Bear & Robert
Hearts In Blues
Blue Chihuahua Records BCRCD-008
Hearts In Blues took me to a place I had not seen since the 60s, when blues artists were being located and introduced to a much broader market, as part of the folk/blues scene. Cindy (Bear) and Franc (Robert) have not only picked up the torch, they deliver folk and blues in a way that beautifully pays homage to those pioneers who made it all possible…folks like Mississippi John Hurt, Leadbelly, Josh White, Son House and more. Bear (6 string, 12 string and resonator guitars, harmonica, bass & vocals) & Robert (6 string and resonator guitars, bass, foot percussion & vocals) are first-rate storytellers as well as accomplished musicians. Their interaction, both musically and personally, is warm and inviting, making for an intimate encounter in any setting. Their set compares not only to those blues & folk artists, but to Johnny & June Carter Cash. In this age where so much of what we hear is high-tech and high-speed, this duo is a breath of fresh air. This is as much an important part of our blues heritage as any other. – Bill Wilson
Hearts In Blues is the upcoming release by Bear & Robert (Cindy Bear and Franc Robert), a singer-songwriter duo from Jacksonville, Florida. This album is a great mix of Folk, Americana and Blues which reminds me of some the great sound of Leon Redbone and other artists of that genre with catchy melodies, toe-tapping rhythms, and soulful lyrics on such tracks as Half Moon Over Memphis, Preacher’s Wife Blues, Lights Of Jacksonville, Life & Death Blues and so much more. I was quite impressed with their songwriting and vocal style as well as how this album was performed and recorded. This album will be available to the world on April 2, 2019, and will be available for purchase from CD Baby and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.