Bear Creek Wilderness
Bear Creek WILDERNESS
Acoustic Music with Echoes from the Past Mingled with the Present
Bear Creek WILDERNESS is a husband, wife musical duo. They began entertaining together at music festivals, community events and churches in 2001. They have since added a variety of venues, including wineries and restaurants. They have a rootsy, celtic bluesy mountain sound mingled with a folk meets country influence all wrapped up with bit of old rock, sometimes a little pop, and a dash of jazzy spice. Ken and JudyAnn Lloyd live on the edge of the Texas Hill Country with Bear Creek running next to their house.
Ken has a warm smooth voice with a touch of Texas gravel and is gifted on his Acoustic Guitar. He also plays Mandolin, Irish whistle, Bodhran, Banjo and Hammered Dulcimer. Ken’s passion for music started with guitar at his grandma’s knee and was fueled by his daddy’s playin’ and singin’ country & western in Corpus Christi, Texas. In the old days, Mama and Papa Padgett, his great grandparents, played at barn dances. They entertained all around the Hillsboro, Texas area, Ken’s birth place.
JudyAnn has a sultry, silky voice and a unique singer-songwriter style.
She plays the bodhran and handles percussion in general. Now and then she plays mountain dulcimer, mandolin, ukelele or harmonica. She grew up singin’ as a toddler with her mama, a musical genius, and her grandaddy. Her grandaddy loved playing his guitar, harmonica and ukelele in the little town of Sunnymead, California. She was born at March Field, Air Force Base.
When you catch a live performance by Bear Creek WILDERNESS, you find yourself wondering, what’s next? You can count on Ken singing ballads that will glide your mind’s eye on a journey with songs such as Edmond Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot or Roads to Moscow by Al Stewart. Expect Celtic renderings such as John Riley or Mountaineer by Tim O’Brien. Hear traditional songs such as St. James Infirmary, John Barley Corn or Red Rockin’ Chair. Next, you may hear She talks to Angels by the Black Crowes or Copperhead Road by Steve Earle. You’ll be smiling with songs like Lime in da Coconut by Harry Neilson, or In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry. You’ll feel their roots with traditional songs, such as Prodigal Son. You may hear Jambalaya, King of the Road, Highway in the Wind or some John Prine tunes. And, of course, heartfelt originals.
House Concert? Venue Showtime? Festival Happening?
Let Bear Creek WILDERNESS share their music with you! To arrange a performance, contact them at (512) 868-7333