400 Bears Album Reviews

A record that can get twangy and that can also bring a timelessness akin to Bob Dylan, whether it’s unplugged or electric, busy or sparse, Wilkinson and company know their way around a tune you won’t forget anytime soon. ”

Take Effect Reviews

Borderline’ introduces the album with a well-crafted song driven by organ and guitar using well-worn rhythms easing us into the rest of the album. ‘Memories’ sounds like mellow Dire Straits song with light blues guitar gently unfolding sounding like a late-night solo drive. The song creates a mood of contemplation with lines like “am I making memories or are my memories making me?” ” - Jason McDonald

Americana-UK

Paul Wilkinson and his 400 Bears project is the epitome of doing roots rock right.” - George Graham

George Graham Reviews "400 Bears"

The tight drumming, tasty organ, expressive vocals and blazing Stratocaster work (also supplied by Wilkinson) on “Small Town”.” - Michael Magoolaghan

Grateful Music

400 BEARS Paul Wilkinson’s solo project drops its debut LP”

Philadelphia Weekly

MAGNET is checking in with local musicians to see how and what they’re doing during this unprecedented time. Photos by Chris Sikich.”

Magnet Magazine

The diversity of the 10-song “400 Bears” is apparent from the opening trio: “Borderline,” an easy-rolling country blues tune; the slinky guitar-and-organ blues “Memories”; and the bluegrassy “Holy Place.”” - Michael Lello

Highway 81 Revisited

We get straight-forward roots in the opener and “Memories,” a healthy dose of twang in “Holy Place” and a rambling twang akin to bluegrass in “Take It Slow.” “Cold Situation” brings raw, slow burning blues.” - Jim Hynes

Making A Scene!

With a nudge from a Grammy-nominated producer and help from some talented friends, local musician Paul Wilkinson, longtime guitarist for the West Chester-based roots rock band Mason Porter, recently released his debut solo album under the 400 Bears moniker.” - Don Botch

The Reading Eagle

The aforementioned, traditional “Take This Hammer” is the album’s magnificent folk finale”

The Sound Cafe

Good Bear is a terrific instrumental track and one of my favorites on the release”

Bmans Blues Report

Highway 61 Revival

w/ Brad Hinton

w/ Mason Porter