Victor Wooten has five Grammy Awards, multiple hats (composer, arranger, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, author) and, according to many, four hands. Flying over his bass like a squadron of fighter jets, those hands belong to a Tennessee titan who’s as much known for his solo recordings and tours as he is for his part in Bela Fleck’s Flecktones. Victor Wooten Band puts the fun into funky, throwing down a soul shakedown party with mind-boggling jazz, rock and jam instrumentation and vocals that recall the virtuosity of James Brown and Funkadelic. Vic has recorded and performed with the likes of Keb’ Mo’, Tommy Emmanuel, Gov’t Mule and Keller Williams, but it’s his band’s live show that are as electrifying as the man himself – and his bass. Oh, and he plays cello, too.
Jacob Johnson is a young, energetic performer and Greenville native who shares stages with songwriting masters from Edwin McCain to David Wilcox, and hangs out with guitar heroes like Tommy Emmanuel and Tim Reynolds (right-hand man to Dave Matthews). While it’s his flashy guitar pyrotechnics that might grab your attention, his songwriting, personality, and performance style are what set him apart from the rest of the pack of other young guitar-slingers.