Archive for October 21st, 2009

Victor Wooten’s Close Call with the Guardian Angels

October 21, 2009

Victor Lemonte Wooten

Victor  Wooten told me a couple of very cool stories for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. Here is one of them, beginning with his bio.

Regaled as the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius, Victor is known for his solo recordings and tours, and as a member of the Grammy-winning supergroup, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. He is an innovator on the bass guitar, as well as a talented composer, arranger, producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. Click here to learn about and order his first novel, The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music. Click here to visit Victor’s website.

I’m lucky to have grown up with very spiritual parents, both of whom came from very spiritual families. When my mom was growing up, for instance, everything from finding the right land to farm on, to what wood to build their house with, to the spot to actually build the house, was all governed by my grandmother’s dreams and visions.

My mother had the same gifts. I remember (more…)