Béla Fleck recently paid a visit to New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater to sit in with Louis Cato and The Late Show Band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The bluegrass phenom was one of many recent special guests to join Cato and The Late Show Band, including Cory Wong, John Scofield, Joe Walsh, and Meshell Ndegeocello, though, to date, Fleck has been the only banjo player.

In a newly shared clip posted by The Late Show, Fleck joins Cato and the band for a high-energy rendition of “Big Country”, a tune that has been a staple in Fleck’s arsenal during his recent tours with his project My Bluegrass Heart.

Watch Béla Fleck play “Big Country” with Louis Cato and The Late Show Band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below. Fleck has upcoming tour dates in Japan and around the U.S. Click below for a full list of shows, and to purchase tickets, visit his website.

Béla Fleck 2024 Tour Dates:

May 31 with Abigail Washburn at Blue Note Tokyo in Minato, Tokyo, Japan at 6:00pm
May 31 with Abigail Washburn at Blue Note Tokyo in Minato, Tokyo, Japan at 8:30pm
Jun 1 with Abigail Washburn at Blue Note Tokyo in Minato, Tokyo, Japan at 4:30pm
Jun 1 with Abigail Washburn at Blue Note Tokyo in Minato, Tokyo, Japan at 7:30pm
Jun 2 with Abigail Washburn at Blue Note Tokyo in Minato, Tokyo, Japan at 4:30pm
Jun 2 with Abigail Washburn at Blue Note Tokyo in Minato, Tokyo, Japan at 7:30pm
Jun 13 with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer & Rakesh Chaurasia at Groton Hill Music Center in Groton, MA
Jun 14 with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer & Rakesh Chaurasia at Ulster PAC in Kingston, NY
Jun 15 with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer & Rakesh Chaurasia at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT
Jun 16 with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer & Rakesh Chaurasia at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA
Jun 18 with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer & Rakesh Chaurasia at Chautauqua Amphitheater in Boulder, CO
Jun 20 with Telluride House Band at Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, CO
Jun 21 with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer & Rakesh Chaurasia at Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, CO
Jun 29 with Eastern Festival Orchestra at Eastern Festival in Greensboro, NC
Jun 30 with Eastern Festival Orchestra at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts in Boone, NC
Jul 6 with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Jul 12 with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer & Rakesh Chaurasia at Vancouver Island Musicfest in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Jul 16 with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer & Rakesh Chaurasia at Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, CO
Jul 17 with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer & Rakesh Chaurasia at Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, CO
Jul 18 with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer & Rakesh Chaurasia at The Lensic PAC in Santa Fe, NM
Jul 20 with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer & Rakesh Chaurasia at The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO
Jul 22 with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer & Rakesh Chaurasia at Millennium Park Music Series in Chicago, IL (Free)
Jul 27 with Abigail Washburn at RockyGrass in Lyons, CO
Aug 1 with Abigail Washburn at Grand Teton Music Festival in Teton Village, WY
Aug 17 for Blue Ridge Banjo Concert at Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC
Sep 10 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at Blue Note in New York, NY at 8:00pm
Sep 10 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at Blue Note in New York, NY at 10:30pm
Sep 11 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at Blue Note in New York, NY at 8:00pm
Sep 11 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at Blue Note in New York, NY at 10:30pm
Sep 12 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at Blue Note in New York, NY at 8:00pm
Sep 12 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at Blue Note in New York, NY at 10:30pm
Sep 13 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at Blue Note in New York, NY at 8:00pm
Sep 13 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at Blue Note in New York, NY at 10:30pm
Sep 14 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at Blue Note in New York, NY at 8:00pm
Sep 14 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at Blue Note in New York, NY at 10:30pm
Sep 15 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at Blue Note in New York, NY at 8:00pm
Sep 15 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at Blue Note in New York, NY at 10:30pm
Sep 21 with Edmar Castañeda & Antonio Sanchez Trio at FreshGrass in North Adams, MA
Sep 27 with Vermont Symphony Orchestra at Flynn Center in Burlington, VT
Sep 28 with Vermont Symphony Orchestra in Rutland, VT
Oct 4 with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall in Cincinnati, OH
Oct 5 with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall in Cincinnati, OH
Oct 12 with Abigail Washburn at Pawley’s Island Festival of Music & Art in Pawleys Island, SC
Oct 13 with Abigail Washburn at CaveFest in Pelham, TN
Oct 17 with Abigail Washburn at Appell Center for the Performing Arts in York, PA
Nov 16 with Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Hall in Denver, CO
Nov 17 with Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Hall in Denver, CO at 1:00pm

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Béla Fleck With Louis Cato And The Late Show Band – “Big Country”