Anthony Singing Bear is a stylistic singer-songwriter weaving wise words and personal stories into jazzy swing, world beat, reggae, hip hop and soul. His popularity is in large part due to his conscious well-thought lyrics, inventive songwriting, and soulful emotive voice. Bear’s prolific garden of songs seem developed and timeless like something out of the archives, and yet his ever evolving repertoire is very much here and now. It is a unique brand of music, in the style of John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Brett Dennen, but really defying all genre classifications.
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He brings a special spirit to his music that we need more of, both in the music scene as well as in the children’s television scene. All of the music on his electronic press kit was enjoyable and a pleasant addition to my eclectic mix of music. Then I checked his YouTube channel. He’s got fifteen videos up, more than many performers I review. What is more fun is that besides the standard poorly framed videos of performances at one venue or another, or even well shot videos from recording studios, he has people’s music videos. Supported has wonderful images of rock formations, sunsets, campfires, and road trips.
He’s about as funky as you can get on an acoustic guitar …
We couldn’t resist Singing Bear’s confident but sultry, groovy but ethereal eclectic song catalog.
A conscious musical creation for the heightening of one’s awareness of the greater whole occurs while listening to Singing Bears Earth Speaks album.
With a tight band that effortlessly moves through a variety of dance genres and a clear, confidant, and mesmerizing voice, Singing Bear is sure to continue building a devoted fan base. Having the musical chops to hold his own playing next to someone like Jason Mraz, some may misguidedly counsel Singing Bear to mold his lyrics into something more commercial, but in an age over-stuffed with commerciality, what the world needs is more Singing Bears.
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I am super excited to announce … 3 Performances this Week – all in the Bay Area! And I couldn’t be more excited with some of the artists that I get to share the stage with. First …. It Starts Tomorrow Night!! January 18th at No Name Bar I am performing with the Migrant … Continue reading Bear in the Bay this January
There’s nothing like the smell of the ocean air sitting on the porch on Navy Rd with my guitar singing to the wind and the paddle boarders floating by. They wave eagerly because they think that I must be a big name musician to be sitting there writing songs with a view like that. … Continue reading The Famous Hermit
Many of you know me as a musician. Some of you know that I am an entrepreneur and creative director. Some of you know that I am a workaholic and very passionate about what I am doing. But barely anyone knows what the world is like inside of my mind and my heart. No … Continue reading Music is Fifty Percent Listening
If I could learn to fly Would I be the one who realizes? If I could start again Would I still be your friend? If I could be free Would I fulfill all my dreams? If I could run away Would I miss my old ways? All the puzzle pieces are right here in … Continue reading If I Could Learn to Fly
Even as we listened through dozens upon dozens of entries and comers for February 2011′s top indie act, we couldn’t resist Singing Bear’s confident but sultry, groovy but ethereal eclectic song catalog. Not having a clue who this enigmatic but prolific talent was, we asked him about the name and the music and here … Continue reading Indie Artist of the Month – Music Zeitgeist
Bay Area artist Singing Bear may have grown up in Ohio, but with his conscious style, it comes as no surprise that he has found his audience in California, dense with New Age spirituality. His unabashedly awakened lyrics may prove too far out for some, but given a chance, Singing Bear’s superb musicianship and … Continue reading Singing Bear “Gold” – by Heather Miller-Rodriguez
Looking in my Sonicbids inbox I found a new submission from Singing Bear. I get all kinds of submissions and I like to encourage people to listen to greater diversity in music. So, I clicked on the link, expecting to find music videos by Little Bear or something like that. Little Bear was a … Continue reading Music Monday – by Aldon Hynes
This was not an easy life choice. Nine years ago I was living in a tipi in Ohio without electricity or running water. I lived through the winter in that beautiful and peaceful space far removed from any town with flashing lights and industry. One morning, I woke up and went outside into the … Continue reading Jump in & Let it go