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BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES
9 p.m., Revolution. $25 adv./$30 d.o.s.

 
New York City native Bela Fleck, often considered the best banjo player in the world, is rumored to have picked up the banjo after hearing Flatt and Scruggs play the intro to TV's “Beverly Hillbillies.” Experimenting with bebop and banjo in high school, Fleck was invited to join famed mandolin player Sam Bush's band, the New Grass Revival, soon after graduation. After making a name for himself on the country-bluegrass scene, Fleck formed his own band, the Flecktones, in 1989. Accompanied by bassist Victor Wooten, percussionist Future Man and saxophonist Jeff Coffin, the Flecktones created a beboppy bluegrass beat (dubbed “blu-bop”) that won over fans and critics alike. The Flecktones' far-reaching range stands out on their Grammy-award winning 2006 release, “Hidden Land,” on which you'll hear swing, bluegrass and prog rock influences. Popular among fans of jam bands and jazz, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones have played Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and Jazzfest and typically do more than 200 concerts a year. Promoting their latest album, “The Enchantment,” Béla Fleck and the Flecktones will perform twice in Arkansas: on Saturday night at Revolution and on Sunday night at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. NB

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