Aaron Glass, aka “Papa Bear”, may be a bit of a dying breed. As the barefooted frontman of his folk group Papa Bear & The Easy Love, Glass leads the band with an impossibly happy grin and joyful energy, ending every show with a singalong version of his song “I’m For Today”. Glass is currently living in a massive artist collective/community in the Lower Haight, where he says “We’re a big ol’ family that likes to have a good time, and I personally feel like we’re all working towards helping people see the world in a more vibrant way.” In addition to running his band, he practices capoiera (a Brazilian martial art incorporating song and dance) and runs a music school in Alamo. As if all that wasn’t enough, Glass tells me he’s “known in some circles as a master in the art of hug.” In an era where you can’t seem to read a story about San Francisco without a mention of a Google bus or rising rents, it’s good to know there’s folks in town that still just want to give a good hug.
Papa Bear & The Easy Love will bring Glass’s joyful singalongs and wisdom to the Great American Saturday night with Dustbowl Revival, Quiles and Cloud, and Gospel Flats (and you can win tickets to the show via our most recent Ticket Giveaway Wednesday). See Papa Bear’s take on Dylan’s “I Shall be Released” with Gospel Flats and Quiles and Clouds below, followed by Papa Bear’s most recent release and show details.
Dustbowl Revival, Papa Bear & The Easy Love, Quiles and Cloud, Gospel Flats
Great American Music Hall
February 22, 2014
9pm, $16 (6+)