Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

  • "Big Country is one of those tunes that sort of just arrived,done, in my mind, and what I do when that happens is I call myself. I call mymachine at home and I sing the melody.  I shouldn’t be singing in the firstplace, but its just the only thing I can do. The melody's gonna be gone, in another minute and it’ll be gone. And that’s the nature ofcomposition, there’s this inspiration factor, andthen there’s craft. So howdo you take that inspired moment and how do you make it into something that's complete, and makes sense all the way through?" - Béla Fleck