PAPA BEAR & THE EASY LOVE:
The intention of this project is to spread love and joy through music. Over the years Aaron Glass (Papa Bear) has assembled a beautiful catalogue of songs, and an awe inspiring cast of musicians to perform them. Giving a nod to classic song writers such as Neil Young and Elliot Smith, Aaron writes in a style that connects the old with the new, the ancient with the future… All with the purpose to help people connect to each other and themselves.
Now the community has grown to be not just musicians, but artists, healers, face painters, circus freaks, and every kind of person out there. At the shows, if you feel like singing, you are highly encouraged, if you feel like dancing, get those feet a movin’, and if you feel like sitting and meditating, be a little buddha!
So come and be a part of Papa Bear and the Easy Love, your soul will thank you!
For five years, Big Tree wandered back and forth across the country, building homes on both East and West Coasts while spreading music to everyone in between. New Englanders swear that Big Tree sounds like the crunching of autumnal leaves under heavy boots, while listeners closer to the Pacific will tell you the songs are made more of sunshine and the crashing of waves. In January of 2012, Big Tree ended up in Berkeley, CA and hasn’t left since, quickly becoming a staple of the blossoming Bay Area music scene.
Big Tree’s music has spanned two full length records, and their latest self-release, Little EP (recorded and produced by Eli Crews- tUnE-yArDs, Deerhoof) provides a snapshot of the band moving into the next stage of their evolution. Kaila McIntyre-Bader (vox, keys), Anna Ghezzi (vox, percussion), Luke Bace (bass, vox), Dan Pirello (guitar), and Matt Schory (drums) create songs that have been called "anthemic," "luscious," and "stunning," and tap into organic folk, greasy blues, and ambient indie rock. After 5 years of near constant performing, Big Tree’s live show stands alone in it’s own right, taking the audience on a journey that starts with the bopping of heads and the tugging of heart-strings and often ends with a sweaty dance party and raucous sing-alongs.
With summer on the horizon, the band has a busy season ahead with a string of performance dates spanning both coasts, the launch of several new music videos, and session time at San Francisco’s beloved Tiny Telephone Studios to begin work on a new forthcoming EP.