Victor Lemonte Wooten is an American bass player, composer, author, and producer. He is mostly seen playing Fodera basses, which he has a signature model.
Victor learns to play bass when he was two, Victor was performing with his brothers in their family band The Wooten Tootin Brothers Band by the age of six.
Victor Lemonte Wooten Early Life and education
Victor Lemonte Wooten is born on 11th September 1964, to Dorothy and Elijah Wooten. He has five Wooten Brothers; Regi, Roy, Rudy and Joseph Wooten, all of whom are musicians and he was youngest among them. Regi began to teach Victor to play bass when he was two.
In 1982 he completed his graduation from Denbigh High School. , Victor and his brothers played in the country music revue while in high school, at Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Victor Lemonte Wooten Career
Wooten added a solo recording career in 90's and numerous collaborations to his duties in the Flecktones. With solo albums like 1996's A Show of Hands and the following year's What Did He Say?, he contributed to albums by friends like David Grier, Paul Brady, and Branford Marsalis' Buckshot LeFonque.
Moreover, his third solo album Yin-Yang was released in 1999, which featured appearances by Fleck, Bootsy Collins, and the Wooten Brothers.
Victor tour with the group Bass Extremes after the tours with the Flecktones. He took his solo career in 2005 with the album Soul Circus. He is associated with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones (Since 1989), SMV, Bass Extremes, Vital Tech Tones music band.
Victor Lemonte Wooten Personal life
Victor is a secretive guy and seems he doesn't want to share his personal life with his fans and media. Till date there he hasn't shared any information regarding his dating, affairs, girlfriend, wife, or children. As there is no any information regarding his girlfriend there are also several rumors about being gay but came out as a hoax.
Victor Lemonte Wooten Net Worth and Discography
Becoming an American bass player, composer, producer, and author he has an estimated net worth of U.S $5 million. He also plays the fiddle, cello, keyboard, guitar, and drums. He has released 14 albums with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and nine solo albums which helped him to get much worthy.
Here are Victor's solo music albums and collaboration albums.
Solo, Bass Extremes, Wooten and Vital Tech Tones
A Show of Hands (1996), What Did He Say? (1997), Yin-Yang (1999), Live in America (2001), Soul Circus (2005), Palmystery (2008), A Show of Hands 15 (2011), Words & Tones (2012), Sword & Stone (2012), Cookbook (1998), Just Add Water (2000), Vital Tech Tones (1998), Vital Tech Tones 2 (2000), The Wootens (1985)
With Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones (1990), Flight of the Cosmic Hippo (1991), UFO Tofu (1992), Three Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1993), Live Art (1996), Left of Cool (1998), Greatest Hits of the 20th Century (1999), Outbound (2000), Live at the Quick (2002), Little Worlds (2003), Ten From Little Worlds (2003), The Hidden Land (2006), Jingle All the Way (2008), Rocket Science (2011)