Lead Vocals, Guitar, Mouth Trumpet, possessed by higher love at times
I write songs and play guitar because how it makes me feel...uplifted, expanded, grateful, open-hearted and joyful . I taught myself to play guitar when I was a kid. For years I was way better at air guitar than I was at actually playing. Thankfully I had the chance to play in some great bands over the years...but I never made music my living until I had a mid-life "crisis" a few years ago. My mom was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer and I realized I was done running a company I had built from the ground up, GoodTherapy.org. I left the company in 2017 and begin doing music full time. I'm so grateful to finally have the confidence, courage and vision for writing and playing my own songs in a way I didn't have in my youth. Thank you for taking the time to check our website. I really hope you'll dig the vibration we're puttin' out through our songs.
Lead Vocals, Keyboards, walking between realms, unicorn status, mama to Lady Bug
Raised in a musical family, I grew up singing and my mother taught me to play piano. I lived in San Francisco for nearly a decade singing and playing keyboard/synth in various bands and music projects, playing live shows at local venues and livin’ it up! Music styles ranged from indie-rock and singer/songwriter to electro-dance. Simultaneously, I was on an inner journey of growth, spiritual connection and self-awareness. Music projects and jam sessions continued during the two years I lived in Maui, Hawaii, where I began to combine my vocal chant ceremony singing with my songwriting style. I followed my heart to Olympia to be with my love, Noah, where our mutual love of music naturally entwined into our current music project, and I look forward to exploring this new singing expression in songs I write with Waking Bear.
Lead Guitar, Transmitting magical uplifting solos of glorious rainbows
I was born in Ithaca, NY in 1988 and started learning guitar at the age of 17. By 21 I started getting serious about being a musician. I'm influenced by traditional country guitar and blues as well as folk and contemporary rock. Inspired to perform in a band as a opportunity to spread love contagiously and give people a grand ole groovy time, I like adventures, mind blowing concepts, and breakfast.
Bass Guitar / That groovy bass guitarist chin nod when Cory's feeling the music
I am a Utah spawn of '91, and grew up in a family of creative weirdos. Music has always been a vital part of my mind, playing whatever I get my hands on by ear. I really started learning how to process it all in vigorous college training. I've since composed under the guise: Flalaski for games and puppet theater, and finally, I found the pure joys of performing with fellow musicians in settings that motivate the listeners [Especially the dancing!]. Waking Bear resonates with much of why I feel music really matters, and I'm excited for it.
PoE & FinN
Pretty much ruling the roost and doing whatever we want
I'm Poe. Finn's my little cousin, he's in the spirit world already. We still play together. I'm a super loving cat, but I can't help hunting all night and sleeping most of the day. It's just in my nature. It's what I do. I'm cool with it because I know that, on the soul level, all of us are okay, even the birds, mice, rabbits and squirrels that I catch.