Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"Morning Edition"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
Mark Kleiman Talks Marijuana Laws
Missing Out On A High School Diploma
Gut Feeling: What We Learned From The Hazda About Digestion
Council Votes For Horse-Drawn Carriages
Utah Keeps 'Utes' As Mascot
The Progressive Bluegrass Sounds Of The Infamous Stringdusters
Why Don't We Know Who's Behind the Kelly Cheating Scandal?
The Good Foods Of Lent
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
Castro And Patrick Spar Over Immigration
Boycott Las Vegas Say Social Conservatives
How Safe Is Your Food?
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
Anti-Government Protesters Win Round Against BLM
Tax Advice For The Alternative Economy
The Secret History Of Las Vegas

Bela Fleck
Bela Fleck

AIR DATE: March 12, 2012

Béla Fleck really noticed the banjo while watching "Beverly Hillbillies" as a kid in the 1960s.  The sound of Earl Scruggs playing was "like sparks going off in my head," he said.  Since then, the New York native has busted through any and all barriers, pairing his banjo with everyone from Chick Corea and Branford Marsalis, to Dave Matthews and the Grateful Dead.  With 16 Grammys at home, he is often called the premier banjo player in the world.  Béla Fleck and his versatile banjo join us for an in-depth interview. 
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones perform Monday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Smith Center.
Béla Fleck, banjo, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

    comments powered by Disqus
    Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.