Béla Fleck And The Flecktones Were Pure Magic For Capitol Theatre Debut [Full Audio]

first_imgIt was Future Man that hit the nail on the head when he was introducing Béla Fleck, calling the banjoist an absolute master and visionary for wanting to bring the banjo into jazz music. The Flecktones are heady jazz through and through; don’t let Fleck’s bluegrass tones fool you. The band recently reunited for their first shows since 2012, playing a short but sweet two week run on the way to Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Their stop at the Capitol Theatre was a work of beauty, treating fans to an instrumental odyssey that captivated at every turn.At the crux of the Flecktones is incredible musicianship. Aside from the band’s namesake, the band features brothers Victor and Roy Wooten, the latter best known as “Future Man.” Additionally, multi-instrumentalist Howard Levy has made his return to the Flecktones. Levy was a founding member, but left in the 1990’s and was replaced by Jeff Coffin. As Coffin joined the Dave Matthews Band, it was up to Levy to help rekindle the “original” Flecktones magic. Fortunately, the group had a lot to say when they hit the Cap.All four are tremendous musicians, bringing a unique slice to the tight-knit core of the band. Fleck alternated between a traditional and custom electric banjo throughout the night, while Victor Wooten offered some funky tones with his arsenal of basses. Futureman kept the rhythm rocking with an incredibly unique instrument, dubbed a drumitar. Somewhere between a drum machine and a guitar, Futureman would stand up at times and sit down at others, but one hand was always rocking along on that drumitar. Rounding out the ensemble was Levy, who alternated between piano and harmonica primarily, at times peppering the music with juice harp or other percussion tactics.To attempt a description at the music would do it an injustice, because the sheer talents of each member came together to go well beyond the sum of its parts. Together, the four musicians captivated for a full two set performance, keeping fans at the edge of their seats throughout the show. There was a unanimous feeling of reverence from the crowd, as the four awe-inspiring musicians led listeners through an aural journey.Thanks to taper Kevin Antaya, we can listen to the whole show. Tune in below.If you have the chance to see this band live, do not miss it. They are truly masters of their craft, and seeing them perform was a true gift.[Photo by the Capitol Theatre]last_img read more

A contemporary take on the classic Queenslander

first_imgCome inside.The family have made a few changes to the property over the years, including planting a number of fruit trees throughout the yard and renovating the kitchen and media room.The home is on the market now through Remax Albany Creek. 16 Talisman Court is on the market now through Re/Max Albany Creek. Modern and stylish.But despite its decidedly old-world look, the home was actually built less than 20 years ago, according to Anna Martin.The look of the home was one of the things that caught her eye when she moved in to the home eight years ago with her family from Brisbane’s south. The perfect deck for summer.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“I remember when I was a child and my dad bought one (a Queenslander) in Clayfield, so it brings back those childhood memories,” Mrs Martin said. “It’s like something out of a movie.”She said the house was perfect for a family that was looking for a bit more space.It includes four-bedrooms with an ensuite in the main bedroom, while an open plan lounge, dining and TV room brings the home together. 16 Talisman Court Eatons HillAn expansive undercover deck overlooks the street and a nature reserve that is just across the street. “When you are looking through the windows and doors at home, all you see is trees,” Mrs Martin said. “It is so peaceful and tranquil when you hear all the birds.”Although the home emulates the historical look it has some very modern additions including a solar power system, airconditioning and stone benchtops in the kitchen. A classic style with a modern twist.YOU could be forgiven for thinking the grand Queenslander that sits in Talisman Court has been there for decades and decades.The large home has the look of the historic Queenslanders of yesteryear, with a large open deck, high ceiling and intricate woodwork inside and out.last_img read more