Premiere: T Bear (a.k.a Richard T. Bear) Returns with ‘River of Resurrection,’ ft. Edgar Winter on Sax


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T Bear, otherwise known as Richard T. Bear, is a singer/songwriter/actor who is readying his first new studio album in 30 years — as he’ll release Fresh Bear Tracks in February 2021 via Quarto Valley Records.

T Bear is returning to the music scene after a lengthy time away, during which he devoted his time to focus on sobriety and raise a family. Today, Rock Cellar is premiering “River of Resurrection,” a new single from the album featuring none other than Edgar Winter on saxophone. An engaging tune with a positive, uplifting message that is so valuable during these frustrating times, the video can be seen below:

Fresh Bear Tracks looks to be a special release, and it’s one Bear is excited to share with the world. Some of Bear’s musical colleagues that lend their services on the album include Stephen Stills, Robby Krieger, Tom Scott, Walter Trout, Laurence Juber, Benmont Tench, Doug Pettibone and Tony Braunagel.

“I promise to make the best music to lift you, subdue you, move you to tears, and let you laugh or sing along,” T Bear says in the album’s liner notes. “I want to know you, meet you, greet you, and be part of your musical family.”

Here’s some adidtional information about the life and career of Richard T. Bear, per a news release:

T Bear aka Richard T. Bear boasts a career that spans more than 40 years, one that led to a string of acclaimed solo albums (in Europe & U.S.) and collaborations with a number of influential icons, including Al Kooper, Stephen Stills, former Rascals Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli, Kiss, Pat Benatar and many more. He has shared stages with artists such as Dave Mason, Mick Fleetwood, the Doobie Brothers, Richie Havens and Odetta. T Bear penned “Love and Pain,” a track found on Take Me Home, one of Cher’s most successful albums and also tallied several hits on his own, including the single “Sunshine Hotel” from his debut album Red, Hot and Blue. He has appeared on a number of recordings including Crosby Stills & Nash’s “Southern Cross,” Billy Squier’s Tale of the Tape and The Blues Brothers Soundtrack album.

After taking some time to focus on his own sobriety, T Bear became an early activist helping others with addiction. He served on the board of directors of the Musicians Picnic, an annual event which led to the creation of the nonprofit organization Musicians Assistance Program (MAP), aiding musicians in their drug/alcohol recovery. MAP eventually became part of the Recording Academy’s MusiCares Foundation.

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