Victor Wooten Summer Tour To Feature Singer Krystal Peterson From Cincinnati

Victor Wooten
Victor Wooten

Photo by Scott Preston

Five-time Grammy®-winning musician Victor Wooten, best known for his work with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Stanley Clarke, Dave Matthews and more, will kick off his summer tour at the Summer Camp Festival in late May backed by an amazing ensemble of musicians as he gears up for the release of two new CDs on VIX Records in September of 2012.

In between intense touring with The Flecktones, Wooten has been recording and mixing a new CD that will be released in two versions simultaneously in September.

Words & Tones comprises 13 songs (11 new original tracks and 2 cover songs) which all feature a female vocalist. Vocalists include longtime friends Saundra Williams (Sharon jones and the Dap Kings) and Divinty Roxx (Beyonce), as well as Wooten’s brothers and kids. New collaborations include a smooth vocal performance from Me’shell Ndegeocello, a beautiful duet featuring Joey Kibble (Take 6), and fiery percussion from “Pedrito” Martinez.

Sword & Stone is the instrumental rendition of the recordings. To make things more interesting, Wooten has added new arrangements, solos, instruments, and musicians to this CD. Each CD features a few songs not found on the other.On this tour,

Krystal Peterson, a young singing sensation from Cincinnati, will make her first appearance with the Victor Wooten band. Also joining Wooten are long time cohorts J. D. BlairDerico WatsonAnthony WellingtonSteve Bailey, and Dave Welsch. These touring musicians also join Wooten on the new CDs. Peterson sings two songs on Words and Tones.

Each musician will multitask (actually switching instruments mid-song) resulting in a part choreographed and part improvised display of musicianship and showmanship at its best. Instruments include: bass, acoustic bass, drums, keyboards, trumpet, trombone, cello, percussion, vocals, and more.

Wooten comments, “Like the new records, I’ll make a slight departure from previous bands. This time around, I’ll be featuring a unique mixture of multi-instrumentalists.  Fans can expect high energy, world-class musicianship, and as always, things they’ve never seen or heard before. The show will consist of mostly new music from my upcoming 2 new CD’S, but will also feature songs from my earlier releases, as well as original music from members of the band, including selections from 2012?, J.D.Blair’s new CD, which was just released on VIX Records.”

The itinerary is as follows:

Sun, May 27                              Summer Camp                                      Chilicothe, IL                            

Mon, May 28                             C2G Music Hall                                     Fort Wayne, IN 

Tue, May 29                              Beachland Ballroom                               Cleveland, OH   

Wed, May 30                             Mr. Small’s Theater                                Millvale, PA                  

Thu, May 31                              The Howard Theatre                               Washington DC

Fri, June 1                                 Toad’s Place                                         New Haven, CT 

Sat June 2                                 Iridium Jazz Club                                   New York, NY   

Sun, June 3                               Iridium Jazz Club                                   New York, NY   

Tue, June 5                               Ram’s Head On Stage                            Annapolis, MD  

Wed, June 6                              Helsinki                                                 Hudson, NY                  

Thu, June 7                               Brooklyn Bowl                                       Brooklyn, NY                

Fri, June 8                                 Keswick Theatre                                    Glenside, PA                

Sat, June 9                                Paradise                                               Boston, MA                  

Fri, June 29                               Port City Music Hall                               Portland, OR                

Sat, June 30                              Montreal Jazz Fest                                Montreal QC                 

Sun, July 1                                Montreal Jazz Fest                                Montreal QC                 

Mon, July 2                               The Ark                                                 Ann Arbor, MI   

Tues, July 3                               Viper Alley                                            Lincolnshire, IL 

Thurs, July 5                              Old Rock House                                    St. Louis, MO   

Fri, July 6                                  George’s Majestic Lounge                      Fayetteville, AR

Sat, July 7                                 Granada                                                Lawrence, KS   

Sun, July 8                                Gabe’s                                                  Iowa City, IA

Mon, July 9                               Dakota Jazz Club                                   Minneapolis, MN

Tues, July10                              Dakota Jazz Club                                   Minneapolis, MN

Thurs, July 12                            Boulder Theater                                     Boulder, CO                 

Fri, July 13                                Aggie Theater                                        Fort Collins, CO

Sat, July 14                               Cervantes                                              Denver, CO                   

Thurs, July 19                            Yoshi’s                                                 Oakland, CO                

Fri, July 20                                Yoshi’s                                                 Oakland, CO                

Sat, July 21                               Trinity Tribal Stomp                                Junction City, CA          

Sat, Aug 4                                 Telluride Jazz                                        Telluride, CO                


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