B-Cubed Music brings audiences an appealing variety of familiar and well-loved songs, played on guitar, banjo, washboard, bones and other intriguing instruments.
Folks are encouraged to sing along, and they usually do because the songs are so familiar to them. The repertoire includes songs from the 1800's through modern day, with some originals thrown in for fun.
Woven into the performances are lively, fun stories that will resonate with the listeners, and recall some of their own life experiences.
Each program is tailored to the specific audience and runs about 60 minutes, unless requested to be of longer or shorter duration. Programs with seasonal songs are also available.
Venues for B-Cubed Music: Country House (3 locations), Yankee Hill (formerly Clark Jeary), The Arbors, The Landing, Eastmont Towers, Windcrest, Madonna Rehabilitation, The Legacy (3 locations), K & B Stables, Northgate Gardens Estates, VA CoffeeHaus, Tabitha, High Plains Memory Care, Oak Pointe (Missouri), Ridgewood (Seward), Bickford House, Tabitha, St. Gianna's Annual Fundraiser at Deer Springs Winery, Grand Lodge at the Preserve, Area Agency on Aging Luncheons
Barb Biffle Bennett retired from her job with the State of Nebraska on April 1, 2014, where she spent 24 years as a Public Information Officer, as well as Webmaster and Social Media Officer for the Department of Roads (16 years), and the Department of Banking & Finance (9 years).
She has been playing music in the Lincoln area since early 2003. She is a former member of the Contra Dance band, Hot Rosin; a founding member of the duo, Wee Brazen Hussies (2004 through 2011); a founding member of the duo, Whoozon1st Band (mid-2011 through 2016); and now she is B-Cubed Music! Scroll down the page or click here for more info on these groups.
Her focus since the end of 2016 has been bringing familiar and fun musical performances to retirement homes, assisted living centers, and memory care facilities, along with the occasional private gig for various groups around the Lincoln area, and also in her home state of Missouri.
She also accompanies her ex-racing greyhound, and AKC certified Canine Good Citizen, Jack Moose, as he visits care facilities.
Mid 2011 through 2016
Whoozon1st Band was the husband and wife duo of Don Bennett and Barb Biffle Bennett. They played about 40 gigs a year, mostly in the evenings, at coffeeshops, wineries, retirement homes and private parties.
They were known for their musicianship, harmonies, and humor, and their fans showed up to enjoy the fun every time they played.
Instruments used were banjo, resonator guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar, recorder, djembe, harmonica, strum stick, harp, electronic bagpipes, and more!
Don retired from music in late 2016 due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. Barb regrouped and continues as a solo act as B-Cubed Music.
Wee Brazen Hussies was the duo of Deb Davis and Barb Biffle
Averaging about 40 gigs a year, they played mostly in the evening, since they both had demanding day jobs. They played retirement homes, coffee houses, wineries, special events and private gigs in and around Lincoln, and also in neighboring states.
Using multiple instruments, they were known for their witty banter and delicate harmonies as well as their songwriting skills. They were much in demand and could always count on a crowd of engaged and sassy listeners wherever they played.
In 2005, they won the KZUM Listeners Choice Award for Folk Music. The ceremony was held at the Zoo Bar.
Deb retired from playing in public at the end of 2011.
She had announced in April of 2011, that it would be her last year, so Barb continued with Whoozon1st Band, which was formed in May of 2011, and played a couple of songs at some of the WBH gigs through the year so audiences could see what they were like.
NOTE: Some are available as FREE downloads on the DOWNLOADS page. More will be added.
The Wee Brazen Hussies made three CD's..."Wee Bee Hussies - Sassy Sampler", 2007, 8 songs; "Yule", a 20 song Christmas CD, 2009; and "Alive, Alive O", a compilation of songs & fun from live gigs, 2011.
Hot Rosin was a fluid group of musicians who played for the monthly Contra Dances at Auld Pavilion in Lincoln, NE. The makeup of the group varied to include whoever was free to play at the time.
They would get together the week before the Dance and run through tunes to play. Barb played the Irish Drum...the Bodhran.
Shown here, Front row: Father James Dank, Kevin Fagerberg, Barb Biffle;
Back row: John Baylor, Pama Heikes Baylor, Charlie Horner, Mark Vanek, Brad Anderson