State Theatre Portland
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

WCLZ Presents

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

Sat, August 27, 2011

8:00 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$40, $35 and $30 / Reserved Seating

This event is all ages

TONIGHT'S SHOW IS STILL ON! Tickets available for purchase at the door beginning at 6pm. See you here!

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Béla Fleck, often considered the premiere banjo player in the world, picked up the banjo at age 15 after being awed by the bluegrass playing of Flatt & Scruggs.

In 1989 Fleck and Victor Wooten formed Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, along with keyboardist and harmonica player Howard Levy and Wooten's percussionist brother Roy "Futureman" Wooten, who played synthesizer-based percussion. The band made their self-titled debut recording in 1990 by playing a "blu-bop" mix of jazz and bluegrass , soon becoming a commercially successful, critically-acclaimed and award-winning band. Levy left the group in 1992, making the band a trio until saxophonist Jeff Coffin joined the group onstage part-time in 1997, eventually becoming a permanent member.

Fleck has been nominated for Grammys in more categories than any other musician in history (jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, spoken word, Christian, composition and world music categories) and has shared Grammy wins with Asleep at the Wheel, Alison Brown, and Edgar Meyer. Fleck has a total of 12 Grammy Awards, including a 2010 Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album.
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.statetheatreportland.com/