Bear's Den: 2016
Bear's Den at WFUV (photo by Brian Gallagher)
Early in the cycle of recording the second Bear’s Den album, one of the trio’s founding members, Joey Haynes, amicably quit the band. Now a duo, Andrew Davie and Kevin Jones have forged on. They finished that album, Red Earth & Pouring Rain, and expanded Bear’s Den to a sextet on the road.
While there’s definitely a streak of melancholy in Bear’s Den collection of new songs, there’s also the expectation of fresh horizons and a more muscular sound. Inspired by their travels on tour and American artists and musicians like Edward Hopper, Bruce Springsteen and Don Henley, Bear’s Den reinvents itself on Red Earth & Pouring Rain.
In this FUV Live session, Andrew, better known as Davie, and Kevin talk about the band’s second chapter, second album, and a British perspective on American idealism.