Electric banjo player Charles Butler, bassist Christian Grizzard and drummer Justin Amaral were all drawn to Nashville at different times by a search for better music. When the three eventually met and played together there was a connection from beat one, and Bee Speed was soon formed. Having released a debut CD in early 2005, Bee Speed is currently playing around the Southeast and is gearing up to record a second CD in 2006. Fans and critics of almost every genre have been praising this genre-bending band, including Bassics, Modern Drummer and Banjo Newsletter magazines. Shake Magazine writes: 'Bee Speed is unlike any other group out there. This interesting trio features electric banjo as lead instrument alongside a solid as stone rhythm section of Christian Grizzard on bass and Justin Amaral on drums. Charles Butler is moving the banjo into new territory not even traversed by the like of Bela Fleck. He plays electric guitar riffs and finds a multitude of different tonal approaches on banjo to an extent where the listener forgets what instrumentation is making this fine music.'