Steve Boone

As a teenager in Long Island, Steve Boone learned guitar from his brother Skip while recovering from a car accident. He joined Skip's hot local band with future Lovin' Spoonful drummer Joe Butler. After high school graduation and a summer motorbiking around Europe, Steve met John Sebastian and Zal Yanovsky in Greenwich Village in late 1964. By the next summer, The Lovin' Spoonful were on the road with Steve on bass and Joe on drums and vocals. The group racked up an astonishing SEVEN Top-lO singles with Steve co-writing two of the band's best loved hits - "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" and the number one smash hit "Summer In The City."

In 1970 Steve bought a 56 foot sailboat and spent the next three years writing songs while cruising the Caribbean. In 1973 he leased a 24 track studio in Baltimore and recorded the Little Feat classic, "Feats Don't Fail Me Now." Then he bought the studio and relocated it on to a 135 foot houseboat in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, calling it Blue Seas Studio. The studio became the recording home of such legends as Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Robert Palmer, Ricky Scaggs and the Seldom Scene.

Steve moved to Florida in 1987. He is an award-winning BMI songwriter and writes and records in his home MIDI studio in between touring, and recording new material with the Spoonful. In 1993 he produced the "Irish Times" band's album, "Live At McGuire's Hill 16. In addition he was a river tour guide for the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and volunteered as a US Swimming official at events held at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale"

In 2005 Steve and Lena visited a friend in Southport, North Carolina and fell in love with an 11 acre farm property in Brunswick County and decided to buy the land and eventually move back to Steve's birth state. They have since purchased a home in Leland, North Carolina which is just across the Cape Fear River from Wilmington and now have made their home full time there. Steve is still pursuing his interest in community activism by chairing the environmental committee for the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and Lena has competed in several bodybuilding contests including winning the title of Miss Wilmington in May of 2008.

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