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Whos Bela Flek? (is that spelled right?)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by JoBo-86, Jun 3, 2001.

  1. I don't know of many famous bassists and i see bela flek here and there and was wondering whats his thing and who he is. Also people like Stu hamm. Who are these mysterious bassists?
  2. Also, i forgot to mention a guy named rob anderson
  3. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Hi JoBo, and welcome. Bela Fleck is a jazz banjo player, and leader of the band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. His name comes up here because Victor Wooten is his bass player. The Flecktones have 5 Grammys, including this year for the CD Outbound. The band is comprised of Bela, Victor, Jeff Coffin on sax/reeds/flute/ and Future Man on electronic percussion. All are great in their own right, and their concerts are a blast.
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  5. InfinityJaco


    Jun 5, 2001
    Stu Hamm is a great bass player!!! I have some 3 of his solo ablums (Radio Free Albumeth, Kings of Sleep, Outbound), and they're all impressive. I'm going to be seeing him in July with Joe Satriani at G3!!! It's gonna be phat! And Steve Vai!! And Billy Sheehan!!!!! and Mike Portnoy (incredible drummer!)...G3 is gonna be so sweet this year!

  6. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    I didnt know Stu, Billy and Pornoy were going to be on the G3 Tour...I'll have to check that out when they come to town. Id love to see Stu Ham and Mike Portnoy jam together. And definatly Via and Sheehan..If thats not a musical orgasm I dont know what is.
  7. InfinityJaco


    Jun 5, 2001
    Well I don't know if Stu and Portnoy are gonna jam together...This is what I do know though:
    Steve Vai is gonna have Mike Keneally (sp?) and Dave Weiner on guitar to accompany him, also Billy Sheehan on bass (that'll be sooo sweet), and this Australian guy on drums.
    Joe Satriani is going to have Stu Hamm on bass, and i dont know on drums.
    And John Petrucci (I don't know what his solo stuff is going to sound like), is gonna have Mike Portnoy on drums (oh yeah), and the bassist from Steve Morse's band, I think.
    And then when they all play together I don't know who's playin what. I hope Portnoy will play drums and Sheehan on bass, but we'll see.
    Go to www.vai.com for tour dates, and you better hurry and get tickets! I went the day after they went on sale, and already half the place was sold out!!
    See ya

  8. ytsebri


    Sep 1, 2000
    The Australian guy who's playing drums for Steve Vai is a drum wiz named Virgil Donati. He's played with Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater) in Planet X.

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