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Bela Fleck, American Musician ( July 10, 1958 - )

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My most powerful memory was hearing Earl Scruggs on 'The Beverly Hillbillies' as a 5 or 6 year old. That sound just blew me away, shook my head up.~Bela Fleck


Memory Powerful Me

I think the Flecktones are a mixture of acoustic and electronic music with a lot of roots in folk and bluegrass as well as funk and jazz.~Bela Fleck


Music Roots Jazz

They think the banjo can only be happy, but that's not true.~Bela Fleck


Happy Be Happy Think

I think it is very ironic that most people think that the banjo is a southern white instrument. It came from Africa and even for the first years that white people played banjo they would put on blackface.~Bela Fleck


People White Think

I always try to work with people who are better than me, so I can learn more.~Bela Fleck


Work People Learn

So it doesn't have to be happy music to be inspiring.~Bela Fleck


Music Happy Be Happy