Béla Fleck

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by Béla Fleck

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Béla Anton Leos Fleck, 10 July 1958, New York City, New York, USA. Fleck and his Flecktones have been credited with expanding the parameters of the banjo by combining traditional bluegrass with jazz and classical music, similar to what David Grisman did with the mandolin. Inspired by the song ‘Duelin’ Banjos’ in the movie Deliverance, Fleck took up the banjo at an early age before moving to Boston to play with the group Tasty Licks. In 1981 he relocated to Nashville,... Read more

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bluegrass
banjo
jazz
fusion
instrumental
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