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Victor Wooten: Music as a Language
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Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

When Victor Wooten was on tour in support of Sword & Stone and Words & Tones, my daughters and I caught a show in Falls Church, Virginia. Before that performance, Victor invited us to hang out with him and some of the other band members on the tour bus. I’ve often wished I could have recorded that conversation, which was...

Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Bow Bass Prototype
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Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Bow Bass Prototype

Victor Wooten is all about stretching boundaries, but most recently he’s teamed up with Fodera to create a radical new bass design. They’ve just announced the first prototype of their collaboration, which they’re calling the Bow Bass.

Victor Wooten, Regi Wooten & Steve Smith: Studio Jam
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Victor Wooten, Regi Wooten & Steve Smith: Studio Jam

This video was filmed over three years ago I believe, but somehow I’ve missed it all this time. Victor Wooten with his brother, guitarist Regi Wooten, and drummer Steve Smith decided to jam in the studio. The result was the trio’s unique version Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon”.

Eric Silver and Victor Wooten: Living In the Country
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Eric Silver and Victor Wooten: Living In the Country

When Victor Wooten shared this awesome video of himself playing a duet of Pete Seeger’s “Living in the Country” with guitarist Eric Silver, it really drew me in. The song has special significance to to Silver, who recorded it after Seeger’s recent passing. “‘Living In The Country’ was one of the first songs I remember learning on the guitar,” the...

Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey: NAMM Jam 2014
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Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey: NAMM Jam 2014

It wouldn’t be NAMM without a performance by this epic duo. This year, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey took the stage and did their take on George Gershwin’s “Summertime.”

2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #6: Victor Wooten
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2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #6: Victor Wooten

A fixture on our annual Reader Favorites list (and pretty much every other top bassist list out there), is the one and only Victor Wooten. Victor’s name was attached to a couple of cool gear features this year, starting with the Rybski Wooten Woods Camp Bass. Later in the year, Fodera introduced Victor Wooten Fretless Bass, in a tribute to...

Victor & Regi Wooten: Live Clinic Jam
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Victor & Regi Wooten: Live Clinic Jam

Earlier this month, the Escuela de Musica de Buenos Aires in Argentina hosted a clinic while Victor Wooten was in town with his band. Here’s a clip from that clinic, where Victor is joined by his older brother, guitarist Regi Wooten. And as is the case with the Wooten brothers, the duo showed their out-of-this-world technique.

Wooten Brothers Announce December Tour
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Wooten Brothers Announce December Tour

The virtuosic Wooten Brothers have announced an 11-date East Coast tour for December. Kicking off at the Choo Choo Campus in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the band will work their way up from Georgia all the way to New Hampshire over eleven days. The children of military parents, the Wootens started a band at a young age, with bassist Victor Wooten first...

Fodera Introduces Victor Wooten Fretless Bass; A Tribute to Joe Compito
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Fodera Introduces Victor Wooten Fretless Bass; A Tribute to Joe Compito

Fodera is honoring one of their friends with a bass they’re calling the Victor Wooten Fretless; A Tribute to Joe Compito. The bass is a nearly identical replica of the five-string fretless bass that the late Joe Compito built for Victor Wooten, who famously used it on the Grammy-winning Flecktones album Flight of the Cosmic Hippo. “Those of you that...

Victor Wooten’s End of Camp Concert: Why Can’t We Be Friends?
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Victor Wooten’s End of Camp Concert: Why Can’t We Be Friends?

If you’ve ever had the chance to meet Victor Wooten in person, you know that he’s much more than just a phenomenal musician. On Victor’s Words and Tones/Sword and Stone tour last summer, I got the the chance to introduce my daughters to him. He invited us to hang out on the tour bus for what ended up being an...

Bass of the Week: Rybski Wooten Woods Camp Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Rybski Wooten Woods Camp Bass

In 2010, extreme flooding left a trail of destruction across much of Tennessee including the area surrounding Nashville. Many musicians from all walks of life were affected by the natural disaster. Wooten Woods, Victor Wooten’s home base and teaching haven located near the Duck River, was temporarily overrun by water and had to be evacuated. Thankfully it was restored with...

Victor Wooten Announces Two Day Music Theory Camp
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Victor Wooten Announces Two Day Music Theory Camp

Victor Wooten has added a Music Theory camp to his VixCamps schedule at the Wooten Woods Retreat in Only, Tennessee. Scheduled for September 23rd and 24th, the educational event offers classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players in addition to full group classes. The scheduled instructors are Victor Wooten, Anthony Wellington and Bob Franceschini, with more to be announced. Subjects...