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!