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Reflecting the rich musical heritage of his home in southeast TN, A Man Called Bruce recently coined the phrase Swamp-O-Phonic Blues. This includes Roots, Rock and Blues. American music with an edge that fits well in today’s musical landscape. His music owes much to the rock influences of The Allman Brothers, The Beatles and other classic artists. But, you can’t deny comparisons to The Black Keys, Gary Clark, Jr and Foo Fighters, just to name a few.
Bruce's 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 deep, his heart beats with the blues, and his soul is pure rock n' roll. His latest album, "RESONATOR" features 11 blues and roots songs all performed on an iron-body resonator guitar. Listen to this album to learn why he calls it Swamp-O-Phonic.
A Brief History
At the end of 2012, A Man Called Bruce embarked on his first cross-country 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 his songs.
After decades of playing in duos, trios and rock bands, Bruce placed his entire focus on songwriting. In 2010, after a year 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 online retailers. Since then, he has released two more albums, Americana Rocks (2012) and RESONATOR (2013). Performing mostly as a solo act, he presents his songs stripped down to their essential elements using guitar, vocal & harmonica. Bruce plays regularly at traditional venues in the southeast. He has made several live TV appearances on WRCB-TV, Chattanooga’s NBC affiliate, and has done live & recorded radio performances for WUTC-FM in Chattanooga, TN; WDVX-FM in Knoxville, TN; WREK-FM in Atlanta, GA; and Power 90.5 FM in Cullowhee, NC.
“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