BEHIND THE SHOW
ABOUT THE SHOW
BEAR AND A BANJO is a fictional anthology series that centers around the unlikely musical partnership between Bear, a mysterious black man whose powerful voice can change hearts, minds, even history, and Banjo, a white guitar player with a mischievous persona. Spanning through time, from the 1930s to the 1970s, each episode places this duo at pivotal moments in American history where they unwittingly influence and define events that would shape the 20th century. From the wrongful conviction of blues legend Leadbelly and card games with Sonny Liston, to the wedding of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the birth of the CIA, the healing and connective power of music is a key device in each narrative. These stand alone plot lines also culminate in a song from the upcoming eponymous album produced by multiple Grammy winner T Bone Burnett, featuring songs written by Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Jared Gutstadt, and Bob Dylan.
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Jingle Punks is an award-winning company of creatives focused in the TV, film, brand and radio space led by CCO Jared Gutstadt. With offices in NYC, LA, Toronto, and London, and employing over 50 producers, music supervisors, technologists, and administrators around the globe, Jingle Punks is the foremost leader in marketing the biggest brands and artists in the world through the power of sound.
iHeartRadio is the largest radio platfrom with over 850 local stations across the U.S. and Canda and the #1 commercial podcaster with more podcasts in the Top 200 than anyone.