Welcome to Tresbear Music

Over the past eight years I've written a number of tunes, primarily on the mandolin, but using other acoustic instruments as well. About a year and a half ago, I had the idea of recording these tunes on an Zoom H4 handheld recording device by some of my musical friends and myself and release it to friends.

We’re proud to announce the release of our first project, Beartracks: Journeys by Tony Huber & Friends – the first of many acoustic projects to be released.

The album section of the website provides in-depth information on each project available. To get a feel for the style of Tresbear Music, we have provided a media section with photos and videos.

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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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