Kansas Music Hall of Fame: Board of Directors

Allen Blasco
President

Kansas City

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Larry Miller
Vice President

Lawrence, KS

Larry started taking piano lessons in 2nd grade. Learned to sing harmony in 4th grade, Started trombone in 5th grade. Added tuba as a sophomore. Acoustic guitar as a junior. Bass guitar 6 months later. In college he played professionally in several rock bands, including the Illusions. At times Jim Stringer and Steve Hall (KMHof inductees) played in that group. Music has been and continues to be a huge part of his life, as he is currently worship leader at his church. Larry is also technically minded. He started repairing guitar amps in Jr high. In 1963 he received his dream job working for Ed Down at Audio House studios. He learned all aspects: from tape editing, studio engineering, on location recording, and disk mastering. He later became interested in computers and wrote payroll, bookkeeping, and production scheduling software. He worked with Ed until his death. Larry was married in 1973 and has 3 children, a foster daughter, and 5 grandchildren. He moved on into computers and was part owner of a computer store. He was in instructor at DeVry for 3 years and moved into computer programing. In 1991 Larry added live sound to his pallet with Audio House Sound. Larry has been sound engineer for a wide range of musicians, from A Capella to rock, country, EDM and Asian.
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Lynn Voss-Fleming
Treasurer

Beloit, KS

Lynn was born, raised and resides in Beloit Kansas and got her degree in Business Management from Kansas State University as a single mother. After college Lynn worked for an attorney and gained experience in individual, fiduciary, partnership and corporate income taxes, real estate, title insurance and accounting. In 2002 she was hired by the Salina Housing Authority and worked in the capacity of Finance Manager, Assistant Executive Director and Interim Executive Director. In 2009 she became the Executive Director of the Great Bend Housing Authority where she manages 180 federally subsidized rental units. Since 1995 Lynn has also been employed part time in accounting, real estate management and as an event promoter. Lynn recently became a small business owner as she owns two territories in the Vintage Market Days franchise where she promotes events in Georgia and Kansas.
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Mary McGee
Board Member

Lawrence, KS

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Beth Meyers
Board Member
Lawrence, KS
Born and raised in Kansas, Beth was 13 when she first heard live, regional music of her generation: Kansas Music Hall of Fame 2005 inductee, The Fabulous Flippers! She fell in love with sound and started learning about it before she was in high school. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, she went to tech school and obtained her First Class Radiotelephone Operator’s License in 1977. Beth was hired as a broadcast engineer for KANU, an NPR affiliate in Lawrence, Kansas, that same year. During her years at KANU, she and Calder Pickett won an Armstrong Award for his weekly syndicated show, “The American Past”. She also engineered for other shows and artists, including Ida McBeth and Jay McShann. Beth left KANU to attend graduate school with concentrations in Strategic Communications and Broadcast Management. Beth now works for Theatre Lawrence, and was the first person ever to use the audio equipment in the new building with the debut of “Ragtime” in 2013. She was also the first person to engineer a complete album for local artist Darrell Lea at the public library's Sound and Vision Studio. Beth has taken pictures for KMHoF since 2006 as homage to the organization and to the musicians who have changed the musical landscape in Kansas and the Midwest.
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Brandon Draper
Board Member

Lawrence, Ks

Brandon Draper has enjoyed a celebrated career as drummer, percussionist, producer, multi-instrumentalist and educator. Thumping his leg in the crib and began lessons at age 5, sitting in with his dad's bands at 9, touring at 14, and the rest is history. Draper has performed with the New Mexico Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Ottmar Liebert, DJ Logic, Donna Summer, Mose Allison, Steve Coleman, Mike Moreno, Bobby Watson, and Kevin Hays. 2011-14 he toured the U.S. with the live-tronica pioneers Particle. In past years he performed in the critically acclaimed world premiere of the hip-hop musical "Venice" in Los Angeles Fall 2010, and premiered his original work “Bass Darabukas” with Quixotic and the Kansas City Symphony in Spring of 2011. He was music director for Quixotic 2007-2012 and continues to compose for the ensemble. Draper recorded, co-mixed and performed on the 2013 release Yalniz by Alaturka which received 4.5 Stars - Best albums of 2013 - Downbeat Magazine. He also runs the acclaimed children's interactive music program Drum Safari with his wife Teryn and two daughters. Currently Draper is also on faculty at the University of Kansas where he teaches jazz drums, world percussion, steel band and leads the Music Enterprise Certificate combining music business, management, and entrepreneurship. He holds a Bachelors degree in percussion performance from Bethany College, and a Masters of Music cum laude from the University of New Mexico. "Folks, Drapers range of ethnic styles has me hooked!" Santa Fe Reporter “Brandon Draper does things on the drums that seem near-impossible. His intense beat keeps the fire burning all the time….” KC Star “…Brandon Draper’s a must-see and must-hear, at all costs.” Berman Music Foundation
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Justice B. King
Legal Council
Topeka, KS
Justice B. King is the managing partner of the firm Fisher, Patterson, Sayler and Smith. He has long been recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” for his expertise in bankruptcy law. He lectures frequently at institutes and seminars in the area of business and bankruptcy law. He attended the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy. He has trial experience in business and commercial litigation, tort litigation, and bankruptcy. He also has substantial experience in real estate matters.
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