Just in case you aren't familiar with Béla Fleck, there are
some who say he's the premiere banjo player in the world.
Others claim that Béla has virtually reinvented the image
and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing
and recording career that has taken him all over the musical
map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. If
you are familiar with Béla, you know that he just loves to play
the banjo, and put it into unique settings.
Born and raised in New York City, Béla began his musical
career playing the guitar. In the early 1960's, while watching
the Beverly Hillbillies, the bluegrass sounds of Flatt &
Scruggs flowed out of the TV set and into his young brain.
Earl Scruggs's banjo style hooked Béla's interest