Fred the Bear is an alt-rock 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’d always get a stiff drink and when the music was crankin', you were in for a heck of a night. So we play tribute to the man who provided us with our first glimpse into the energy of live music .... Fred the Bear. Band Members include: Ray Coudret, Beth Kanzelman, Bob Kanzelman and Jerry Spencer