Songwriter Daniel Bayer also known as My Brother the Bear began writing at a young age. Bayer grew up in a small neighborhood on the West-side of Cincinnati, OH in a very musical family. He recalls large "back porch" jamborees being the catalyst behind his interest in performing and writing.
In 2003 Bayer wrote, produced, engineered and performed all the instruments on his first full length album entitled "Universe." independently and began the dream of touring across the US. In 2005, discouraged with the direction of his songwriting, Bayer enlisted in the US Army, hoping to find some inspiration. In 2011 Bayer completed his service enlistment and teamed up with his brother Michael to form My Brother the Bear. After a short partnership and the release of their self-titled EP, Bayer split off from his brother. In 2013 Bayer released his full length album Ring Around the Moon to great success. The album features over 15 musicians from the Cincinnati, OH area who Bayer enlisted for this grand project.
Since 2013 Bayer has been touring the country, sharing his songs and adventures with anyone willing to listen. He has since completed a brand new album entitled Long Lessons that is a compilation of songs written and recorded over a period of 8 months of touring. Bayer currently makes his home in Decatur, Al.