Have you ever had the feeling that music just isn’t what it used to be anymore? Tired of the standard run of the mill bands? Have you ever felt like your life is lacking in luster, and needs a good, swift kick in the rear to reveal a new, yet familiar flavor of unique musical perspective, sound and energy? Well then, look no further... Discover, Jack and the Bear.
Jack and the Bear is a folk/rock/roots act from lower east Michigan with vaudevillian tendencies (see the live show.) Conjoured up of three siblings and close friends, the group's sound can be related to that of Tom Waits, Felice Brothers, C.W. Stoneking, Bruce Springsteen, Randy Newman, and Disney Soundtracks.
Throughout their time as a self-managed (DIY) band, "Jack" have performed at noteworthy music festivals (Bristol Rhythm and Roots, The Frendly Gathering, Nashville PAW Fest...etc), recorded with Grammy award winning artists, engineers and producers (Oz fritz, Doug Sax, Mooka Rennick, Sam Bardfeld), had multiple works placed and aired on hit Viacom network programs such as MTV's Catfish & Teen Mom, formed their own recording studio niche in their hometown of Monroe, MI and have enjoyed the past few years touring extensively across the U.S. anywhere they can to spread the word of "Jack" referring to themselves as "The greatest thing you'll ever see, probably."
The classic question: "Who's Jack and who's the Bear?"
The not so classic answer: Jack is a cockerspaniel owned by the lead trumpet player (Christina) and Bear is an acronymn representing the first four original members of the outfit. (B:Brandon, E:Evan, A:Adam, R:Ryan (Reggie)
“Jack and the Bear: saving lives, every day.”
Doors 9:30 | Music 10. 21 and up.