Sick of Blocking Out the Sun
Composer, singer/songwriter, Bear Connelly, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Skidmore College. A native of Rhode Island, Bear has performed his original compositions at clubs and festivals throughout New England and Northern California. Using a first person approach to songwriting, Bear tackles issues that are a part of our everyday lives, from relationships, strength of self, compassion, desires of the mind and heart, authority figures, to the human impact on the natural world. Bear's ensemble 'Talking About Commas' contributes a lush texture of sounds and rhythms to the unique original compositions written by Bear for these recording sessions. 'Sick of Blocking Out the Sun' features Bear on guitar and vocals, Pete Morse on electric guitars and bass, Stefen Samuels (of Portland Maine prog-rockers 'Eldemur Krimm') on drums and special appearance by RI songstress Allysen Callery on the song 'Plea Bargain'.