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Bela Fleck

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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Discography

Across The Imaginary Divide

Across The Imaginary...

Rounder Records
2012

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Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Rocket Science

Bela Fleck & The...

Unknown label
2011

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Throw Down Your Heart

Throw Down Your Heart

Rounder Records
2009

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The Hidden Land

The Hidden Land

Columbia Records
2006

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Little Worlds/Ten From Little Worlds

Little Worlds/Ten...

Columbia Records
2003

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Little Worlds

Little Worlds

Columbia Records
2003

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