NEEDTOBREATHE's Seth Bolt, Joe Stillwell, Bear Rinehart, and Bo Rinehart come to rock the Pavilion on May 9.
“I think the age of being too cool for things is so
incredibly over. If you’re a real artist out there, you don’t care
who your fans are. If people connect with your music, what more
could you ever want?” – Bear Rinehart
Band of brothers
Gritty, lyrical Southern rock courtesy of the sons of a preacher
man. That's what you'll get at the Pavilion when
NEEDTOBREATHE takes the stage this Thursday, May
While at work on a new album, their last offering, The
Reckoning, debuted at number 6 on the Billboard Top 200 chart
in 2011 and captured the attention of Rolling Stone, MTV,
USAToday, the New York Times, and David
Letterman, who had the band perform their song "Drive All Night" on
his late-night show.
The band of brothers, Bear and Bo Rinehart
(along with Seth Bolt and Joe Stillwell) have a
story that's hard to make up. Raised in South Carolina by a
hard-core Christian pastor father who did not allow the boys to
listen to anything but Christian music, they had to sneak around
listening to the likes of the Black Crowes and Weezer.
Bear, named for Alabama football coach Bear Bryant, ended up a
star wide-receiver at Furman University, where the band formed.
Indeed, Furman's quarterback at the time, Justin Hill, was not only
throwing passes to Bear, but, as a musician himself, also serving
as a musical ment...