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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November 14, 2019 49 min

Bear and a Banjo are summoned North by an evil industrialist with sinister intent. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 7, 2019 31 min

Bear and Banjo introduce Sister Rosetta Tharpe, famed gospel singer/guitarist and unheralded inventor of rock n roll, to Little Richard, changing the course of music history. After a brush with the law, the episode ends with Bear and Banjo officiating the wedding of Sister Rosetta in front of 30,000 people - Oh and Zac Brown uncovers the forgotten song and does his own rendition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.ih... Read more

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Dennis Quaid, Poo Bear and Jingle Jared discuss how this project was created. They examine the story, music and their fateful meetings, which lead to them bringing this concept to life. Dennis recounts a last minute invitation to pitch this concept with Jingle Jared in Las Vegas... and Poo Bear explains how Justin Bieber should take some credit for this project. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-a... Read more

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October 23, 2019 39 min

Bear and Banjo execute the first documented musical prison break in history.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 16, 2019 29 min

J. Banjo becomes America's biggest children's entertainer only to be run out of town by J. Edgar Hoover. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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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/mentalhealth Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.ih... 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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