8 episodes

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 Tharpe 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. Bear and a Banjo features an original soundtrack, produced by Oscar-winner T-Bone Burnett (O’ Brother Where Art Thou, True Detective), written and performed by series creator Jingle Jared & Grammy-winning songwriter Jason "Poo Bear” Boyd with original lyrics by Bob Dylan.

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    • 3.7, 223 Ratings

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 Tharpe 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. Bear and a Banjo features an original soundtrack, produced by Oscar-winner T-Bone Burnett (O’ Brother Where Art Thou, True Detective), written and performed by series creator Jingle Jared & Grammy-winning songwriter Jason "Poo Bear” Boyd with original lyrics by Bob Dylan.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

Flying-monkey-12 ,

Not sure what everyone else is talking about

It tells you it’s a fictional story? I quite enjoy it. It reminds me of old radio shows from when you would listen to a new episode. I like the music, and I like how they acknowledge mental illness as well. So far I quite enjoy it. But I’m a fan of this style.

MTF: Commander BoB ,

Wait what I am so confused

I love Dennis quaid but whoa how the hell is this dennis
This host voice sounds like he smoked 3 packs of cigarettes a day

GildedLilly ,

Clever, creative, enjoyable & MUSICAL

So clever, creative, enjoyable. It is a breath of fresh air and takes me to another world. After the nonstop noise of life, it’s lovely to escape to newly imagined history and all from a musical perspective. You guys are so talented and this podcast is just what I needed to take me out of time for a bit.
Thanks especially for the song. I keep sharing it and can’t wait to hear the album!!
GREAT JOB👍

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