My reward for making it through that crazy week last week was a date with my guy and banjo master Bela Fleck. Ok, I know what many of you are thinking ... 'Banjo? How positively Tennessee redneck of you.' That is just the notion Bela is trying to dispel.
The banjo originates in Africa, and Bela toured the continent a few years back to trace its roots and play with some of the best African musicians. It sparked an album and a documentary.
Bela brought several of the musicians and their traditional African instruments featured in the documentary with him for his show in Knoxville and subsequent tour. The music is amazing. I wish I could describe it to you, but I wouldn't do it justice. All I can recommend is that you check out the album or the documentary.
If the show wasn't enough to end the week on the right note, we topped it off with a late-night trip to Sonic. Can't get much better than that.