Béla Fleck is the most innovative banjo player to come along since Earl Scruggs, but with an approach that’s more adventurous than anything Scruggs ever dreamed of. He’s taken an African American folk instrument often looked down upon by “serious” musicians and made it a showcase for his amazing picking and composing. Fleck has won eight Grammys in more different categories—jazz, country, pop, bluegrass, and classical—than any other musician, and continues to astound with his open-ended musical vision.
Fleck was born in New York City, but never met his father, a classical music fanatic that named him after his favorite composer, Béla Bartok. Fleck’s brother was named Ludwig, after... Read More
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Country, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Jazz, Fusion, World Fusion, Folk