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Primary Instrument: Banjo

Born: July 10, 1958

Just in case you aren't familiar with Béla Fleck, there are some who say he's the premiere banjo player in the world. Others claim that Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. If you are familiar with Béla, you know that he just loves to play the banjo, and put it into unique settings.

Born and raised in New York City, Béla began his musical career playing the guitar. In the early 1960's, while watching the Beverly Hillbillies, the bluegrass sounds of Flatt & Scruggs flowed out of the TV set and into his young brain. Earl Scruggs's banjo style hooked Béla's interest immediately. “It was like sparks going off in my head” he later said....
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Music

Featured recording “Across The Imaginary Divide”

Across The Imaginary Divide

Rounder Records
2012
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    Across The Imaginary Divide

    Rounder Records
    2012
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    Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Rocket Science


    2011
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    Rocket Science

    E1 Music
    2011
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    Throw Down Your Heart

    Rounder Records
    2009
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    The Hidden Land

    Columbia Records
    2006
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    Little Worlds

    Columbia Records
    2003
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    Little Worlds/Ten From Little Worlds

    Columbia Records
    2003
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