Victor Wooten “In Tune” – Exclusive Interview
When someone uses the term “in tune,” it can mean a lot of different things. It can be used literally or metaphorically. Never before have I met someone that so tested, and at the same time, verified the term’s ambiguity.
In the world of playing the Bass, when Victor Wooten speaks, people listen. And rightly so. Victor Wooten is a 5 time Grammy winner, he has won the “Bass Player of the Year” award from Bass Player magazine three times in a row (the first person to win the award more than once). In addition to a his award winning solo career and collaborations with various artists, like legends Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller,Wooten has been the bassist for Béla Fleck and the Flecktones since the group’s formation in 1988.
On top of that, he’s one of the only bass players I’ve ever met that didn’t suffer from
Bassistian Bitterosa Complexia (BBC), a very serious disease, in which the bass player gets stuck repeating the phrase “Who cares what I think, I’m just the Bassist.” And I guess there’s a good reason for that. When you play any instrument like Victor plays the bass, you tend to turn a few heads.
And while he’s used to being in the spotlight, he has turned his attention to education. A while back Victor opened a camp that combines learning bass guitar and learning to be one with nature.
The Entertainer caught up with Victor Wooten at this year’s NAMM show in Anaheim for an exclusive interview. Victor shared a lot with us, including talking about his new record label, his about-to-be-rereleased solo album, his camp, and more.
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