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Frank Freniere

Chicago, IL
Post Posted 7 Nov 2017 1:07 pm     Reply with quote

My son and I went to see the Victor Wooten Trio at City Winery Chicago the other night. He did not disappoint.

This is from a performance earlier this year:

And here's an older clip of Victor unaccompanied:

Try to watch the clips all the way thru - it's worth it.
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Lee Baucum

McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 5:07 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for posting these links. I had forgotten about him.

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Sam Conomo

Queensland, Australia
Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 2:38 pm     wow Reply with quote

i think i better stick to 1 and 5.
what a beautiful musician.
thanks ,
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Nic Neufeld

Kansas City, Missouri
Post Posted 9 Nov 2017 8:37 am     Reply with quote

He was in KC this week, did a 3 hour workshop at a music store and played a gig that night (that would be a lot of bass work in a day!). I didn't get to see him but a friend did. Great musician.
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Chris Templeton

The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 16 Nov 2017 8:12 am     Reply with quote

The Wooten family is an amazing musical family.
When they were younger, a record company was pushing them as the next Jackson Five, which didn't pan out.
Eldest brother, Regi, "The Teacher", is who taught Victor.
Regi was my main influece for pursuing the raised fretboard idea on pedal steel and using the tapping technique with it.
I used to go to "The Grapevine" in Nashville to hear Regi on guitar, Joseph (who has played keyboards with Steve Miller for many years), Raymond "Nasty" Massey on drums (he's worked for Pearl Drums for a long time), drummer, JD Blair (Shania Twain) sometimes filled in, Keith Horne (Tanya Tucker) on bass (he and Victor came from what they called "the bass pack", a group of amazing bass players from Newport News, Virginia), and sometimes a horn player, often Rod Makaha on trumpet)
Here is a picture of the Wooten Brothers from back in the day.

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