A newcomer to the Folk music and songwriting scene, Cindy is an award winning Folk singer/songwriter from Jacksonville, Florida. Her passion is writing empowering songs about the human condition, both as a storyteller and a humorist. She loves to write songs about strong women, especially women in Florida History. Her latest song about Julia Tuttle, "Mother of Miami", won the Best Traditional Folk Song category at the 2013 North Florida Acoustic Music Festival songwriting contest. An active member of the North Florida Folk Network (NFFN), Cindy plays 6-string and 12-string acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, dulcimer and ukelele, and loves to sing harmony.
Cindy Bear has performed solo at the 2013 North Florida Acoustic Music Festival, and as part of a duo with singer/songwriter Tamara Colonna of Dixie Rodeo and Red Afternoon at the 2013 Barberville Fall Jamboree Folk Festival. She also performed at the Jacksonville, Florida Riverside Arts Market NFFN day, and at the Shake Rag Art and Culture Center in Melrose, Fl. As a guest artist, she performed with Ron Johnson at the 2013 Will McLean Folk Festival, the 2013 Florida Folk Festival, the 2013 Barberville Spring Frolic Folk Festival, and the 2013 Mandarin Art Museum Summer Concert in the Park. She loves to play at special events and benefits/fund raisers, such as the Florida Music Food Initiative (FMFI), Nassau County Homeless Veterans, and the Nassau County Humane Society. Cindy has also been a featured artist in the Songwriter Showcase at The Farm in Brooksville, FL.
Cindy has written two other award winning songs, “Brooksville (Please Don’t Let the Music End)” and “What’s Next?” Both songs earned awards from the Saint Augustine Songwriters Association (SASA), and the Florida House Inn in Fernandina Beach, Florida. She is currently working on recording her first CD, “Right On Time.”