FreeBear was formed in 2010 by Patrick McDevitt and Alejandro Castaño while they were music students at CU in Boulder CO. The goal of the band was to combine our Jazz education with our love for Funk, Reggae, Salsa, and a good old fashioned dance party. Playing every Thursday night at the world famous Sink for close to two years, the band quickly found the FreeBear sound.
Sense their late nights in Boulder at the Sink, Patrick McDevitt and Alejandro Castaño have quickly become one of the top call rhythm sections in Colorado. With their signature grooves and unique pocket they have backed Gabriel Mervine, Peter Sommer, Dan Schwindt, Annie Booth, Josh Quinlan's Funky Fresh Trio, Mike Dillon (Primus) and Joe Tatton (New Master Sounds)