Reflecting the rich musical heritage of his home in southeast TN, A Man Called Bruce’s music is roots, rock, country, and blues. Americana music with an edge that fits well in today’s musical landscape. As an outlaw, his sound has been compared to Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and the like. You can also hear the pop & rock influences of The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd and other classic artists. But, you can’t deny comparisons to The Civil Wars, John Hiatt, and The Avett Brothers, along with other currently popular songwriters. His solo performances include up to two 45-minute sets of all original music.
Steve Bogard, president of the Nashville Songwriters Association Int’l said Bruce is, “… obviously a talented writer.”
The Chattanooga Songwriters Association awarded A Man Called Bruce the ‘Songwriter of the Month’ award for July 2012.
Who is A Man Called Bruce?
Bruce’s roots are country, his heart beats with the blues, and his soul is rock n’ roll. His latest album, “Americana Rocks” features 9 songs filled with southern-fried electric guitars and a few solid roots/rock ballads. He plays all the instruments on the album, except for one 90 second guitar solo played by axe-man extraordinaire Danny P (formerly of the Phunk Junkeez) on the song, “Darkest Soul.”
Listening to his live CD entitled “Live 8.10.12” will also tell you a lot about him.
A Brief History
At the end of 2012, Bruce embarked on his first national tour that included shows in Charlotte, Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson, El Paso, and Austin, TX. His passion for songwriting is inspired by legendary writers such as Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and many more. One of his goals is to have other up and coming artists record some of his songs.
After decades of playing in duos, trios and rock bands, A Man Called Bruce placed his entire focus on songwriting. In 2010, after 2 years of writing, he released his first solo album entitled “Tennessee,” which is available here in the online store, on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and nearly 70 other fine online retailers. Performing mostly as a solo act, he presents his songs stripped down to their essential elements using guitar, vocal & sometimes harmonica. Bruce plays regularly at traditional venues in southeast TN and north GA. He has made several live TV appearances on WRCB-TV, Chattanooga’s NBC affiliate, and has done a handful of live & recorded radio performances for WUTC-FM in Chattanooga, TN and WDVX-FM in Knoxville, TN.
“We look at A Man Called Bruce as a cut above.” — Thom Cavin, executive director, Chattanooga Songwriters Association
“I was immediately taken by the sincerity & passion of this man’s songs. There are no artificial additives.” — Tommy Cotter, WUTC-FM 88.1 Chattanooga, TN
… a terrific example of quality Americana
— JJ O’Brien, WREK-FM 91.1, Atlanta, G
You can’t help but notice Bruce
— Jim Boles, ChattaCountry.com