GENERAL INFORMATIONDATE: 18 February 2009
Submitted by Larry McDowell:
Bruce walks out on stage with a new hairstyle; grown long and pulled back to a pony tail, samurai style. He made a joke that he needed to put a bone in his hair to complete the look. Bruce played two small sets with an interview placed in the middle. Nick Forster (Etown host) asked Bruce questions about his accomplishments, influences and intentions regarding songwriting. A common theme in Bruce’s answers was that he didn’t want to look back but just live in the moment. He said, at one point, his greatest achievement was being on “this stage at this time”.
His performance of Jerusalem Poker was incredible. It never ceases to amaze me how he can keep that thumb going while he plays the ridiculously hard solo for that song. His last selection was a new piece called The City Is Hungry. He mentioned that it was inspired by New York City where has spent quite a bit of time visiting his girlfriend.
All-in-all, even though this was a short performance for him, Bruce was in great form and I can’t wait to see him for the Slice Of Life tour. Be sure to check out his Etown radio performance when this airs in early April.
Graham adds the following:
Bruce's new pony tail was fun. The first three songs were much better than the last three. The City Is Hungry I had not heard before. Off-beat jazz with a wicked guitar solo. Beautiful Creatures is a song he could go ahead and forget. ;-)
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