Tag Archives: Bela Fleck

Rex McGee- Banjo Playing Enigma

I first became aware of Rex McGee somewhere in the early 1990s at the first Merlefest that I ever attended.  At the time the festival was pretty small but it was packed to the gills with music and workshops.  These … Continue reading

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Highlights of the McConnell Library Appalachian Music Collection- Bela Fleck

Does anyone not recognize the name Bela Fleck? A show of hands? No one? OK good.  Bela Fleck has touched so many types of music and musicians in his 55 years of life that he is probably known throughout them … Continue reading

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Highlights of the McConnell Library Appalachian Music Collection- Bela Fleck- Drive

Bela Fleck is a darned good banjo player and seems to be a darned nice guy too (I have not spent much of any time with him to actually know that, but the little bit that I have spent with … Continue reading

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Bela Fleck's Banjo Concerto Premiers 9/22/2011

I just heard that tonight Bela Fleck’s banjo concerto premiers and is being shown in a free and live webcast. The piece is called Béla Fleck’s Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra.  Also being aired tonight are Copland’s Appalachian Spring and … Continue reading

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Highlights of McConnell Library’s Appalachian Music Collection- Throw Down Your Heart

This pick is different from the others I have made so far, this one isn’t Appalachian music at all- in fact it’s not even all music, it’s a DVD.  I picked this one because it concerns one of America’s most … Continue reading

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