Bela Fleck and the Flecktones have come together once again to “drive the music forward to places where it might’ve progressed had the band kept working on it all along” claims pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy. The Michigan Theater will host the reunion tour and tickets are now available on the Ark website. The performance is scheduled for Thursday, April 19th. For those that will be attending the concert and need nearby hotel reservations check out the Lamp Post Inn and use the promo code ARKEVENT.
The Ark describes the concert and group this way
A reunion of groundbreaking progressive musicians
Bela Fleck helped create progressive bluegrass music during his days as banjoist with the band New Grass Revival in the 1970s, but he was just getting started. Forming his own band, the Flecktones, in 1988, he forged a genre-defying music that was equal parts jazz, bluegrass, and sheer sonic experimentalism. Bela has traveled around the world, collaborating with musicians from many traditions and creating new and unique hybrids. Now, groundbreaking banjoist/composer/bandleader Béla Fleck has reconvened the original Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, the extraordinary initial lineup of his incredible Flecktones combo. Their album “Rocket Science” marks the first recording by the original Flecktones in almost two decades, with pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy back in the fold alongside Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten, and percussionist/ Drumitarist Roy “Futureman” Wooten. This Grammy-winning quartet is, quite simply, creating some of the most forward-thinking music of their long, storied career. While all kinds of genres come into play—from classical and jazz to bluegrass and African music to electric blues and Eastern European folk dances—the result is an impossible-to-pigeonhole sound all their own, a meeting of musical minds that remains, as ever, utterly indescribable.