Last Sunday I decided at the last minute to go check out Victor Wooten and his band perform at the Granada Theater in Dallas. Although, I was not familiar with Victor Wooten’s work what so ever, I still had an amazing time. Victor Wooten is a Jazz fusion bassist, who’s well known for playing his bass along with a string of other instruments, and is the bassist for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He actually released an album a few years ago with Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke as a trio of bassist. For those not familiar with their names, they’re well known bassist in the jazz arena. I actually just recently saw Marcus Miller perform a few weeks ago at the Granada too, and that was also a great show.
One thing that was so interesting about Victor Wooten and his band was the line up of musicians. I had never seen a band comprise of four bassist, two drummers and a vocalist. These guys were so good that they even played other instruments besides their main ones like trombone, trumpet, drums, upright bass, and cello, and one of them was even the director of the bass department at Berkley. I was pretty impressed with them, and they were even nicer in person. They made sure to meet and greet everyone after the show, which showed how down to earth these guys are. Musicians like them will always get my support with me buying merch or continuously seeing them whenever they’re in town.
I’ve been lucky lately with going to shows with people, usually none of my friends ever want to go to shows with me, or just not into the musicians I go see, so I’m always going alone, but this time my homie Dean tagged along with me, and I can tell Dean enjoyed the music too, even showed support by buying Victor Wooten’s music book and the opening acts EP CD. I’ve realized I have much more fun when I go to shows with people who actually enjoys music even if they’re not familiar with the artist performing. It’s like your energy and their energy rubs off on one another, creating this fun and lively aura if that makes any type of sense lol.
I’m trying to find the next show… I swear this music is going to make me broke!