Bear Stevens is the moniker of North Carolina native, Steven Bernard Hall, Jr. Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear," has been the Hall family middle name for five generations, down to his great-great grandfather.
With influences like Jackson Browne, Noah Gundersen, and James Taylor, Stevens' self-described "southern folk" music is not quite americana, and not quite pop. Imagine Jason Isbell wrote a song for James Taylor.
That's Bear Stevens.
Amidst touring full time, Bear's debut record, "Sing Me Loud," was released in 2014, and he is currently producing a brand new EP.