Curt Brown (on the left) has been playing harmonica for 15 years. He is a member also of the band Schneider and Brown that performs songs from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. And he is in a duo with Karen Loffler featuring a mix of traditional and contemporary Americana music. Folk music never fades - it just transforms into memories from our younger selves.
Karen Loffler (second–to–left) has been performing for 40 years, playing solo and in various groups at festivals, coffee houses, art–in–education programs, and even in remote hiking lodges in upstate NY. Inspired by Kate Wolf, The Eagles, and Nancy Griffith, her songs blend trad. and contemporary Americana music that inspires audiences to sing along.
Bee Zander (second–to–right) feels grateful to be playing music with wonderful people such as these. She's enthusiastic about playing folk festivals; enjoys taking on guitar students, and sitting knee–to–knee sharing tunes; sings in a variety of musical styles in other contexts and records at Paradise Sound Arts. Engaged in various musical projects, she's having a great time with The Beee Band.
Jeff Meyer (on the right) has been playing the bass since he was twelve. He has immersed himself in a wide range of musical genres including rock, blues, R&B, jazz, new age, country, and reggae. He has played with a variety of musicians, both known and unknown, and has performed on the national blues circuit.
Blue Moon (Rodgers and Hart)
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Bee's a music lover. She's been involved in music scenes in L.A. and New York and performed country music in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina and on the Space Coast of Florida. For a decade in Newfoundland (NL, Canada) she was devoted to playing Irish music along with music partner Boo in the duo Bee & Boo. As a kid Bee took piano lessons, played in recitals, and sang high soprano in school chorus. At 14 she took folk guitar lessons and after awhile got together with friends to expand her chops. She was jazz guitar student of Billy Bauer (of the Duke Ellington Orchestra). Throughout the 60's & 70's she was fortunate to attend jazz concerts in NYC with her father. Her father, Dick Zander was a musicologist by avocation who shared an appreciation of music as well as a substantial collection of jazz, blues, and folk, records. His guidance and inspiration led Miss Bee to develop keen relative pitch, good ear, a snappy sense of synchopation, and an abiding interest in music.
At nineteen (in the mid–70’s) Bee moved to the Village and played music in three notable groups:
In the Eighties Bee was at the peak of a typographic, graphic arts career. She played guitar synthesizer in Venice, California along with Zeighta Gold and sat in with friends. A fixture in the club scene, venturing out at night to hear live bands, Bee wrote music reviews. Her fleeting image is captured in Penelope Spheeris Decline of Western Civilization music documentary covering the scene. Bee's music column tracked the development and rise of eminent punk, new wave, metal, and rock groups in L.A.
Bee's a–buzzin'... Known best for work with John "Boo" Ferris in the duo Bee & Boo, Bee manages the Rock the Porch Jam series (in Melbourne Beach, Florida). She reaches out to assist others in the musical community, and teaches adult guitar. • Bee sits in (guitar, vocals) with Big Stick and the Woodies (in Melbourne Village) • She sings and plays rhythm guitar in the 60's classic rock outfit, The Acid Cats • Bee plays lead guitar and sings harmony in John "Bumper" Demari's Ocean Mountain Band. Now the sounds of Americana music fill the hive with girl harmony and a touch of the blues on the Space Coast of Florida with The Bee Band — music by Bee Zander, Karen Loffler, Curt Brown, and Jeff Meyer.
Blue Gee — Bee's Open–G Blues
Big Boss Man — Mel. Village Jam
Instrumentation: Bee: guitar, vocals;
Boo: vocals, guitar, walking dulcimer, harmonica.
Individually Bee and Boo add to the musical community on Florida's Space Coast. Both of them sing and play a variety of blues infused musical styles including Folk, Rock, Irish, Hillbilly, Appalachian, Gospel, Blues, Pop, Standards, Country & Western and Traditional. Their performance career spanned two decades (1996–2016). With over 90 years of musical experience between them, they are now involved in giving back by enhancing local participation in music.
Photo: Stan Collins
Crazy (Willie Nelson)
Pallet on Your Floor (trad.)
Photo ©Gail Carson
Boo (John) has lived in many places in North America including the town of Marshall, North Carolina; Cow Head, Newfoundland in Canada; New York City and the upstate; Southern California, and Washington, D.C.. He's based on Florida’s Space Coast.
Musical Background: He started as a five–year–old song and dance boy. Joined his first rock and blues band in 1965, and has performed solo and in bands, choruses and church choirs for over 50 years.
Musical Influences: Huddie Ledbetter, Blind Willie Johnson, Eric Burdon, Ralph Stanley, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, Elvis Presley, the British Invasion, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and more.
Only the Lonely (Orbison)
I Am the Man, Thomas (Stanley/Sparks)