Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones – Wilmington, NC (08/14/11)


Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
14 August 2011
Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre,
Wilmington, NC

Download: FLAC/MP3


Schoeps MK41 (DINa) > KCY > Schoeps VMS 5U > Tascam HD-P2 @96 kHz, 24 bits
on stand approx. 5’10” even with FOH


CF card > Generic CF Cardreader > USB 2.0 > Dell XPS m1730

edited and resampled in Vegas 9.0e

Bottle Rocket
Sex in a Pan
Life in Eleven
Earthling Parade
Bass Solo >
Prickly Pear
Sunset Road
Sweet Pomegranates
Banjo Solo** >
Sinister Minister
Encore Break:

* – The noise that begins here is due to the singing of the cicada bugs in the trees nearby. The cicadas began to sing roughly 45 minutes before the torrential downpour started (see below), approximately also 45 minutes after the start of the show.

** – When the rain began in earnest, I slid a yard-trash bag over the mics. Once the tapers in front of me offered me an umbrella (thanks Frank & Charles), I removed the bags. This lasted roughly 90 seconds of Bela’s banjo solo. The plastic killed the sound quality, although the sound of plastic bags dragging across windscreens and mics is truely unique. During this time, the PA was also draped with tarps by the stage crew. I removed the unusable audio section,and crossfaded back over the solo itself, once the bags had been removed, leaving a relatively seamless transition.

*** – The noise around 24:31 of track 18 (right track only) is the sound of the FOH tent getting
setup to combat the rain, and hitting my mic stand in the process.

FLAC Fingerprint created in Trader’s Little Helper at Level 8:


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bela Fleck & the Flecktones – Apple Valley, MN (08/03/11)

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Weesner Family Amphitheater
Minnesota Zoo
Apple Valley, MN

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Nevaton MK49 > Lunatec V3 > mytek 192 adc (aes3 digital)> sd722 @ 24/48
Mic Config: DINa(ish)
Transfer: CF > USB 2.0 > PC

Audio cable interconnects by Darktrain

Volume and Fades Soundforge Pro 10.0
Resample to 44.1Hz Izotope Ozone 4
Dither to 16 bits Izotope Ozone 4 MBIT+
Tracks Split with CD Wave Editor > FLAC Frontend

taped & transferred by David Lawrence

01. crowd
02. Bottle Rocket >
03. Nemo’s Dream # >
04. Prickly Pear
05. Howard Solo
06. Life in Eleven
07. Victor Solo >
08. Flying Saucer Dudes **
09. Sunset Road **
10. Futureman Solo
11. Sweet Pomegranates
12. Big Country **
13. Blu-Bop
14. BÈla Solo >
15. Falani **
16. band intro
17. crowd
18. The Sinister Minister
19. crowd
encore 2
20. Flight of the Cosmic Hippo

The Original Flecktones:
Bela Fleck – Banjo
Victor Wooten – Bass
Roy “Future Man” Wooten – Drumitar, Percussion, Vocals
Howard Levy – Piano, Harmonica


** with Casey Driessen on fiddle
# 3/4 second PA dropout at 1:40 in Nemo’s Dream

Bootleg Bonanza: Béla Fleck – San Francisco, CA (11/28/03)


Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco, CA

Download MP3@224kps: Megaupload

Set I
Mudslingers of the Milky Way
New Math
Futureman Solo->Futch/Bela Jam
Scratch & Sniff^
Set II
Victor Solo ->
Vic/Jeff Jam (Mad Hatter)->Sleeper
Something She Said ^ ->
A Moment So Close ^
Bela & David *
Am Latin ^*
Sleeping Dogs Lie ^*

^ With guest Paul Hanson on bassoon
* With guest David Grisman on mandolin

This is the first of 4 live releases direct from the band.
These releases are not to be sold, but traded freely amongst
the Flecktone’s fans.