Béla Fleck – Big Country


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  • JWing

    Thanks for posting this. Bela Fleck grew up in NYC on Staten Island and like me, who grew up in Queens, was also attracted to the syncopated plectrum sounds of the 5-string bluegrass banjo of Earl Scruggs. When every other eight grade New York kid graduating elementary school was asking for either a guitar or a stereo system for graduation, I asked for a banjo.
    I remember riding the the subway into Manhattan down to the original Pier 17, where the South Steet Seaport was later built, because in the summer they had a bluegrass festivals there. I idolized Bela Fleck but I never attained his virtuosity. Great memories, amazing music…innocent times.

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