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Victor Wooten Trio
August 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$25 – $28
The Victor Wooten Trio debuts at the Cargo Concert Hall in the Whitney Peak Hotel at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Tickets go on sale July 14: $35 VIP; $25 advance; $28 on the day of the show.
Victor Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of five boys, he began learning to play music at the tender age of 2. He started performing in nightclubs and theaters as the bassist with the family band at age 5 and at age 6 was on tour with The Wooten brothers opening shows for legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield.
Fast forward a few decades, and we know Wooten as a five-time Grammy Winner, a founding member of the Grammy award-winning band Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, the only multiple winner of Bass Player Magazine’s reader’s poll (three times), voted one of the top 10 bassists of all time by Rolling Stone, and having won just about every award awarded to a bassist, but this only represents a portion of who Victor Wooten really is.
Many know Victor the musician, but it should also be known that, in his youth, Wooten organized a two-year student run safety patrol to help rid his high school of violence, and upon graduation expanded the organization to help the neighboring cities. He received a special award for being one of the top graduating African American students in the Tidewater area of Virginia, and was also offered a scholarship to play soccer at a local college.
Currently, Wooten is a published author, an acclaimed teacher, a naturalist who enjoys teaching about the world we live in, a sought after lecturer, runs a nonprofit organization, and is an entrepreneur among other things. A few years ago, Victor and his wife purchased nearly 150 acres of land near Nashville, and built a retreat center with the sole purpose of helping kids and adults improve their lives. A few years later, in order to be in complete control of his own music, Wooten formed a record label called VIX Records. In addition to all of this, he continues to record and perform with artists such as Béla Fleck, Chick Corea, The Dave Matthews Band, SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten), and his brothers, as well as with his own band – The Victor Wooten Band.