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Victor Wooten


Every so often, you discover a musician whose instrumental performance literally boggles your mind and leaves you overjoyed, amazed and virtually speechless. Bassist Victor Wooten is, without a doubt, one of the finest bassists on the planet, having been honored as Bass Player Magazine’s ‘Bass player of the year’ – not once, but a staggering three times. Victor has been learning, playing and performing since he was three years old and was raised in a home where music was a part of his family’s every day life. Having been a member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones since the late ‘80’s, Victor has toured the world, performing for millions of fans and gaining vast notoriety as a bass virtuoso. He has also released several solo projects and has lent his talent to a variety of projects for other musicians. Having been described as a bassist who has reinvented how the bass guitar is played, Victor will tell you that this was never his intention; rather his goal is to just be truthful as a musician. Inside MusiCast welcomes Victor Wooten.

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Dig the interview, what a monster talent and love the new editing style that you implemented into this show...

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January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Pearson

Simply an amazing human being. How can a family like this be so talented? Illegal, I tell you. It's illegal. : )

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEddy

Met Victor in Caracas many years ago. He's a really nice guy and a very creative player. This was one of the best interviews I've ever heard with him. The ony subject it avoided was whether or not the Flecktones would get back to original material sometime this decade. It's been awhile.

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRS

In (the dim) light of todays popular music, I'm always encouraged after listening to each Inside Musicast. Once again I've had the benefit of gaining an in depth view and personal perspective from a another true artist. Previously I was only somewhat familiar with Victor Wooten's work. I'm on it. ....Thanks for another great interview, guys.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDon Black

Excellent interview with Vic. He is an amazing musician and a wonderful human being!

Nice also to hear mention of the "Stradivarious of the bass guitar", the Fodera. I am fortunate enough to own one and I can attest to the phenomenal build quality, attention to detail, beauty, playability and artistry of the instruments made by Fodera. It's true that owning a Fodera doesn't suddenly make you play like Vic, but it lets you play much better than you would on anything else. The Fodera bass is so easy to play that every nuance comes through without restriction.

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFred Smith

Love your music. Have read your book. Just want to let you know there is a typo on the bio page of your web site. Paragraph 4, "sites" should be "cites". Keep up the great music. You don't need to post this.

March 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNorm

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