Victor Wooten & The Wooten Brothers: The Sweat Tour at Hamilton Performing Arts Center
The Wooten Brothers are Victor (bass guitar/vocals), Joseph (keyboards/vocals), Roy (percussion/vocals), and Regi (guitars/vocals). For over four decades, the Wooten Brothers have been recognized as some of the most innovative musicians in existence and are collectively known as one of the most talented and dynamic band of brothers the world has ever known.
Since they were young, the brothers have been a musical tour-de-force redefining the limits of jazz, funk, soul, R&B, rock, and bluegrass. They have shared stages with the likes of Curtis Mayfield, The Temptations, Ramsey Lewis, Stephanie Mills, War, and other artists. In the mid 80’s, the brothers released an album as The Wootens for Clive Davis’ Arista Records.
Victor Wooten, a five-time Grammy Award-winning artist, has graced the cover of Bass Player Magazine five times. A founding member of the group Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Victor is recognized as one of the greatest living bassists today, and was named one of the “Top ten bassists of all time” by Rolling Stone magazine.
Joseph Wooten has a dizzying list of talents that is impressive even by the Wooten clan’s standards. Currently the keyboardist for the Steve Miller Band (since 1993), he is also a composer, orchestrator, motivational speaker, and has been showcased as an amazing vocalist since he was a child. He has collaborated with the likes of Whitney Houston and Kenny G, and when not touring with Miller, leads his own band and performs with Freedom Sings.
Roy “Futureman” Wooten, also a five-time Grammy Award winner, is best known for his masterful drumming and percussion skills and is a founding member Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. Roy is mostly known for his frenzied, inimitable on-stage performances heightened by his surreal choice of instruments: his trademark inventions “The Drumitar” and “RoyEl” keyboard. His impressive solo career and “Black Mozart” projects span the genres of classical, jazz, soul, gospel, and spoken word.
Regi Wooten’s signature guitar style of chording, slapping, tapping and frenzied strumming has earned him world-wide notoriety and comparisons to Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Chuck Berry. In recent years, Regi has performed with many artists including the legendary Ginger Baker. Regi, known worldwide as “The Teacher,” currently teaches music in Nashville, TN, and has taught many notable musicians.
Together, The Wooten Brothers bring an uncanny level of experience, originality, and musical expertise to the stage. Their shows are a high-energy, super-funky, artistic blend of styles including original songs and classics. In short, these brothers are the real deal and their shows are not to be missed.
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