Fred the Bear is a classic rock/alternative band known for their rich harmonies, emotive dynamics and original songs. FTB’s music reflects on life's promises and disappointments through personal crafted lyrics and driving rhythms. Mixed within their originals is a blend of music from other Midwest artists, currently touring groups and classic bands.
Their name and their drive for a great live sound is a tribute to Bruce "Fred the Bear" Eschler. At his bar, the "Bear's Den", you could always count on a stiff drink and one heck of a party, with the music crankin' all night. So they play tribute to the man who provided them a first glimpse into the true energy of live music .... Fred the Bear.