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Bela Fleck & The Flecktones 2010 Winter Tour

Happy Holidays from the Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones wanted to let you know that we have just 6 more shows this year on our west coast run; Chico, Santa Rosa, Oakland, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Tucson - starting tomorrow!

We are playing our derangements of holiday music, plus some 'non holiday' Flecktone standards - ALSO - we have our very special guests 'Alash' with us. They are incredible Tuvan Throatsingers - you won't believe them! Tuva is a region in Siberia where this amazing singing style is prevalent and these dudes are some of the best at it. Also we have Casey Dreissen sitting in on fiddle, he is a fantastic player. In Oakland, Howard Levy will take Jeff's place, he is the musical phenomenon who started the band with us in 1988. He is truly one of the greatest harmonica players to ever pick up the instrument and it's a rare chance to hear the 'Original Flecktones'. Bela, Victor, Jeff, Future Man and the whole Flecktone crew wish you a happy season and all the best for the new year!

Check out some Bela Fleck coverage on The Grateful Web.

Upcoming Bela Fleck & the Flecktones Tour Dates:

12.14.10 Chico, CA US Laxon Auditorium - California State University
12.15.10 Santa Rosa, CA US Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
12.16.10 Oakland, CA US Fox Theater
12.17.10 Santa Barbara, CA US University of California
12.18.10 Los Angeles, CA US Orpheum Theater
12.19.10 Tucson, AZ US Rialto Theater


Bela Fleck The Africa Project @ Boulder Theater

In his most ambitious project to date, renowned musician Béla Fleck explores the origins of the banjo. Fleck discovered in his travels in Africa that, while the banjo is traditionally considered an American instrument, its origins lie far from her shores. Throw Down Your Heart, the award-winning film, documented Fleck’s travels and explorations of music. After a celebrated album release and a successful tour in 2009, Fleck returns to the stage with more collaborations with some of Africa’s most talented musicians.

Béla Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. While still in high school he began experimenting with playing bebop jazz on his banjo, mentored by fellow banjo renegade Tony Trischka. In 1980, he released his first solo album, Crossing the Tracks, with material that ranged from straight ahead bluegrass to Chick Corea’s “Spain.” In 1989 he formed the genre-busting Flecktones, with members equally talented and adventurous as himself. Béla plays acoustic and electric banjos, mixing a bluegrass and folk sound into a modern improvisational style. The recipient of Multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, Béla Flecks' total Grammy count is 11 Grammys won, and 27 nominations. He has been nominated in more different categories than anyone in Grammy history.

KGNU presents
BELA FLECK THE AFRICA PROJECT
ft. Bassekou Kouyate, Ngoni Ba, Anania Ngolia & John Kitime
Monday, February 8
doors 6:30pm, show 7:30pm

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Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.786.7030
www.bouldertheater.com

Bela Fleck and Flecktones Upcoming Tour

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones are about to get our end of the year tour started. They're doing a special tour with ORIGINAL FLECKTONE, Howard Levy. Get your passports out cause most of it takes place in Europe! Then we've got 5 shows in the USA with Howard.

Get out and see this special tour.

Then they'll be doing our Holiday Tour again with Jeff Coffin and many dates include Alash!!  Get out and see those - get their Holiday CD - "Jingle All the Way" available from Rounder Records!

See you there!

11.03.09 Limerick, IE University Concert Hall
11.04.09 Dublin, IE Vicar Street
11.05.09 Barcelona, ES Aditoria (Sala 2)
11.06.09 Cartagena, ES Teatro Circo
11.07.09 Zaragoza, ES Zaragoza Theater
11.08.09 Prague, CZ Palace Acropolis
11.09.09 Athens, GR Pallas Theater
11.11.09 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
11.12.09 Zoetemeer, NL Boerferji
11.13.09 Milan, IT Blue Note
11.14.09 Milan, IT Blue Note
11.15.09 London, GB Barbican
11.18.09 Bethesda, MD US Strathmore
11.19.09 Peekskill, NY US Paramount Theater
11.20.09 Morristown, NJ US Mayo Center
11.21.09 Englewood, NJ US Bergen PAC
11.22.09 Brookville, NY US Tilles Center
12.01.09 Columbia, SC US South Carolina Philharmonic
12.02.09 Athens, GA US Classic Center
12.03.09 Meridian, MS US Riley Center
12.04.09 Columbus, GA US Heard Theater River Center
12.05.09 N Charleston, SC US N Charleston PAC
12.06.09 Gainesville, FL US Univ of Florida
12.08.09 Greenville, SC US Peace Concert Hall
12.09.09 Birmingham, AL US Alys Robinson Stephens Center Univ of Birmingham
12.10.09 Detroit, MI US MotorCity Casino
12.11.09 Kalamazoo, MI US State Theater
12.12.09 Chicago, IL US Congress Theater
12.13.09 Madison, WI US Orpheum Theater
12.14.09 Minneapolis, MN US Guthrie Theater
12.16.09 Salt Lake City, UT US Kingsbury Hall
12.17.09 Jackson, WY US Center for the Arts
12.18.09 Denver, CO US Paramount Theater
12.19.09 Beaver Creek, CO US Vilar Center
12.20.09 Salina, KS US Stiefel Theater