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"Love Bug" by Baby Bee from this week's episode of 'The Walking Dead' is available exclusively on iTunes.
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Have them in circles
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"Infectious. That’s the kind of music that we want to be playing. Growing up deep in the bayous of South Louisiana, we learned quickly that the culture and people surrounding us are just that. The goal was to capture the resilient spirit and good times had here, on any given night in the South.”
Born from the same spirits, Joe and David Stark of Baby Bee were surrounded by instruments and a passion for musicfrom the very beginning. Joe started his first band at 15, and has been going strong ever since. From touring with classicartists like Bad Company and Billy Squier to a playing a sideman role with artists like Marc Broussard, Butch Walker andRadney Foster. Joe’s experiences with fellow musicians have provided some valuable lessons to complement his songwriting abilities.
At the tender age of 17, the youngest Stark brother, David joined forces with Joe to create the ultra sleek and wellharmonized trio the Sons of William. The brothers toured behind two records and an ep, drawing fans worldwide who wereintrigued by their ability to capture the true spirit of classic rock and roll.
But their true spirit was about to be tested. As Hurricane Katrina struck the heart of their very home, the brothers foundthemselves at a crossroads. “Playing gigs in New Orleans may never be the same, we felt it was our job to ensure thatpeople could have a good time, and try to help them recover in some small way. We decided then and there that life isshort and full of disappointment. It was a time of change in Louisiana and while we wanted to stay true to our fans, weknew our hearts had a different direction. So we took a hiatus from all of the touring.” The brothers worked with HabitatFor Humanity to help rebuild homes in Musicians Row, and got out in the community and listened to people. Joining fellowLouisiana musicians like Tab Benoit with Voice of The Wetlands and playing numerous benefit concerts to aid their part ofthe country was a soul searching experience.
“We realized how important music is to our well being, and how few children in our area could actually play an instrumentnot connected to a television screen. So in our break, we decided to start a kids camp in which we taught kids withrelatively no musical experience how to play within the creative outlet of a rock and roll band. The funny thing was thatthese kids taught us more than we taught them. They taught us that you feel music all over, and that the fragility of life isnothing if you can’t smile once in a while.”
So, the Stark brothers went back to the basics. Back to what really matters. That feeling you get at a great SouthLouisiana swamp rock night… Where everyone is a musician in their own right, even if it’s just to shake their tambourine.
“We are Baby Bee. Formally Sons of William, now the sons of Louisiana, who just want you to come as you are and have agood time. We are playing music because that’s what’s in our hearts, and thats what our culture taught us to do.”
The first release from Baby Bee is out now. Joe and David recorded it in Nashville, TN with Grammy nominated producerDave Cobb. The Lp is titled “Drop It Like A Bomb” and is available online and at Baby Bee shows. See when Baby Bee iscoming your way at