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Big Ears Festival Announces Lineup: MMW, Bela Fleck, Nels Cline, and More…

Big Ears Festival Announces Lineup: MMW, Bela Fleck, Nels Cline, and More…

Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, Tennessee’s annual weekend celebration of experimental music, is announcing the initial lineup for their 2018 edition, being held March 22nd through 25th. For their seventh year, the fest leans heavily toward the heavyweights of avant-garde jazz, including performances by Medeski Martin & Wood, piano luminaries Jason Moran and Craig Taborn, drummer Milford G... »

Snarky Puppy announce 2018 GroundUP Music Festival lineup

Snarky Puppy announce 2018 GroundUP Music Festival lineup

Snarky Puppy have announced details and lineup for their second annual GroundUP Music Festival, which will be held in Miami Beach, Florida, on February 9-11, 2018. The GroundUP Festival will feature such artists as Robert Glasper, Joshua Redman, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones Trio, The Wood Brothers, Charlie Hunter, Forq, and Knower. Snarky Puppy will be performing each night of the festival, whi... »

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Release Their Sophomore Effort

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Release Their Sophomore Effort

With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from its most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn’s second album Echo in the Valley is simultaneously familiar and wildly innovative. Echo in the Valley is the follow up to Béla and Abigail’s acclaimed, self-titled debut that earned the 2016 Grammy f... »

Bela Fleck

Bela Fleck Interview

The year was 1991. I happened to be at Virginia Beach visiting some friends and accidently came across a group of musicians performing a fusion of bluegrass, jazz on the beach. Wow, I said to myself, what a treat. These guys were just incredible, and the musical arrangements were fresh and innovative. I went closer to the small stage and found out who they were. The front man was Bela Fleck and he... »

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