The Flecktones 30th Anniversary Tour

While Béla Fleck & The Flecktones were confirming the final dates on their most extensive tour in years, a hippo-shaped asteroid soared close to the earth (1.8 million miles, as reported by The Independent), as predicted by the band’s 1991 album Flight of the Cosmic Hippo. The original lineup of this groundbreaking quartet – banjoist Béla Fleck, Howard Levy on piano and …

Blue Ridge Banjo Camp II Applications Open

Happy New Year!! For Banjo Players Only: Applications are now OPEN for Blue Ridge Banjo Camp 2019, and I’m thrilled we’ll be back. This is a totally unique and immersive experience, and I hope you’ll join us. New year, more banjo.  Sign up now: BlueRidgeBanjoCamp.com   About Blue Ridge Banjo Camp Béla Fleck’s second annual Blue Ridge Banjo Camp will be …

Press Release | Hippo Asteroid Approaches the Earth as Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Confirm 2019 Tour

Harbinger of Creativity?  Giant Hippo Asteroid Approaches the Earth,  As Prophesied by Béla Fleck & the Flecktones’ 1991 Album,  Flight of the Cosmic Hippo    Flecktones Confirm Extensive 2019 US Tour   On Saturday, December 22, a mile-long, hippo-shaped asteroid soared at a distance of 1.8 million miles from Earth, and a closer pass will not occur until 2070, reports The …

New Single – Come All You Coal Miners/Take Me To Harlan

Béla & Abigail’s new arrangement of “Come All You Coal Miners / Take Me To Harlan” was released today online! Listen or purchase the single at the links below. Béla and Abigail pay tribute to the deep Appalachian heritage found in Harlan, KY in this powerful arrangement. In “Come All You Coal Miners / Take Me To Harlan”, inspired by …

Béla In The Sag Harbor Express

Read Béla’s interview with The Sag Harbor Express to learn who gave him his first banjo, the importance of Voice Memos on his phone, and more. The interview can be found here.

Press Feature | Glide Magazine Show Review

BELA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES, DAVID GRISMAN TRIO, AND JERRY DOUGLAS BAND TREAT PORTLAND TO A NIGHTOF BLUEGRASS AT THE ZOO   At last it was time for the main attraction, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, who opened with a wonderfully manic mélange of sounds that got downright funky and found Howard Levy jumping in headfirst with a wild harmonica …