Bruce spent much of his youth either
on boats or on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. He started writing
at an early age and in his teens began combining his words to
the music that he was composing on both the piano and the guitar.
In his early 20's he set out on the road and spent a number of
years traveling around the country writing songs and performing
in any tavern or coffee house that would have him. The many out
of the ordinary situations and characters that he encountered
during those years give him an insight into life that few people
possess. This unique combination of creativity and individualism
is reflected in his songs which are sometimes funny, sometimes
sad, sometimes ambiguous and sometimes charged with emotion.
The one constant that they all share is Bruce's distinctive view
of the world and the obvious fact that they were all written
from the heart.
When the time came to settle down Bruce
returned to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Out of the more
than 160 copyrighted songs that he has written it was only natural
that a number of them would be influenced by his love of boating
in general, sailing in particular, and basically just being out
on the water. His debut CD entitled, "Stinkpot & Rags,"
exemplifies both his love of the water and his skills as a singer/songwriter.
Many others are discovering his talents as well and in 1998,
Bruce and his crew were the featured performing act in welcoming
the sailboats of the, "Whitbread Round the World Sailboat
Race," to Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor. He also provided
the entertainment at a press release party which was held to
announce the event. The party featured such dignitaries as the
Governor of Maryland and The Mayor of Baltimore City, as well
as a host of other elected officials, business leaders and media
people from around the world. He has been featured on the WMAR
morning news program, "Wake Up Baltimore," in the "Baltimore
Sun," Newspaper and many other smaller publications. In
that same year he also had small roles in the John Waters' film,
"Pecker," and the critically acclaimed television show,
"Homicide, Life On The Streets."
Although Bruce now spends much of his
time promoting his recording he still sails the Chesapeake, finding
inspiration for new songs in every cove and creek that he explores.