Bela Fleck knew he was on to something good. And he wasn’t going to let the thunderstorm that quickly descended on the Blue Ridge Mountains, knocking out all power in its path, stop the Flecktones scheduled concert at Green Acres. The group gathered around Fleck with found percussion instruments and the improvised a wonderful set for an appreciative crowd. Fleck had made a name for himself with the New Grass Revival after moving from New York City to Nashville. After meeting the Wooten brothers, Victor and Roy (Future Man), innovators on electric bass and drums, respectively, they formed The Flecktones with pianist/harmonica-ist Howard Levy. Fleck was indeed on to something good. That group has given Fleck a platform to continue to boldly take his banjo where no one has gone before.
- Bela Fleck talks banjo roots. “Nuns For Nixon” from Deviation, Rounder (1984)
- Bela Fleck discusses the New Grass Revival. “Nuns For Nixon” and “Deviation” Deviation Bela Fleck with The New Grass Revival, Rounder (1984)
- Bela Fleck explains the life of a song. “The Sinister Minister” Warner Brothers (1990)