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King Bee & The Stingers features 6 veteran musicians delivering distinctive interpretations of Blues, R&B, and Funk tunes! Formed in 2006, the band’s current lineup showcases the talents of Sarah Menefee (vocals), Jeff Shew (bass), Paul Karaffa (drums), Mark Carnes (harmonica), Wes Schrimsher (keyboards) and Matt Boat (guitar). The band has notched back-to-back semifinalist wins (2018, 2019) at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and appears regularly at blues festivals around the Midwest. In 2019, the band released their “Meet Me in Memphis” album with 8 original tunes and 2 Blues classics, which quickly earned a leading spot on The Roots Music Report's Top 50 Contemporary Blues Album Chart. Songs from King Bee & The Stingers’ second full-length album “Don’t Move So Fast” are coming soon!

Performing to a near capacity crowd, Blues fans were treated to an incredible show! Zeno Jones from Louisville started the evening off with a powerful performance! The crowd at the Brown County Play House made him feel right at home. This was a night of celebration for the NEW *King Bee" CD release, "Don't move so fast." King Bee and The Stingers hit the stage running! Again the Brown County Playhouse crowd stood, cheered and danced as the band turned in a monster performance. I was humbled to be bestowed the honor of bringing the band on the stage! Big Thanks and appreciation goes out to new Music events director, Bob McCutcheon for putting this show together!

Last, great big "Thanks" to my friends King Bee and The Stingers for letting me be a part of their team!

What a night! Join me In wishing *Zeno Jones* and *King Bee and the Stingers* the best of luck, as they go and compete at the 2023 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN!


-Dave Watson, Entertainment Enterprises Indy

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