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Been Awhile… But things are percolating…

I know it’s been awhile since I posted any sort of updates, but with moving to Jacksonville and all, it’s taken a bit of time to get settled in and moving forward with the music again. That said, here’s a couple updates:

Bear & Robert (myself and Cindy Bear) are playing together this weekend! Tomorrow morning (Saturday Nov. 19th) at the Riverside Arts Market (95 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL) from 10:30 to 11:30 am. come on out and say hi, and listen to our folk-blues brew!

Sunday, we’re headed down to the Farm in Brooksville, FL (19234 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, Florida) for the Florida Music Food Initiative-we’re playing from 2:30 to 3pm, and helping to replenish food banks across Florida. Please bring some canned goods to donate for this worthy cause!

A NEW band is in the works, and hopefully will be gigging in the New Year, so keep an eye on this space for more news!


TONIGHT-The Last Shuffle…


It’s the Last Shuffle gig for FRBT at San Ann Liquors (aka Ralph’s, 32625 FL-52, San Antonio, FL) from 7-10pm, or whenever they decide to tell us to stop… David Simmons on drums and Larry Powell on bass, and who all knows who might sit in tonight-it’s a celebration of what this band has been over the last 6 years, so come on out and let’s send this off in style!! Thanks again for all your support over the years!

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Tonight’s Gig-August 12th, 2016

Alrighty, for one night only, and one last time-We’re playing at the Fishermans Shack (14519 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson, FL) from 8-12pm (or when the cows come home!) Join myself, David Simmons on drums, and Larry Powell on bass as we do one final Shak Attak before I shuffle off to Jacksonville-we start at 8, don’t be late, it’s gonna be great!!!

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The End Of An Era…

It’s with a bittersweet note that I announce that Franc Robert & the Boxcar Tourists have reached the end of the line, and it’s time to hop off the train… So let’s send this off in style!!! Our last 2 shows will be Friday Aug. 12th at the Fisherman’s Shack (14519 Old Dixie Hwy., Hudson, FL) and Friday Aug. 19th at San Ann Liquors (aka Ralph’s Place), both at their usual times… I hereby invite all friends of the band, musicians who have been a part of this crazy ride, and anyone else interested to please come out and celebrate what this band has managed to do in the course of 6 years, hundreds of gigs, and cases of PBR… hope to see you there!!!

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This Weekend’s Gig-July 23rd, 2016

Alrighty, this weekend, it’s Bear & Robert, taking the stage at SweatFest 2-we’re on at 9:15 pm on Saturday, July 23rd… it’s at The Farm (19234 Lake Lindsey Rd., Brooksville, FL) there will be a potluck, and lots of great original music, so come on up or down (depending on which way you’re coming from!) it’s gonna be a great time!!


This Weekend’s Gigs-July 15 &17, 2016

Alrighty, the Weekend Update is here!

Tonight, we’re at San Ann Liquors (32625 SR 52, San Antonio, FL) from 7-10pm. As usual, it’s myself on guitar, with David Simmons on drums and Larry Powell on bass, and you never know who might show up!!!

Sunday, we head on up to MacRae’s aka The Shed (5300 S Cherokee Way, Homosassa FL) from 2-6 pm. Dave and Larry will be the rhythm section again, and I’ll handle the 6 string duties…

Gonna be a hot fun time this weekend!! See you there!


This Weekend’s Gigs-July 7, 8, 9 2016

Yup, we’re all back from our breaks, ready to play some music for you!

Tonight and tomorrow, the band returns to the Fisherman’s Shack (14519 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, FL) playing 8pm-12am both nights. David Simmons on drums, Larry Powell on bass, and myself handling guitar and vocal duties.

Sunday, I’ll be playing with Miss Cindy Bear at the Woody Guthrie Tribute concert at Beluthahatchee (1501 State Rd 13, Fruit Park, FL) starting at 2 pm… this concert is SOLD OUT!

Hope to see your smiling faces this weekend!frbt7-8-9-16