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Year: 2000

Runtime: 02:05:04

Recorded in the summer of 2000, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones’ Live At The Quick features an expanded version of the bluegrass-fusion band’s lineup, featuring guest artists from the band’s eighth album, Outbound.

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Folk, Classical, World, Jazz

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