Bear Creek Wilderness is a husband and wife duo that began a musically wedded journey together in the year 2000
Ken and JudyAnn Lloyd live on the edge of the Texas Hill Country
Bear Creek runs next to their home
BCW plays a rootsy, Celtic bluesy mountain sound mingled with a folk meets country and rock influence. Glenda Taylor of “Across the Stage” told them, “Your talents are so widespread. Your songwriting abilities are impressive. The thought provoking lyrics, soulful music and the sweet blend of your distinctive voices unite in inspirational moods flowing throughout your songs.” They were featured as her January 2015 “Spotlight” on her website, AcrossTheStage.com.
Ken has a warm smooth voice laced with a Texas drawl. His passion for music started at his grandma’s knee as he listened to her play her old guitar. His passion was further fueled by his daddy’s playin’ and singin’ country & western music in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mama and Papa Padgett, his great grandparents, played at barn dances In the old days. They entertained all around the Hillsboro area, where Ken was born.
He's had a colorful life, homeless teen, biker, mechanic, truck driver, computer engineer and musician.
Ken shines as a singer-songwriter and guitar player but is also skilled on many other instruments. He plays Mandolin, Irish whistle, Native American Flute, EWI, Bodhran, Banjo and Hammered Dulcimer. His hammered dulcimer music is in great demand during the Christmas holidays. “The hammered dulcimer has a vintage sound with an angelic touch.”
JudyAnn has a sultry, silky voice and a unique singer-songwriter style. She grew up singin’ as a toddler with her mama, a musical genius, and her grandaddy. Her grandaddy loved playing his guitar, harmonica and ukelele in the little town of Sunnymead, California. She was born at March Field, Air Force Base.
She's also had a colorful life, waitress, factory work, retail, office work, car sales, stunt show, cosmetology, soldier, respiratory therapy and musician.
She fell in love with Texas while traveling with a stunt show in the late 70's and returned to Fort Sam Houston in the 80's to train as a medic. She knew she would one day make Texas her home. She plays the bodhran, her signature wash board and handles percussion in general. Now and then she plays mountain dulcimer, mandolin or ukulele.
When you catch a live performance..
You'll find yourself wondering,
Besides their originals and traditional songs...
You can count on ballads that will glide your mind’s eye on a journey with songs such as Edmond Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot or Roads to Moscow by Al Stewart.
Expect Celtic renderings such as John Riley or Mountaineer by Tim O’Brien. Hear traditional songs such as St. James Infirmary, John Barley Corn or Red Rockin’ Chair.
Next, you may hear She talks to Angels by the Black Crowes or Copperhead Road by Steve Earle. You’ll be smiling with songs like Lime in da Coconut by Harry Neilson or In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry.
You’ll feel their roots with traditional songs, such as Prodigal Son. You may hear Jambalaya, King of the Road, Highway in the Wind or some John Prine tunes.
Throw in old country favorites by Patsy Cline and Hank Williams as well as a few newer renderings and of course, heartfelt originals.