Wikipedia : This day (July 10, 1958), in New York City, is born Béla Fleck, a banjo player, solo or with the Flecktones.
Béla Fleck : Through the course of five albums, they charted new territory with their blend of bluegrass, rock and country music. The relentless national and international touring by NGR exposed Béla’s banjo playing to the bluegrass/acoustic music world.
@last.fm : After a 1988 phone call with bassist Victor Wooten, Fleck and Wooten formed Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, rounded out with harmonica player Howard Levy and Wooten’s percussionist brother Roy “Future Man” Wooten, who plays synthesizer-based percussion. Saxophonist Jeff Coffin joined the group with the album “Left of Cool”.