Victor Wooten opens doors to Wooten Woods

What would cause a teenage boy to speak those words? On Sunday April 5, 2009, you can find out for yourself by visiting Wooten Woods.

Victor Wooten and his wife have recently purchased nearly 150 acres on the beautiful Duck River near Nashville, TN. This will be the new home for the Bass/Nature Camp—a camp they’ve been running since the year 2000.

For the last year, past students and friends have given back to the Wootens and have given forward to future students by donating time, labor, and love to erect the infrastructure of the new camp. By joining the Wootens and their group of instructors over a few weekends, these past students have helped construct buildings, trails, gardens, and much more—all for the purpose of furthering Wooten’s dream of sharing music and nature with people of all ages from around the world.

Over the years, people have come from as far away as Turkey and Australia, Israel and Singapore, England and Brazil to learn from Victor Wooten, whom some call a bass guru.

On Sunday, April 5, you can join in on the fun, music, nature, and more (you may even get to pound in a nail or two.) The time is 1pm – 6pm and the cost is FREE!

Victor Wooten currently maintains an ambitious dual solo/sideman pace, regularly recording and touring with the Flecktones (who have released a dozen albums), Mike Stern and Chick Corea’s Elektric Band. With each new solo CD (six so far), Wooten has expanded his musical focus and knack for genre-uniting via his songwriting, producing and multi-instrumental skills – all while maintaining a stellar level of bass playing. This has never been more evident than on Palmystery, his 2008 release on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group.