“You Can’t Improvise Your Way Through It, You Have to Play the Notes” – Béla Fleck on Bluegrass

Virtuosic banjoist, composer, and 15-time Grammy winner, Béla Fleck, connected with Sean from The Afternoon Cruise ahead of a four show run at the Dakota on Thursday and Friday of this week (July 13 and 14) in support of his latest release, 2021’s My Bluegrass Heart.

Fleck discussed how his perspective on writing and playing bluegrass changed after some time away from the genre, how he gets the best out of his musical collaborators (and vice versa), and the unique challenges of playing high level bluegrass.



This interview originally aired on The Afternoon Cruise on 7/10/23
This interview was produced and edited by Autumn Haeg

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