Victor Wooten and the Wooten Brothers will reunite for a tour with shows in the South and Northeast as well as their first studio album since the ’90s. Joseph (keyboards/vocals), Roy “Futureman” (percussion/vocals), Regi (guitars/vocals), and Victor Wooten (bass/vocals) will hit the road with special guests Rebirth Brass Band beginning September 28th after first warming up with a run in Australia later this month.
Led by world-renowned bassist and educator Victor Wooten, the Wooten brothers started playing together as children before each going on to pursue their own music careers. Keyboardist Joseph Wooten, a.k.a. the “Hands of Soul,” joined the Steve Miller Band in 1993 and is a renowned motivational speaker and author in addition to being a talented composer and arranger whose list of collaborators includes Whitney Houston, George Clinton, and Kenny G.
Roy “Futureman” Wooten, like Victor, is a founding member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and a five-time Grammy award winner known for his trademark inventions the “Drumitar” and the “RoyEI” keyboard. He is a philosopher, researcher, filmmaker, and educator with an impressive catalog of solo projects including symphonic works and “Black Mozart” projects spanning classical, jazz, soul, gospel, and spoken word. Known worldwide as “The Teacha,” Regi Wooten has made a name for himself as a prolific teacher in Nashville as well as his distinctive style of guitar playing, which incorporates unusual techniques like slapping and tapping.
“Being in a band with my brothers is the best thing for me,” said Victor Wooten, who recently completed a tour with Cory Wong. “It’s like a family reunion every time we get together to play. They are my teachers and I feel most at home with them.”
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In addition to their reunion tour, the Wooten brothers announced their first studio album in several decades is due out later this year.
“The music we are working on at the moment is a collection of new and old,” Victor added. “We have songs that were recorded decades ago that have never been heard by anyone. We also have newer music that was recorded over the last year. It will be a nice collection of old and new. With the older music, we want to introduce the world to Rudy, our saxophone playing brother who passed away in 2010. Be prepared to have your mind blown.”
Click below to view a full list of Victor Wooten and the Wooten Brothers tour dates. For ticketing information and more details, visit Victor Wooten’s website.
Victor Wooten and The Wooten Brothers Tour Dates:
09/28 – Chattanooga, TN – Barrelhouse^
09/29 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre^
09/30 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse^
10/01 – Asheville, NC – The Outpost^
10/03 – Troy, NY – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall^
10/04 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl^
10/05 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore^
10/06 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live^
10/07 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel^
10/08 – Portland, ME – State Theatre^
10/10 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground^
10/11 – Boston, MA – Citizens House of Blues^
10/12 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – FM Kirby Center^
10/13 – Roanoke, VA – TBA
10/14 – Buffalo, NY – TBA
^With Special Guests Rebirth Brass Band