Five Firsts: Roy “Futureman” Wooten of the Wooten Brothers

The Wooten Brothers

The Wooten Brothers

NAME: Roy “Futureman” Wooten
BAND AFFILIATION: Wooten Brothers, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, the Black Mozart Ensemble, Circle of Harmony Orchestra
INSTRUMENT: Drums & Percussion

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … probably James Brown

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2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … James Brown Live

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … making drums out of cardboard boxes

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … Ukulele songs in Hawaii

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … the Wooten Brothers

Roy “Futureman” Wooten – best known as the amazing drumitar player with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones – teams up for a rare family-band reunion with his brothers Regi (guitar), Joseph (keyboards) and Victor (bass master and Flecktones bandmate) for a funky blend of R&B, hip-hop, jazz, rock and blues at The Egg in Albany at 7:30pm on Sunday (December 15). Tickets for the Wooten Brothers concert are $34.50.

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