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Victor Wooten

Born: Sep 11, 1964

Birthplace: Mountain Home

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Victor Wooten

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1964
Birth Place : Mountain Home

Victor Lemonte Wooten is an American bass player, composer, author, producer, and recipient of five Grammy Awards. Wooten has won the "Bass Player of the Year" award from Bass Player magazine three times in a row, and was the first person to win the award more than once. In 2011, he was named #10 in the "Top 10 Bassists of All Time" by Rolling Stone. In addition to a solo career and collaborations with various artists, Wooten has been the bassist for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones since the group's formation in 1988. In 2008, Wooten joined Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller to record an album. The trio of bassists, under the name SMV, released Thunder in August 2008 and began a supporting tour the same month. Wooten has also written a novel titled "The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music". On his website he has stated that he is currently writing a sequel and intends to release at least three more books. Wooten also operates his own record label, Vix Records, on which he releases his own music.


  • Musician
  • Author
  • Composer
  • Record producer
  • Songwriter
  • Bassist
  • Bandleader

Also known as

  • Wooten, Victor
  • Victor Lamonte Wooten

Awards Won

  • Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition
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