Needtobreathe is an American Alternative rock band originated from Seneca, South Carolina. The band is made of Bear Rinehart the lead vocals, guitar, piano, Bo Rinehart (backing vocals, guitar), Seth Bolt (the backing vocals, bass), and Joe Stillwell (drums, percussion). They have introduced 3 studio albums namely ‘Daylight (in year 2006)’, ‘The Heat (in year 2007)’, and ‘The Outsiders’ released in year 2009. Named after the acclaimed University of Alabama football coach Bear Bryant, brothers Bear and Nathaniel Bryant "Bo" Rinehart were born and brought up in rural Possum Kingdom, SC, the place where their pastor father ran a church camp.
After going to nearby Seneca, South Carolina, the 2 siblings were exposed to a variety of music and initiated playing instruments themselves. While getting admission at the Furman University, Bear -- besides being an excellent wide receiver (he won the year 2002 Banks McFadden trophy for South Carolina football player of the year), highlighted as a vocalist, guitarist, and pianist, even finding time to perform around campus with longtime friend and drummer Joe Stillwell. In the mean time, Bo studied architecture at the Clemson University while playing guitar in his time, and he and bassist Seth Bolt became a part of the Bear/Stillwell duo to form Needtobreathe.