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Bela Fleck & Flecktones Release “Rocket Science”

Bela Fleck & Flecktones: Rocket ScienceAs we reported back in March, the original members of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones have reunited to record Rocket Science, released today.

Pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy returned to the group for the first time since 1991, with bassist Victor Wooten, percussionist/drummer Roy “Futureman” Wooten and banjoist and leader Bela Fleck. The group wanted to avoid doing the “reunion thing”, and decided to compose and record new material.

To Victor Wooten, the group didn’t find any difficulty in reuniting, saying “It felt just like it did back when we first started playing together, just with a lot less hair.”

Preview and download Rocket Science:

Rocket Science behind the scenes:

The group will be kicking off a tour in support of the new album later this month, including these dates:

  • May 29, 2011: Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Festival
  • May 31, 2011: York, PA – Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center
  • June 1, 2011: Bethlehem, PA – MusikFest
  • June 2, 2011: Wilmington, DE – Grand Opera House
  • June 3, 2011: Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam Festival
  • June 4, 2011: Raleigh, NC – Carolina Museum of Art
  • June 5, 2011: Charleston, SC – Spoleto Festival
  • June 10, 2011: Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
  • June 11, 2011: Cleveland, OH – Cain Park
  • June 12, 2011: Burlington, VT – Burlington Jazz Festival
  • June 13, 2011: Lebanon, NH – Opera House
  • June 14, 2011: Rochester, NY – Rochester Jazz Festival
  • June 17, 2011: Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Festival
  • June 28, 2011: Saskatoon, Canada – Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
  • June 30, 2011: Toronto, Canada – Toronto Jazz Festival

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