“I love Willie Nelson because nobody has a voice like that. Bob Dylan, I wonder if he can even sing? Can he really even sing? That’s a question. But there is no one like him, so we love him. And to me, that’s the thing that really draws people in, whether we realize it or not. Is that when someone realizes who they are so strongly, it touches a part of who we are, and we relate to it.” – Victor Wooten
Mike & Oteil are joined by Victor Wooten, a GRAMMY award winning bass player who first came into prominence as a founding member of the super-group Béla Fleck & the Flecktones. They discuss the art of delivery in music, the importance of learning how to be and project yourself wholly in your art, and how challenges will come to test you en route to your goals. Victor shares the inspiration for his most recent book, The Spirit of Music, how the characters begin to write their own parts, and the value of entrenching lessons into a fictional story. Victor also talks about meeting Oteil and Kofi Burbridge as a young man, the admiration he had for them and what he learned from them, and so much more. This episode couldn’t be more packed with wisdom – and opportunities to see the world in a new light.
An extremely gifted and versatile bassist, Victor Wooten is a highly acclaimed performer whose work straddles the lines between jazz, bluegrass, funk, and progressive rock. Easily considered among the top echelon of bass players in history, Wooten first came to prominence as a member of the Grammy-winning ensemble Béla Fleck & the Flecktones. As a solo artist, he has recorded numerous well-regarded albums and been named Bass Player of the Year by Bass Player magazine three times. He is also a member of the bassist supergroup S.M.V. alongside Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller. (Allmusic)
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