Though the band is no more, Dixie Bee-Liners have released a final project, one they were in the process of recording when the band broke up in 2011. At the time, they thought of the break more as a hiatus, but it turned out to be the end.
Throughout their tenure, Dixie Bee-Liners reflected the songs and stylings of Buddy Woodward and Brandi Hart, partners in life and in music. The two moved from New York to southwestern Virginia to be more involved in old time and bluegrass music and kept up an active touring and performing schedule, supplementing their band with students in the bluegrass program at nearby East Tennessee State University.
They were in the process of drifting away from their acoustic roots into a more electric and eclectic sound as this final album was being recorded. Titled Through My Screen Door, it is now available for sale through the band’s web site. It’s not a bluegrass project by any stretch, but Bee-Liners fans will want to have this record all the same, as a bookend to their earlier work. Brandi’s voice is a welcome feature, along with her and Buddy’s songs.
Farewell Dixie Bee-Liners, and hello Through My Screen Door.
UPDATE 1/4/15: It would seem that the split between Buddy Woodward and Brandi Hart that led to the demise of Dixie Bee-Liners remains unresolved. We have removed a comment here from Buddy, in which he indicated that he had not authorized the release of this material, as it appears that the question is headed to litigation.