Bela Fleck – 2014 Concert Schedule
Bela Fleck is best known for his work with Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones
and New Grass Revival, but those in the world of music will also know him for being one of the most incredibly talented banjo
players around. His innovation and creativity has generated buzz since the beginning, and now fans young and old will get
to see his dazzling skills live in concert. From jazz fusion to bluegrass to pop, it seems that Bela Fleck can do it all.
When this legendary musician kicks off his next tour, you will definitely want to check out a show. Whether you've been a
longtime fan or you just recently discovered his music, all fans will find his concerts to be an absolute treat. With his
diverse repertoire of songs and ability to master practically any style, every music fan will be delighted to catch Bela Fleck
in concert this year. To experience everything that a Bela Fleck concert has to offer, be sure to visit StubHub today to get
your tickets to see the show.
About Bela Fleck
Bela Fleck was first exposed to banjo music when he heard
the theme song for the show, The Beverly Hillbillies. He later received his first banjo when he was 15 years old, and went
on to enroll in New York City High School of Music and Art. There, he studied the French horn and continued to hone his banjo
talents under Tony Trischka. After high school, Bela Fleck played in the group "Tasty Licks" with Pat Enright, Jack Tottle,
and Mark Schatz. It was also during this time when Fleck would release his debut solo album, "Crossing the Tracks" in 1979.
He continued to play in Boston with bassist Mark Schatz, and later formed the band "Spectrum," which also consisted of Glen
Lawson and Jimmy Gaudreau. The band began a tour together in 1981, and shortly after, Fleck was asked by Sam Bush to join
the band New Grass Revival, whom Fleck ended up playing with for many years.
Bela Fleck also released another solo album
during this time called "Drive," which included tracks like "Whitewater," "Up and Around the Bend," "The Legend," and "The
Lights of Home." The album was eventually nominated for a Grammy Award in 1988 for Best Bluegrass Album.
to his solo career and his work with New Grass Revival, Fleck also enjoyed success with his band, Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones.
Their self-titled, debut album was released in 1990, and it hit the number 17 position on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz
Albums Chart. Later at the 1997 Grammy Awards, the live version of the album's song, "The Sinister Minister," went on to win
the Best Pop Instrumental Performance award.
Throughout the years, Bela Fleck has come to be known as one of the most
innovative and skilled banjo players in the world. He continues to bring his amazing music to venues all over, and you don't
want to miss him when he comes to a venue in your city. Be sure to visit StubHub when tickets go on sale so you can see this
Bela Fleck's Breakthrough Album
Bela Fleck started to make a name for himself when
he began playing with New Grass Revival, and he shook up the music world again with the release of his critically acclaimed
album, "Perpetual Motion." The album ended up winning two Grammy Awards, including Best Classical Crossover Album. In addition,
this extraordinary musician also teamed up with his longtime friend and fellow musician Edgar Meyer to write and perform a
double concerto for banjo and bass with the Nashville Symphony. They later went on to co-write a triple concerto for banjo,
bass, and tabla called "The Melody of Rhythm."
Bela Fleck Trivia
Did you know that Bela Fleck has been
nominated for Grammy Awards in more categories than any other musician in Grammy history?
His nominations include Best
Contemporary World Music Album for "Throw Down Your Heart," Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Throw Down Your Heart,"
Best Classical Crossover Album for "The Melody of Rhythm," Country Instrumental Performance for "Sleigh Ride," Pop Instrumental
for "Subterfuge," and many more.
When one thinks of banjo music, country twang and fun
ditties come to mind, but Bela Fleck's music has transcended nearly every genre. His masterful banjo skills have taken him
from jazz festivals to Grammy Award shows and back again, and this mega-talented musician has demonstrated that it's all about
the music. If you're a fan of Bela Fleck's incredible music, then you're in luck, because he is kicking off another tour.
It's not every day you get the chance to see such a talented musician live in concert, and you don't want to miss this show.
Be sure to visit StubHub today to get your tickets to see Bela Fleck.