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Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck has won 16 Grammy Awards, played at least 15 major festivals and recorded countless albums through his involvement in various music projects. Needless to say, with a list of accolades of that magnitude, his opinion on anything music-related should be valued. So what does he think about Big Ears in Knoxville?  "I think it's a really neat thing, and I'm amazed and thrilled that it's working so well," he said in an exclusive interview with Knox News. "I was hoping they'd ask me to be a part of it. Now that I'm in, I'll stay as long as I can."  Knox News caught up with Fleck backstage last Friday afternoon at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral following a remarkable collaborative performance with master harp player Edmar Castaneda. 

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