Béla Fleck


Béla Fleck





64th Annual GRAMMY Awards


Best American Roots Performance

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

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Through the 65th GRAMMY Awards

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

  • Born Béla Anton Leoš Fleck on July 10, 1958, in New York City
  • Early in his career, banjoist Béla Fleck toured with the American progressive bluegrass band New Grass Revival. In 1988 Fleck began recording and touring with Béla Fleck And The Flecktones, a project featuring Victor Wooten, keyboardist/harmonica player Howard Levy and Roy "Future Man" Wooten.
  • Fleck won his first career GRAMMY for Best Country Instrumental Performance for 1995 for "Hightower," sharing honors with Alison Brown, Asleep At The Wheel and Edgar Meyer. 
  • Did you know? An onstage collaboration between Béla Fleck And The Flecktones and Dave Matthews Band resulted in a 32-minute live version of the Dave Matthews Band hit "#41." 
  • In 2016 Fleck and tour mate Chick Corea invited college students to a show in New Orleans as part of the GRAMMY U SoundChecks program.
  • In 2007 Fleck performed at charity concerts in Germany to help raise awareness of AIDS. 

All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for Béla Fleck


Best Bluegrass Album

My Bluegrass Heart


Best American Roots Performance

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

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