About Bear Claw




“BEAR CLAW BOB” started performing in church choirs and school bands when he was a youngster, and continued singing, playing and writing music since the 1960’s in a range of genres including folk, pop, rock, country and blues. To support his stylistic wanderlust, he picked up keyboards, percussion, guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, and accordion along the way.

Bob was a founding member of Toronto’s hard rock Live Bait Band in Toronto in the early 1970’s, played country music with Muskoka’s Northlanders in the 1980’s, and later on joined up with other North Bay area musicians to form the Bear Claw Blues Band.


BEAR CLAW produces digital music recordings and videos in Callander, Ontario. You can see video samples on YouTube, and buy Bear Claw's music at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play Music


CALLANDER, ONTARIO is 14km south of the City of North Bay on Lake Nipissing's beautiful Callander Bay, home of the greatest sunsets on Planet Earth, people say. Bear Claw Home is just off Highway 11 near the junction with the Trans-Canada Highway (Rt. 17), 125km east of Sudbury, 375 km south of Timmins, 343 km north of Toronto,  and 354km west of Ottawa.  The North Bay Jack Garland Airport is serviced by Air Canada, Porter Airlines, and Bearskin Airlines for easy connections throughout Ontario and beyond.