Bee passionate

Local singer-songwriter Bee Wolf Ray is back at the Zocalo Cafe on May 26 at 7 p.m.

BEE WOLF RAY performs May 26 at the Zocalo Café.

BEE WOLF RAY performs May 26 at the Zocalo Café.

Local singer-songwriter Bee Wolf Ray is back at the Zocalo Cafe on May 26 at 7 p.m.

After a winter of world travelling and working up new material, Bee is ready to take you on a musical tour of her discoveries.

Along with accompanist Peter Cloud Panjoyah of Hornby Island, she will be playing a mix of original songs and eclectic covers. Her songwriting is accomplished, lyrical and deep with recurring themes of earthy spirituality, love’s many forms, the quest for identity and the depths of the human condition, deep topics leavened by her clever, quirky humour.

Bee is a regular at the Comox Valley Songwriter’s Circle and the Sunday jams at the Backstreet Pub, as well as playing occasional gigs in town and elsewhere.

Bee’s music is described as having a unique raw, sweet sound with a soft edge of pleasurable intimacy, with haunting, inspiring and often stirring ideas and images. Her voice has been compared to such diverse artists as Bjork, Buffy St. Marie, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell and Ricki Lee Jones. She is passionate about the songwriting process and about music as a force for transformation and evolution of consciousness.

Inventive, sensitive harmonies and percussion by accomplished Hornby Island singer and drummer Peter Cloud Panjoyah merge seamlessly with her sound.

This show is by donation; come enjoy delicious food and drink at the Zocalo while listening to Bee’s intimate singer-songwriter music.

For more information about Bee’s music, visit www.reverbnation.com/beewolfray.

— Bee Wolf Ray