Bass & Vocals
Bruce has been at this music thing since high school (how long ago that was isn't important!) Starting to play guitar in his late teens, he ran into some opposition... his father. His father was totally against his kid playing guitar.
So he had to sneak away to a friend's house to teach himself how to play. His friend was learning to play drums, so the racket from the basement was something less than to be desired. In later years this aspiring drummer became one of the best and Bruce continued to play as well. Another guitar player and best friend mentored Bruce while he was learning. His friend was playing in a well-known local band called Hard Times in the early 70s, and Bruce was able to play with this band off and on over the years.
One night while playing in a local band, the bass player didn't show up. Bruce walked into the club only to be greeted by the rest of the band, one of them wielding a bass guitar. This was the night Bruce became a bass player... not by choice, but necessity. He started out on a 4-string bass at that time and is now playing a great 6-string Music Man bass.
Bruce has played in some excellent working classic rock bands. Shallowater, Total Recovery and Headley Grange were among the best. Bruce also has played with some top notch musicians and learned a bunch from all of them. Prior bands have played from Indiana to Grand Haven.
If you have read Garry's and Brian's bios, they explain the making of this line up in Hard Times. Bruce describes finding Brian as a quirk! But a worth while find. Frank was the bonus! These guys are the best to work with and be on stage with. As Bruce states, this, bar none, is the best band he has ever been a part of. The talent, work ethic and dedication is outstanding.