One of today's most innovative and appreciated bass players, vocalist, producer and lecturer Victor Wooten has been honing his instrument since the age of 3. With his band of brothers, the young musician would perform various local concerts in their hometown of Hampton, VA, even serving as opening act for soul legend Curtis Mayfield when Wooten was all but 6 years old. In 1988, the young prodigy moved to Nashville, where he met New Grass artist Béla Fleck. Together and along with Wooten's brother Roy, they formed the influential group Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, releasing 3 Grammy-nominated albums. In 1996, Wooten launched his solo debut with A Show of Hands, an album today considered one of the most important bass recordings of all time. In 2008, Wooten released Palmystery and joined Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller on the SMV album Thunder. The trio played an outstanding concert at the Festival in 2012.