Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Formed 1989.
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Biography

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones is a primarily instrumental group from the United States, that draws equally on bluegrass, fusion and post-bop, sometimes dubbed "blu-bop". The band formed in 1988, initially to perform once on the PBS series Lonesome Pine Specials. Its members are prominent virtuosos at their respective instruments. The Flecktones have toured extensively since then, often playing over 200 concerts per year. Each of the current members of the quartet has released at least one solo album. The band's name is a play on the name of the 1960s rock band Dick Dale and the Del-Tones.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Little Worlds

    Little Worlds 2003

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Triple CD set from the man who made the banjo a respectable jazz fusion instrument...