|06-03-2011, 01:11 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
I just had to revive this thread because these guys are really awesome, Frontman Béla Fleck plays acoustic and electric banjos, mixing a bluegrass and folk sound into a modern improvisational style. Brothers Victor Wooten and Roy "Future Man" Wooten form the rhythm section. Victor Wooten is widely lauded in jazz and bass-playing circles for his sometimes hyperkinetic slap and pop technique on bass guitar, and many consider him the leading bass virtuoso in music today. (as most already know) Futureman – the group’s percussionist created the “drumitar” (a modified SynthAxe rigged to play percussion samples instead of a synthesizer), which is his innovation and contribution to the music.
Last edited by Necromancer; 06-03-2011 at 01:25 PM.
|06-03-2011, 08:23 PM||#13 (permalink)|
Stoned and Jammin' Out
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern California; Eugene, OR; mobile
Yee-Haw Factor was the name of one that I remember having a good time with. It really makes you wanna yell Yeehaw even if you don't like country! Flying Saucer Dudes and Weed Whacker... I need to listen to them more. Very pleasant music. I threw it on at work and got a few quizzical looks and interested questions.