Sponsored by The Drayton Hotel, Bob Faircloth, Savannah Morning News and Ron & Susan Whitaker
Sponsored in part by
Stephanie & Michael Reardon
In 1988, world-renowned banjoist and composer Béla Fleck founded the Flecktones, ostensibly for a single performance on PBS’ Lonesome Pine Special, with bassist Victor Wooten, keyboardist Howard Levy, and Victor’s brother, percussionist Roy Wooten. The special kinship between band members forged a bond, which led to an exhaustive touring schedule and a slew of acclaimed albums before Levy departed in 1992. The Flecktones carried on with varying personnel until 2008 when a collective hiatus was initiated. Recently reunited, the band’s original lineup returns to the Savannah Music Festival as part of the Flecktones’ 30th anniversary tour. Drawn from influences including classical, jazz, bluegrass, traditional and contemporary African music, blues and Eastern European folk dances, there is no mistaking the Flecktones’ compelling mix of eclectic sound and superb musicianship.
“Astoundingly adept musicians who are comfortable playing virtually any type of music.”