutionary musician who dedicated his life to the rise from the ashes of a world steeped in the slave trade. This great musician had many talents and amazing abilities that forever changed the world of sword fighting, violin playing, classical music forms, and the racial status quos. Futureman and The Black Mozart ensemble are honored to reintroduce the music and spirit of Joseph Boulogne de Saint Georges.
The Black Mozart Ensemble is composed of young virtuoso violinists and cellists under the direction of Futureman, and the music is complemented by the addition of hip hop artists, and actors/narrators. The music of The Black Mozart has a message for the ears, eyes and moves of todays modern world, and Futureman states that this composition, The Black Mozart, is a personal statement of New American Classical Roots and Dance Music with social aspirations that embraces all races of humanity.
Phish unveiled pro-shot video of the long and strong version of “Waves” they laid down on the third night of their 2020 Phish Riviera Maya destination event in Mexico on Saturday.
Robbie Robertson of The Band spoke about the group’s genesis, rise to fame, touring with Bob Dylan, the animosity Levon Helm held towards him and more with Hiss Golden Messenger’s MC Taylor on the latest installment of the ‘Talkhouse Podcast.’
Norah Jones will embark on a tour of the U.S. featuring special guest Mavis Staples.
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will team with four different orchestras for a series of symphonic shows in June.
Mick Fleetwood led an all-star concert honoring Peter Green and the early years of Fleetwood Mac with David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Billy Gibbons, John Mayall, Bill Wyman and more.