On May 17, 2011.

On May 17, 2011, “eOne” label released “Rocket Science”, the tenth Béla Fleck and the Flecktones album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Béla Fleck. The track “Life in Eleven” won “Best Instrumental Composition” at the 54th “Annual Grammy Awards”.


  • Béla Fleck – 5-string banjo, Goldtone 10-string Prototype, Deering Crossfire electric banjo
  • Future Man – drumitar, acoustic drums, percussion
  • Howard Levy – diatonic harmonica, bass harmonica, synth, piano
  • Victor Wooten – Fodera 4-string bass, Fodera 5-string NYC bass, Compito 5-string fretless bass 
  • Kevin Dailey – engineer
  • Richard Battaglia – engineer
  • Richard Dodd – mastering
  • Sean Marlowe – art direction, design
  • Paul Grosso – cover art, creative director
  • Jeremy Cowart – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Béla Fleck except where noted.

  1. Gravity Lane
  2. Prickly Pear
  3. Joyful Spring – Howard Levy
  4. Life In Eleven – Howard Levy, Béla Fleck
  5. Falling Forward
  6. Storm Warning
  7. Like Water – Victor Wooten, Béla Fleck
  8. Earthling Parade
  9. The Secret Drawer – Future Man
  10. Sweet Pomegranates – Howard Levy
  11. Falani
  12. Bottle Rocket

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