WALDOBORO — The Waldo Theatre, in Waldoboro, in partnership with Midcoast Music Academy, presents Victor Wooten featuring Steve Bailey and Derico Watson for “Bass Extremes” in their only performance North of Boston on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m.
Victor Wooten is a 5-time Grammy Award winner and a founding member of the supergroup Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. He has been called the most influential bassist of the last two decades and was listed as one of the Top Ten Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine. Wooten was also the winner of Bass Player Magazine's reader poll three times and remains the only person to have won it more than once. Having released multiple solo recordings, he is also the author of the novel The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music.
Steve Bailey is a pioneer of the six string fretless bass whose techniques are studied around the world, according to a news release. Bailey, an avid recording artist with two solo recordings under his belt, currently holds the position of Chair of the Bass Department at Berklee College of Music, in Boston. Bailey has played and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, The Rippingtons, Jethro Tull, Paquito D’rivera, Larry Carlton, and Willie Nelson, to name just a few.
Together they formed Bass Extremes in 1992, releasing their self-titled debut which remains one of the top selling musical/instructional bass products of all time, according to the news release. Subsequent DVD and CD releases followed as they toured the world performing clinics and concerts.
“They are also known and respected as the dynamic teaching duo who continue to teach together at events, colleges, and universities around the world,” said the release. “They were also instrumental in introducing the original ‘Bass Camp’ idea when they ran their first Bass/Nature Camp in Tennessee in the year 2000 and Bass at the Beach in South Carolina a few years later- both intensive camps which attract students from all over the world.”
Midcoast Music Academy is sponsoring an opportunity for local musicians and students of music with Wooten. Local musicians are invited to attend a Master Class taught by Wooten and Bailey that same day at 4:30 p.m. Advance registration is required and is free; please visit Midcoastmusicacademy.com for more information.
Tickets for the concert are $45 in advance and $50 day of the show.
“This concert is bound to be a sellout event; advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended,” said The Waldo.
Free parking is available on Main Street and School Street. Assistive listening devices are available at the Box Office. Doors open at 7 p.m. Concessions (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase.
The Waldo is no longer requiring proof of vaccination, and has shifted to masks optional for all visitors.
For more information visit: thewaldotheatre.org.
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