The new self titled debut album from roots country, The Bear & The Bison, reflects a relatable optimism in the face of hard times and anxiety, and has quickly earned kudos for its unforced honesty and throwback style.


The Bear & The Bison have been described as Appalachian country, bluegrass and roots rock, creating songs that chronicle their experiences across the American landscape in 2021. Both records combine contemporary themes of self reflection, heartache and the pursuit of redemption, based on Courtney’s straightforward, early American style, and Mark’s rootsy, psychedelic prose, in a stripped-down, vintage sound.


After living in southern California and releasing two albums (Down the Mountain, Home of the Wheel), North Carolina native, singer/songwriter Mark Whitfield Lennon teamed up with Buffalo native, songwriter, bassist, and author Courtney Lennon (a descendant of songwriter Stephen Foster) in Los Angeles in 2011, who both now call Buffalo, NY home. 

The Bear & The Bison will be available on all streaming platforms, April 26.

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