The Bear

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Along with his backup band the Sixers (who consisted of Keith Karlson and Brian "Boots" Factor upon the release of this album), 32-year-old singer/songwriter Stephen Kellogg has had his ups and downs, beginning with self-released efforts, working his way up to a major label and being dropped, and now fetching up with a well-established independent, Vanguard Records, for The Bear. His music is melodic pop
ock, usually featuring an acoustic guitar supported by an electric bass and drums, with other midrange instruments -- keyboards here, banjo there -- filling in the sound, all in support of Kellogg's smooth tenor singing catchy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Along with his backup band the Sixers (who consisted of Keith Karlson and Brian "Boots" Factor upon the release of this album), 32-year-old singer/songwriter Stephen Kellogg has had his ups and downs, beginning with self-released efforts, working his way up to a major label and being dropped, and now fetching up with a well-established independent, Vanguard Records, for The Bear. His music is melodic pop
ock, usually featuring an acoustic guitar supported by an electric bass and drums, with other midrange instruments -- keyboards here, banjo there -- filling in the sound, all in support of Kellogg's smooth tenor singing catchy choruses to story-songs, at least some of which sound like they must be autobiographical. In particular, it would be surprising to hear that "Satisfied Man," on which Kellogg is only accompanied by that acoustic guitar, was fictional, since it is the first-person account of a happily married family man trying to explain to his wife and family (and to himself) why, if he's so satisfied, he also needs to hit the road regularly and be away from them so much.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/2009
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707990226
  • Catalog Number: 79902
  • Sales rank: 6,063

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Bear (2:11)
  2. 2 A (With Love) (3:40)
  3. 3 Shady Esperanto and the Young Hearts (3:02)
  4. 4 See Yourself (3:43)
  5. 5 Oh Adeline (5:13)
  6. 6 Dying Wish of a Teenager (4:32)
  7. 7 All Part of the Show (3:30)
  8. 8 Satisfied Man (3:48)
  9. 9 My Old Man (2:29)
  10. 10 Do (3:54)
  11. 11 Lonely in Columbus (4:49)
  12. 12 Mabeline (6:51)
  13. 13 Born in the Spring (4:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers Primary Artist
Stephen Kellogg Indexed Contributor, Musician, Group Member
Mike Daly Musician
Dave Chalfant Musician
Josh Ritter Musician
Rob Calder Musician
Sam Kassirer Musician
Ari Hest Musician
Bradley Mason Musician
Serena Ryder Musician
Tim Warren Musician
Sam Getz Musician
Eric Donnelly Musician
Brian "Boots" Factor Group Member
Steve Bursky Musician
Sarah Whitney Musician
Technical Credits
Fred Kevorkian Mastering
Mike Daly Composer
Tom Schick Producer, Engineer
Dave Chalfant Composer, Engineer
Sam Kassirer Producer
Stephen Brower Marketing
Brandon Eggleston Engineer
Ian McHugh Composer
Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers Composer
Brian "Boots" Factor Composer
Stephen Kellogg Composer
Steve Bursky Executive Producer
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