THE KING BEES
Venue Address (Get Directions)Blue Blaze Cafe
Date and Time
Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 7:45pm
The King Bees are used to rockin' their blues in some great settings - Rome, New York City, Paris, Amsterdam. Their deep love of the genre, their keen musical sensibilities, and their pure pleasure in performing translate into any language. Founded in Boone,NC in 1987 by guitarist/organist Hound Dog Baskerville and singer/song-writer/bassist, Queen Bee Zamagni, The 'Bees cut their teeth going to the deep-South and Mississippi delta and honed their skills sitting in with and backing up many blues titans -
BO DIDDLEY Tinsley Ellis, Billy Branch, Mojo Buford, Big Jack Johnson, Sam Carr, Frank Frost, Lazy Lester, Ronnie Earl - these are only a few who've invited The 'Bees to share the stage. THE KING BEES have shared the bill with
JOHN LEE HOOKER, DR. JOHN, THE BLACK CROWES, BILL MONROE, LEON RUSSELL and other important artists. The 'BEES sharpened and refined their cut-to-the-bone talent in the years spent on road as the band of choice for numerous legends...CAREY BELL, CHICAGO BOB NELSON, NAPPY BROWN, CHICK WILLIS and JERRY MCCAIN. The 'BEES were proud to be included along with CAREY BELL on the B.B. KING 80TH BIRTHDAY TOUR. But don't think The King Bees are merely a superior back-up band. Having learned at the feet of the greats throughout the deep-South has amply prepared them to forge a smoldering, rocking, soul-stirring sound that's all their own. Over the many, many miles logged in the States, and in numerous European tours, they've proven that they can raise the roof at prestigious concert halls, such as LINCOLN CENTER NEW YORK CITY (where they have appeared several times) shake the stage at European festivals, and bring the crowd to their knees in a juke-joint way down South. THE KING BEES CD'S on TRAMP RECORDS featuring QUEEN BEE ZAMAGNI'S originals have received international raves.
Come out and enjoy this amazing talent!