Victor Wooten: The NPR Interview
A recent interview with Victor Wooten on the NPR program “Talk of the Nation” has been posted online. During the segment, Wooten talks about his music philosophy, music education, and gives some basic information on different techniques.
The legendary bassist also performs with drummer JD Blair, starting the show off with a duet rendition of “You Can’t Hold No Groove,” before playing “The Music Lesson” and a straight up jam to wrap up the show. His children play with him as well, with his daughters singing and son playing drums on a new song called “When You Grow Up.”
Wooten has just finished up his “2 Minds: 1 Groove” tour with JD Blair, and has a few clinic dates before going out on the road with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones through December. His book, The Music Lesson, was just re-released in audiobook format.
Here’s the complete NPR interview: