VIX RECORDS TO RELEASE THE SOUNDTRACK TO “The Music Lesson:  A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music” via compass RECORDS DISTRIBUTION on april 30, 2013


 NASHVILLE, TN—March 20, 2013–Five-time Grammy® winning musician VICTOR WOOTEN will release the soundtrack to his audio book The Music Lesson:  A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music (Tantor Audio) on VIX RECORDS via Compass Records distribution on April 30, 2013.  This will be the first time it has been made available on CD.

The print edition of the book is available in 4 languages and is being used in curriculums in universities, high schools and learning institutions around the world.   In spring of 2011, the audio book version, available on CD and as a digital download, was a finalist for a prestigious Audie Award in the “Personal Development” category.

The primarily instrumental soundtrack features 31 original tracks of music as scored and performed by Wooten.   Additional musicians on the recording include Béla Fleck, Roy Wooten, Joseph Wooten, Howard Levy, Michael Kott and Federica Pena.  Once again, the recording is a showcase for Wooten’s writing and scoring capabilities.

While Wooten is most recognized for his contributions to Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, his solo efforts and his collaborations with folks such as Stanley Clarke, Bruce Hornsby, India Arie, and Dave Matthews have led him to be regarded as one of the greatest bass players of all times, revered by his fans and his peers alike for his uncanny skills on bass.  He has been featured on the cover of Bass Player Magazine four times!

Continuing in his unique fashion of delivering musical innovation and thought-provoking compositions, Wooten delivered two new CDs in September of 2012:  Words and Tones, a collection of 14 tracks featuring various female vocalists and the instrumental Sword and Stone.  The CDs represent the various sides of Wooten’s approach to music, performance and songwriting, highlighted, of course, by searing bass solos that will boggle the mind and definitely satisfy those that thrive on Wooten’s musical as well as technical skills.

Wooten continues to tour heavily with his band, which includes: Wooten on electric, tenor and upright basses, cello, guitar and vocals; Krystal Peterson on vocals, keyboards, flute and drums; J. D. Blair on vocals and drums; Derico Watson on vocals and drums; Anthony Wellington on bass, keyboards, guitar & vocals; Steve Bailey on bass, keyboards, trombone and vocals; and Dave Welsch on bass, trumpet, keyboards and vocals.  The ensemble has received rave reviews on their last 3 tours!


Wed, Apr 17                            Germantown PAC                  Germantown, TN

Thu, Apr 18                             C2G Music Hall                      Fort Wayne, IN

Fri, Apr 19                               Madison Theatre                     Covington, KY

Sat, Apr 20                              Reggie’s                                  Chicago, IL

Sun, Apr 21                             Redstone Room                      Davenport, IA

Tue, Apr 23                             Jazz Kitchen                           Indianapolis, IN

Wed, Apr 24                            Newport Music Hall                Columbus, OH

Thu, Apr 25                             Busters                                    Lexington, KY

Fri, Apr 26                               Handlebar                               Greenville, SC

Sat, Apr 27                              Variety Playhouse                   Atlanta, GA

Sat, May 25                            Summer Camp                       Chilicothe, IL

Sun, May 26                           Summer Camp                       Chilicothe, IL

Fri, May 31                              Rio Dos Ostras Jazz & Blues Rio de Janeiro, SA

Sat, June 1                              Rio Dos Ostras Jazz & Blues Rio de Janeiro, SA


For more information go to:

Publicity/Victor Wooten:

Michelle Roche Media Relations  706-353-3244

Publicity/Compass Records:

Emily Amos  615-320-7672