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Victor Lemonte Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest
of five boys, he began learning to play music at the tender age
of two. He started performing in nightclubs and theatres as the
bassist with the family band at age five, and at age six, was on
tour with his brothers opening shows for legendary soul artist Curtis
Mayfield. Soon after, he was affectionately known as the 8-year-old
Bass Ace, and before graduating high school; he and his brothers
had shared the stage with artists such as Stephanie Mills, War,
Ramsey Lewis, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Dexter Wansel, and The Temptations.
But, this only begins to tell the tale of this Tennessee titan.
Wooten, now a five-time Grammy winner, hit the worldwide scene
in 1990 as a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the
Flecktones. Continuing to blaze a musical trail with the band, Victor
has also become widely known for his own Grammy nominated solo recordings
Among other things, he is a loving husband and father of four,
a skilled naturalist and teacher, a published author, a magician
and acrobat, and has won every major award given to a bass guitarist
including being voted Bassist of the Year in Bass Player Magazine’s
readers poll three times (the only person to win it more than once.)
In 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine voted Victor one of the Top Ten
Bassist of ALL TIME.