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In Studio: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Over the years, fans have come to know banjo master Bela Fleck and the Flecktones as a trio, rounded out by bassist Victor Wooten and percussionist Roy “Future Man” Wooten. But when sax player Jeff Coffin, who was a regular with the band for several years, recently made his departure for the greener pastures of the Dave Matthews Band, the group reunited with an original founding member of the group - harmonica player Howard Levy. The quartet, which put out its reunion album, “Rocket Science,” in May, joins us live in the studio.

Guests:

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Comments [3]

Ed Borkowski from Benicia, Ca.

I've been a fan of the Flectones for a long time and except for seeing them on television once or twice I've only heard them on the cd's that they have made together. It was good to hear them on WNYC through a podcast on the internet today and I hope that you have them back again real soon.
Sincerely,
Ed Borkowski

Feb. 26 2012 01:56 PM
shaney burd from shandon44@verizon.net

Hello Bela. I knew you when you were just a babe, and we were all living in a housing project on 104th Street! Have been following your wonderful career, since, and we both love your music! Say hello to your mom, Barbara, from Don and Shaney.
Shaney Burd
P.S. We were in apt. 7A!

Jul. 08 2011 12:23 PM

Great playing, guys!! It's wonderful to hear Howard back in the band again. Go Howie!!

Jul. 05 2011 02:53 PM

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