Cindy Bear is an award winning singer-songwriter Folk/Americana Artist from Jacksonville, Florida. She performs at Folk and Acoustic music festivals, house concerts, and various charity fundraisers all over Florida.
A clever wordsmith and storyteller, Cindy’s Bear’s original songs are empowering, insightful, and sung from the heart. Her catchy melodies and soulful lyrics are fueled by her energetic, toe tapping rhythms, and her quick wit, genuine warmth and cheerful attitude brightens up any room. Her songs touch each listener’s heart in many different ways, and always leaving the audience wanting more.
Her passion is writing empowering songs about the human condition and Florida history, both as a storyteller and a humorist. She blends her life experiences and inspirations with positive energy to create songs with hopes they will be a blessing to others.
She has won many songwriting awards, and some of her songs have been featured on the Florida Music Food Initiative (FMFI), and the Artisan’s Way Gallery CD.
She has also placed in the top 10 for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Will McLean Best New Florida Songwriting Contest, and was recently selected as a finalist in the 2016 South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriting Contest.
Cindy Bear is an extremely versatile singer, songwriter and musician, and an active volunteer and supporter of Florida Folk music. She strives to bring artists and opportunities together across the state as an active Board member of the North Florida Folk Network.
Most recently, she became a Board Member for the Florida Music Food Initiative (FMFI), which helps feed the hungry and the homeless in Florida. “Be The Change, one song at a time.”
Some of her many influences include Johnny Cash, Arlo and Woody Guthrie, Kate Wolf, Nancy Wilson, Gillian Welch, Neil Young, Pete Seeger, Pete Seeger, Amy Carol Webb and Bob Dylan.
- “Please Don’t Let the Music End” featured on the Best of the Artisan’s Way Gallery CD, (2015)
- “Pink Roses” featured on the Florida Music Food Initiative (FMFI) CD: Stay Positive (2015)
- Best Traditional Folk Song, “Mother of Miami” - 2013 North Florida Acoustic Music Festival
- Florida House Inn, Fernandina Beach Song Contest Winners, “What’s Next” (2013) and “The Top of the
- South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Contest Finalist: “Morning Birds With Mama” and “Meet
You On That Golden Road” (2016)
- St Augustine Songwriter’s Association Contest Winner, “Please Don’t Let the Music End” (2013)
- Will McLean Acoustic Festival (2013-2016). Top 10 Best New Florida Song Contest, “Mother of Miami,”
and “Morning Birds with Mama”
- Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Songwriting Contest Finalist (2015)
- Barberville Spring Frolic and Fall Jamboree (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Beluthahatchee, “Second Sunday At Stetson’s (2015)
- Florida Folk Festival (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Gamble Rogers Music Festival (2015)
- Folk In The Springs (2015)
- Lake County Folk Festival (2014)
- South Florida Folk Festival (2015, 2016)
Untitled EP (2015):
- Pink Roses
- Mother of Miami
- Meet You On That Golden Road
- What’s Next?
- Start Over Again
- Please Don’t Let the Music End