D. Bess is a one-man band. He performs his shows by recording and looping all of his beats, bass and funk LIVE! No pre-recorded stuff, no samples. Using a cajon as his seat and his drums, he records and loops the beat and then adds layers of percussion, guitar, bass and vocals to create the sound of a one-man band. His style ranges anywhere from blues to reggae to funk to folk to hip-hop. Basically any kind of funky music with really big bass. And that ain't a fish either.
"Man vs. Bear" is D. Bess' first album as D. Bess. Originally from Hawaii and currently based out of Flagstaff, AZ, he is touring throughout the US promoting the new album. The disc features reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals trading vocals with D. Bess on the standout track "Oh Carolina". Check out the music video, the album and tour dates at D. Bess' website: