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  • Denver, CO
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FREE DOWNLOAD! Bear's "Cigar Box Banjo"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Howling Dick Sep 28, 2012. 11 Replies

 

Bear's Lair

My story, and I'm stickin' to it

I'm Bear (aka Todd Treadway) even though I don't really resemble a bear. For one thing, I don't have much hair at this point. I used to build regular, nice, shiny electric guitars that no one wanted and I was afraid to ding up by actually playing. One day, a few years ago, I saw Richard Johnston playing his Lowebow at a local blues fest, and that, as they say, was all she wrote. I joined the Cigar Box Revolution that day and haven't looked back. A hundred or so instruments later, I'm still at it, and can't stop! Long live imperfection!

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    Ben's Cabin
  • 2.
    Brown Ellis Wade
  • 3.
    Field Day
  • 4.
    Green Mountain
  • 5.
    Puesta del Sol
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    Paradox Mine
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    Cotton Candy
  • 8.
    Sweetheart
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    Evensong
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    Hymnal
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    Home Again
  • 12.
    Comin' Up Over the Hill
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    Sunday Drive With Katy
  • 14.
    Foothills Stomp
  • 15.
    I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
  • 16.
    Prairie Rain
  • 17.
    Back Yard Waltz
  • 18.
    Clear Creek
  • 19.
    Southbound
  • 20.
    The Water Is Wide

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At 2:42pm on January 23, 2016, Jamie MacBlues said…

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/love-has-found-me-again-bear-macblues-collab

Hope ya like video, Todd . Did this vocal on ma 4 track, but deserves a better singer!  :)

At 4:08pm on August 13, 2015, Jamie MacBlues said…

Just messaged you my address , Todd, Cheers

Jamie

At 10:21am on August 13, 2015, Jamie MacBlues said…
Bear, that album download of yours........ hardly find words....soooooo impressed. You on Facebook btw ?
At 9:37pm on January 10, 2013, neanderpaul said…
Thanks man!
At 4:56pm on September 25, 2012, Walter Wynarczuk said…

Hey Bear, This is Walt The CBUkulele builder, I like you video music and impressed with your unique designs. Sounds great! Glad to be a part of this website.Working on another Uke of course cannot stop this feverish hobby, Ha. Will post pics later on, when I finish my  40 on record. Your added friend, Walt CBU Builder [:-)]===I=I

At 7:33am on September 25, 2012, Uncle Gus said…

Thanks for the request and the kind words. I've been listening to your CBBanjo record, and it's just great music all around. Nice recording, too.

At 6:08am on August 31, 2012, BUGGY (C) said…

Thanks Bear real nice builds and playing really like the CBG banjo idea

At 8:08pm on August 21, 2012, Letha Allen said…

Todd,

Thanks for your compliments...no, I don't play left handed, did I turn one of the videos around?? lol.  I have to tell you though, when I listen to your music, it is like magic and touches my heart. You are an amazing writer and musician, and I believe that you will be found someday...

At 8:32pm on July 7, 2012, Letha Allen said…

Bear,

I was just curious. You talked about the words "No text, how are you" in Broken Bird. Yes, that is correct. I was actually trying to make it current to today when i wrote that. I was thinking more of a modern bluesy country song, and did it on purpose. You did make me ponder, whether I should just change that line to "no sweet, how are you". Thanks for taking all the time to help analyze them too.

Bear! I got the chance to listen to all your music while I was writing this. Your music is amazing, I don't even know how to tell you how much I love it.. I don't mean just 1 or 2. ALL OF THEM. Such a pleasure to be able to listen and thanks again.

Letha

At 2:20pm on July 7, 2012, Letha Allen said…

Hi Bear,

Thanks so much for taking the time to help. I will put your vote for cool cool water and Broken bird second...

Thanks again!

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