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Newport News, Virginia, USA. Wooten was raised in Nashville the youngest of five brothers, and when he was only two years old was prompted into music by his brother, guitarist Elijah Regi Wooten. He eventually became proficient on the same instrument. Together with his other brothers, alto saxophonist Rudy, pianist Joseph and drummer Roy Futureman, Victor and Regi listened to music on radio and records, being influenced by artists as diverse as James Brown, Sly Stone and, later, Return To Forever and Weather Report. In these last two groups, Wooten was especially attentive to the bass playing of Stanley Clarke and Jaco Pastorius. The brothers formed their own group, named, obviously enough, the Wooten Brothers Band, and recorded an album for Arista Records in 1985. Resident in Nashville, Tennessee, from 1988, they were open to yet more diverse influences, notably contemporary bluegrass. By now, Wooten was playing bass guitar and his brother...