You can’t hold no groove if you ain’t got no pocket…
“Born to Dorothy and Elijah Wooten, Victor is the youngest of the five Wooten Brothers; Regi, Roy, Rudy and Joseph Wooten, all of whom are musicians. Regi began to teach Victor to play bass when he was two, and by the age of six, he was performing with his brothers in their family band, The Wooten Brothers Band. As a United States Air Force family, they moved often when Wooten was young. The family settled in Newport News, Virginia in 1972. Wooten graduated from Denbigh High School in 1982. While in high school, he and his brothers played in the country music venue at Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia. In 1987, he traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to visit friends that he made at the theme park. One of them was a studio engineer who introduced him to Béla Fleck, with whom has often collaborated.
In 2000 Wooten created a music program called Bass/Nature camp that was expanded into Victor Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature and includes all instruments. His camps are at Wooten Woods, a 147 acre retreat in Only, Tennessee, near Nashville. Wooten co-leads the “Victor Wooten/Berklee Summer Bass Workshop” at Berklee College of Music in Boston. At Berklee and his own camps, he collaborates with Berklee Bass Department chair, Steve Bailey. The two bassists have been teaching together since the early 1990s.” – Victor Wooten, Wikipedia
This post is part of our off-season cinematic slouch. Trebuchet is taking a break until Jan. In the meantime we’ve selected some fine moments for you to enjoy. Hope you had a great year and we’ll see you in 2019