Bear and a Banjo is a two-man band of Jared Gutstadt, the cofounder of production company Jingle Punks and hitmaker Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd. The duo are also planning a podcast that complements the songs. The eight songs were co-written and recorded by Poo Bear and produced by Burnett. The music was tracked in an Airstream trailer housed in Gutstadt's backyard. Bob Dylan and T Bone Burnett collaborated with the grouo and contributed lyrics.