Jack & the Bear

Jack & the Bear

 Detroit, Michigan, USA

They have shared the stage with such acts as Nicole Atkins, The White Rabbits, Ha Ha Tonka, Steve Azar, Chris Bathgate, Jack Ingram and will be playing with acts such as Deer Tick, Dr. Dog, and The Felice Brothers this Summer. They just signed a contract with MTV'S Music integration department for music licensing in shows such as True Life, VMA's etc... also they are in talks with NBC, Scripps Network and few others about licensing as well.


In the midst of what could be the largest movement in folk-rock music since the 1960's, revolutionary sounds from sensations such as The Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons open new doors. With a similar sound and an admirable aspiration, Jack & the Bear was birthed in the downriver town of Monroe, Michigan in the the summer of 2010.

Named after an inspirational figure in lead singer Brandon Schreiber's life along with the initials of the founding members of the group, the five-piece band hit the ground running with the writing of their self-titled EP, which received a self-distributed release in the spring of 2011.

With the core of the group made of two sets of brothers and an outlier family friend, collaborating comes comfortably and naturally to the band. Writers Brandon Schreiber and Ryan Servis provide a unique blend of two musical backgrounds; traditional guitar stylings of artists such as Neil Young and Glen Hansard meet new-wave cascading instrumentals found in songs of Radiohead and Beirut. The use of four part harmony and instruments such as mandolin, trombone, and accordion in many of their songs set the group aside from many others.

All songs composed and arranged by Jack & The Bear.
Jack & The Bear is:
Brandon James Schreiber / Evan Russell Close / Adam Bradley Schreiber / Ryan Mathew Servis / Ryan Dale Close
Horn Section - Jonathan Thomas Rains / Christina Rachel Schreiber (read less)


Back to Despair

Written By: Brandon James

I was very young before I first knew I would fly
Away from all this misery as I watch people settle and die
(Oh) My eyes grew weary as I stood observing the cold
It tries to break my pride and rape me of all my hope

This desolation grows as I hang around this place
I see people walking speechless in loss of words to say
(Oh) Whispers through the night through my head and through my mind speak slow
Telling me my time has come, just leave it all and go

la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la la

Now I keep going on down this everlasting road
All the scoundrels and the thieves, they all attempt to break my soul
Now my body aches of the stresses and pains I've known
But I'll keep going on as long as my heart stays afloat

(And) I'm not going back no I'm not going back no more
No I'm not going back, not going back no more
Not going back, no not going back no more
No I'm not going back, not going back no more

la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la la

Set List

Back to Despair
Atrocious Tale Pt. I & II
Pour La Mour
Jack's Flying Theme Pt. I & II
Hold On
Down River (Against All Hope)
Chad Everly
Farewell to Mr. Rat (New Orleans Big Show Ending)