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Victor Wooten to perform in Pagosa on May 7

By Hayley Hudson
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Bob Hemenger One of the world’s greatest bass players, Victor Wooten, will perform Tuesday, May 7, at the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium.  The proceeds will benefit and support young musicians at the high school.

Photo courtesy Bob Hemenger
One of the world’s greatest bass players, Victor Wooten, will perform Tuesday, May 7, at the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium.  The proceeds will benefit and support young musicians at the high school.

Music is a language. It can reach millions without words, and we all can access this language. Though different beats move the individual, we all respond to the call of music.

Victor Wooten has an outlook on the language of music unlike any other. His presence exudes electricity, humility and an uncanny amount of talent. Being born to a band of musical brothers, Victor fit well into the original quartet, becoming the fifth piece, and bassist. Becoming a well-known musician by the age of 6, Wooten and his four brothers gained momentum and performed for millions. A few weeks before the Wooten Brothers were to sign for a record company, the offer no longer stood because the record company had just signed another five-piece brother band — The Jackson 5.

Victor Wooten has many accomplishments to his credit, including five Grammy awards, and is recognized as  one of the outstanding bassists in the world. He is best known for his addition to the world-renowned group Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.

Despite all his success, Victor gives back in countless ways. Always humble and kind, Wooten spreads his love for music to many, among them children. At his nature and music camps in Nashville, Tenn., Victor teaches the language of music and respect of nature through rhythm and melody.

The Americana Project is pleased to announce an upcoming night of music and talk with Victor Wooten. Victor will perform solo bass and share his views on music.

Wooten will play Tuesday, May 7, at the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium.  Tickets are only available at the door the night of the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. This is a night too incredible to miss. Not only do you deserve a night out, but the proceeds will benefit and support  young musicians at Pagosa Springs High School.

This story was posted on April 18, 2013.