Victor Wooten - New CD & Book-Release Tour

Touring in support of his forthcoming new album, Palmystery, Flecktones bass virtuoso Victor Wooten performs at Glenside's Keswick Theatre on the same day as the album's worldwide release, Tues., Apr. 1.

Regarded as one of the most influential bassists since Stanley Clarke and the late Jaco Pastorius, WOOTEN is known for his solo recordings and tours, and as a member of the GRAMMY-winning supergroup, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. WOOTEN's sense of creative exploration has fueled a highly successful career that spans more than two decades, five solo recordings, and a diverse resum of guest-artist work. He is a brilliant technician and innovator on the bass guitar, as well as a talented composer, arranger, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist.

In keeping with the ongoing philosophy of genre-bending eclecticism that has driven all of his solo work, “Palmystery" explores the mystery of creation and embraces a range of styles - jazz, funk, pop, soul, gospel and world music. The result is an amalgam of voices, styles and grooves, but one that never fails to hold together at its core - in much the same way that WOOTEN's legions of devoted fans hail from all walks of life and all corners of the globe, yet share a common affinity for artistic diversity.

WOOTEN sees himself and his collaborators as channels who tap into a higher creative power to bring music into the world and deliver it to an audience. “A song is just an idea until someone brings it into the world. That's the great mystery of music or any creative endeavor. The power is in the palm of your hand," explains WOOTEN.

The April 1 release date of Palmystery is also simultaneous with the release of The Music Lesson, WOOTEN's new novel published by Berkley Trade Paperback (The Penguin Group USA). “The Music Lesson" is the story of a struggling young musician who is unexpectedly visited by a mysterious, seemingly mystic music teacher who guides him through a spiritual journey of higher education in both music and life.

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