Guilty is the Bear found its footing in a rural Nebraskan College, later establishing in Lincoln NE. Whether circumstance or fate be the factor Braun Pacheco (vocals/guitar) met Ian Smith (bass guitar) while both were attending college at Concordia University. A flier hung up by Pacheco is the match that lit regular meetings to play music. Leaving his town of 24,000 Jarvis (drums) met the band in late 2011 in Lincoln NE, searching for a more diverse musical environment. Officially completing the band was Jim Rhian (multi-instrumentalist), a Lincoln native, who discovered the music through an online ad his senior year of high school.
Influences range from The Raconteurs to Van Morrison, from Mute Math to Steely Dan. Guilty is the Bear's debut album releases July 25th, 2013.