Bela Fleck

Old Time Bluegrass Pickin’ and Dancin’
Old Time and Bluegrass Pickin’ and Dancin’

According to legend, in medieval Europe, fiddle music was allowed to be played in the church, but dancing was forbidden. It became obvious that fiddling made the congregation tap their feet. They say that’s the moment the fiddler was expelled from church and… Continue reading

Inside A Banjo Player’s Mind

Inside A Banjo Player’s Mind An Interview with Bela Fleck

I spent an afternoon in 1995 talking with banjo master Bela Fleck about his creative process; this interview first appeared in Acoustic Music Magazine in August of that year. Looking back, I realize the extent to which Bela planned… Continue reading