Bear Stevens is the moniker of North Carolina native, Steven Bernard Hall, Jr. Meaning "bold as a bear," Bernard has been the Hall family middle name for five generations, down to his great-great grandfather.
With influences like Jackson Browne, Noah Gundersen, and James Taylor, Stevens' self-described "southern folk" music is not quite americana, and not quite pop. Imagine Jason Isbell wrote a song for Matt Nathanson. That's Bear Stevens.