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Béla Fleck
Béla Fleck performing on February 9, 2007.
Background information
Born July 10, 1958 (1958-07-10) (age 61)
New York City, New York,  United States
Origin Boston, Massachusetts
 United States
Genres Bluegrass
Jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Songwriter, composer, banjoist
Instruments Banjo
Years active 1978–
Associated acts Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Strength In Numbers
New Grass Revival

Béla Fleck (born July 10, 1958 in New York City, New York) is an American banjo player. He is best known for his work with the band Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.


Solo/with other musicians

As part of a musical group

Tasty Licks

  • Tasty Licks (Rounder Records, 1978)
  • Anchored to the Shore (Rounder Records, 1979)


  • Opening Roll (Rounder Records, 1981)
  • Too Hot For Words (Rounder Records, 1982)
  • Live in Japan (Rounder Records, 1983)

The New Grass Revival

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

One-off collaborations

As a guest musician

Sam Bush


Dave Matthews Band

Eddie From Ohio

Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra

  • Let's Polka 'Round (2003)

Jorma Kaukonen

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Charlie Peacock

  • Full Circle (2004)


Keller Williams

  • Dream (2007)

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