Loose Change

The Wootens at the Georgia Theatre

The Fabulous Wooten Brothers stopped into Athens last month and put on a show son, let me tell you. Everyone knows Victor, arguably one of the best bass players of our generation, and along with his brother Roy, aka Futureman, form the backbone of not only this band but the Fleckbones with Bela Fleck. Along with Reggi and their brother Joseph this is one of the most talented musical families ever. The Wooten Brothers were one of the first shows I saw at the theatre when I started driving to Athens back in the 90's and it brought back a lot of memories watching them funk this place up. Reggi is the one they call the teacher, the brothers say he taught them all how to play, and when I first saw them I had never seen anyone in person to the things that he did with a guitar. If your mouth wasn't wide open all night than you just don't get music