Woo! Woo! It’s Victor Wooten Time!

June 4th, 2012, 2:00 pm by Greg

You never know quite what to expect when five-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Victor Wooten steps onto the stage. He a bassist’s bassist. And although he’s best known as the bottom-end anchor for the forward-thinking Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Wooten is even more of a wild card when he steps out on his own, as he’ll be doing when he leads his own band into Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Wednesday (June 6).

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Live: Victor Wooten & J.D. Blair @ The Egg, 10/16/10

October 25th, 2010, 1:05 pm by Greg
J. D. Blair and Victor Wooten performing at The Egg

J. D. Blair and Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten is best known as the monster electric-bass player whose fantastic fret board pyrotechnics helped catapult killer banjo-maverick Bela Fleck and his Flecktones into the national spotlight and Grammy winning popularity.

J.D. Blair, aka “The Groove Regulator,” is a world-class musical chameleon whose drumming and percussion transcends all musical categories. He’s played and/or recorded with contemporary Christian-gospel greats (Yolanda Adams, Take 6), smooth jazz practitioners (Kirk Whalum), funk-masters (Bootsy Collins), soulful indie-rockers (India.Arie), electric-jazz blasters (Mike Stern) and some of country music’s biggest names (Wynonna Judd, Lyle Lovett). However, it was his stint with country-pop superstar Shania Twain that earned him the 2000 Drum! Magazine’s Country Drummer of The Year award.

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