Béla Fleck

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On this episode of Plus One Eric talks with legendary banjo player Béla Fleck, whose innovative style and extensive discography have cemented his legacy in the bluegrass community and beyond. Fleck is best-known for his playing with New Grass Revival and with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, and is widely acknowledged for fusing elements of bluegrass, jazz, and traditional African music.

Throughout the Covid pandemic Fleck has been working on various recording and mixing projects, while enjoying his newfound free time with his family.  

Béla has been developing his revolutionary style of banjo playing since his teenage years in New York City, and on this episode he chats with Kraz about his musical development, methods of incorporating new influences, playing with the greats, and much more. The old friends talk about the impact of a lack of touring on their lives, and go in-depth on Fleck’s detailed and distinguished musical career.

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