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 VICTOR WOOTEN BRINGS A NEW BAND AND A NEW SOUND TO UPCOMING TOUR
        IN PREPARATION FOR TWO NEW RELEASES IN SEPTEMBER 2012

NASHVILLE, TN—May 7, 2012-- 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. Blair, Derico Watson, Anthony Wellington, Steve
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

For more information:
www.victorwooten.com

				
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