EMPIRE Nashville released its first album to date – the full-length Bear and a Banjo album via all digital and streaming platforms. The Bear and a Banjo band is comprised of Jared Gutstadt on guitar, and acclaimed record/vocal producer and songwriter Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd on vocals. All music was written by Gutstadt and “Poo Bear”, produced by T Bone Burnett. Zac Brown contributed vocals to “Can You Hear Me Now,” and Bob Dylan wrote the lyrics for “Gone But Not Forgotten.”
“‘New Beginning’ is actually a fitting song to release at the end point of this project. It was the first song that Poo Bear and I recorded as Bear and a Banjo,” Gutstadt told Billboard. “The two of us had met a few days earlier at a bar through Justin Bieber and immediately hopped into action as Bear and a Banjo for the podcast. We have always loved this song and were waiting for the right moment to release it.”
Bear and a Banjo album is available now on all digital and streaming platforms. Get the album HERE, and watch the “New Beginning” music video HERE.