Welcome to Tresbear Music

George, our mascot (above in the hat), and the rest of the Tresbear Music family want to welcome you to the Tresbear Music Website. We hope you will find a warm and friendly environment that overlays a serious attempt to provide a wide variety of music related information.

If you look in our blog section there is a wide variety of music related posts, with graphics, that examine both general and specific music topics. We are constantly upgrading posts and writing follow-up posts to fill in our informational base. A music related post can be submitted to me at red7flag@gmail.com com. Please submit in Word document form and we will consider for publication. Tresbearmusic.com has received way more traffic on our blog section than we anticipated and had to upgrade our site to handle that traffic. We love that you come to enjoy our posts.

We also provide ways for you to buy and listen to our music product. We are a studio after all. Short snippets of our songs are available so you can decide if our sound are something you would like to buy. There are links to our product at the following vendors, iTunes, Google Music and CD Baby, where our products can be purchased.

There is much more on the site. We invite you to look at all the sections and enjoy all the fun that is Tresbear Music. George will make sure you are amused.

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Reviews

Bluegrass Unlimited review of Beartracks: Friends (Tony Huber and Friends, 2016)

With his second release, mandolinist and tune-writer Tony Huber is going all in, writing all 13 tunes here, betting on his own creativity. For the most part, he succeeds. Backed in different configurations by Gretchen Priest-Mayon fiddle, Stan Lawrence on guitar and mandolin, David Boisvert Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine on woodwinds and pennywhistle, Stuart Bonnington on banjo and Bob Nobles on bass and guitar, the tunes he has written have a light, lyrical appeal. While you don’t necessarily find yourself whistling them hours later, they are pleasant to here and he draws on several musical styles. Several, including River Waltz, Piney River, and Galway Coast are Irish in sound and presentation, colored by Boisvert’s pennywhistle for added effect. Old-time and bluegrass are represented by the stately tunes Just in Time, Beaux’s Grin, and Random Thought(s), while a touch of Cajun creeps into Nathalie’s Stuff.
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Recent Posts

History of the mandolin

History of the mandolin

Here we will give a brief history of the mandolin. Where did the mandolin come from? From which ancient instruments did it evolve?

mandolinIn general the evolution of today’s mandolin went something like this: Lyre – Lute – Mandola –
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Dock Boggs, legendary old-time banjo player

Dock Boggs, legendary old-time banjo player

Dock Boggs, old-time musician
Dock Boggs (1898–1971) was an influential old-time singer, songwriter, and banjo player and one of the original, legendary hillbillies to record what is now known as old-time music during the 1920s. He was largely forgotten for decades until the 1960s
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History of the acoustic guitar

History of the acoustic guitar

Here we will give a brief history of the acoustic guitar. Where did the acoustic guitar come from? From which ancient instruments did it evolve?

The lute

luteIt seems the origin of the lute – an instrument used in a
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Bruce Molsky, premier American old-time fiddler

Bruce Molsky,  premier American old-time fiddler

Bruce Molsky. Old-time fiddlerThis article is about Bruce Molsky as perhaps the premier traditional American old-time fiddler. Like other recent articles on the Tresbear Music blog, this post sprang from our detailed examination of old-time music as one of the music genres serving
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