Bear and a Banjo

Bear and a Banjo

Bear and a Banjo is a new musical podcast that tells the incredibly tall tale of a band that time forgot. Although history may have left them behind, Bear and Banjo rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest musical icons in history—from Leadbelly and Sister Rosetta Tharp to Little Richard and Bob Dylan-- unwittingly influencing the course of 20th century Americana. All their adventures are meticulously archived and presented by Dr. Q, played by Dennis Quaid. Featuring an original soundtrack produced by Oscar-winner T-Bone Burnett (O’ Brother Where Art Thou, True Detective) , Bear and a Banjo is an immersive musical journey through old weird America during the big bang of recorded sound.... Show More

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October 9, 2019 32 min

A tall tale about ear worms, jug bands, radio jingles, sonic weaponry, LSD and the CIA - all loosely based upon a Mark Twain short story. 

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October 2, 2019 4 min

Bear and a Banjo is all about music and its impact on the world.  In the spirit of Bear and a Banjo we partnered with One Medical to create a song using 200 anonymous internet posts about mental health. We hope it reminds people facing mental health issues that they are not alone, and together we can make something beautiful. For more information visit OneMedical.com/ment... Read more

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October 2, 2019 30 min

Bear and Banjo find themselves on a midnight train ride from Chicago to New York with Sonny Liston, the mob and Muddy Waters.

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September 25, 2019 2 min

Join our unlikely heroes, Bear and Banjo, on a musical adventure through the history of Americana. 

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