Bearlands are a new folk/bluegrass band from Wotton-Under-Edge in Gloucestershire. The idea came from vocalist and banjo player Beth Hill and guitarist Jason Titley, both veterans of the UK bluegrass scene, who began playing together after the 2020 lockdown. The other half of the quartet, Andy Guy (upright bass and vocals) and Joe Tozer (mandolin) joined in 2021 to complete the line-up. Finally, after two disruptive years, Bearlands are looking forward to sharing music with audiences again in 2022 with live shows and recordings scheduled.
With many years served in previous folk, country, and bluegrass bands, Beth, Andy, Jason and Joe now combine their varied influences and talents in Bearlands to deliver melodic vocal led performances backed up and embellished with skilled musicianship. Their debut set for this year consists of a varied mix of well-known and not so well-known folk and bluegrass covers, but the band plan to introduce more original material later in the year.
Named after the street in Wotton where they were formed, Bearlands are a new chapter in the long musical story of four friends who’s love of harmony and musicianship is sure to shine through every performance and connect with audiences wherever they play.
Performing on Saturday