Sunday, April 19 2009
Béla Fleck didn't ask to be the Avatar of the New American Culture (avatars never do). He happened to be in the right place at the right time with a banjo and a digital recorder. The remaining dots are ours to connect, and we've begun to connect them.
Sunday, January 17 2010
The top 10 "world music" CDs of 2009, stretching from Africa and the French Caribbean to New Zealand and Brooklyn.
Wednesday, April 29 2009
Like a prodigal son, the banjo returns to Africa. Celebration -- in the form of kickass music -- ensues.
Monday, March 20 2006
Even when Béla Fleck was a mere tyke in the music industry, he was already starting to take his banjo on journeys off the bluegrass trail. Here's where his story begins.
Sunday, September 30 2001
Perpetual Motion is Fleck's latest project, a daring foray into Baroque, Classical and Romantic art music.
Monday, July 24 2000
Tuesday, August 11 2009
Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner