There was a full house at the Orpheum Theatre last Friday, September 21, when Béla Fleck and the Flecktones returned to town for a concert featuring their Grammy Award-winning fusion of bluegrass and jazz. "We showed up at 8:15, 15 minutes after the show was announced to start, and the Flecktones were already on stage playing," noted fan Tom Wilson in a review of the show. "The entire first floor seating was filled so we were forced to sit in the balcony, which was also very packed, for the first set."
He went on to describe the concert, noting the varied range of songs performed by the group through the evening. "As always, each player was given their opportunity to take the stage themselves," Wilson noted. "Victor Wooten played some funky bass lines, and did some cool improvisational work with his loop station. Futureman impressed the crowd by playing his drum synthesizer, and also added an additional keyboard that played simple and melodic samples and phrases. Bela of course took the show down when he sat on his stole by himself and threw down, while the crowd eagerly cheered him on."
Wilson shot a trio of videos at the show, including a live concert clip of Fleck playing solo on his banjo. This and several other videos from the show follows below.