(songsmith, multi-instrumentalist & storyteller )
Bruce is a true bard (a collector of songs) and the founding member of The Tiller’s Folly. A career performer, touring throughout the Western Canada since his teens, Bruce has developed a keen knowledge of the history of the Pacific region, while obtaining a solid background in performing and music. His love and passion for the characters and tales of the Pacific Northwest has proven fertile ground for his exceptional songwriting and singing skills.
Bruce is a multifaceted talent destined for recognition as a great Canadian songwriter/storyteller in a class with Stan Rogers or Gordon Lightfoot.
Imagine the warm, woody tones of acoustic guitar, upright bass & trap kit, paired with the lush, distinctive timbre of Wurlitzer and Hammond organ, each played expertly by master musicians. Now, add the soulful, stirrings of songsmith Bruce Coughlan as they perform a collection of original Retro-esque Roots, Rhythm & Blues music.
This recording was inspired by visits/tour of Scotland, the North East in particular. The beauty, the culture and the genuine warmth of character you find throughout. What stands out (besides the single malt) is the power and beauty of the music.
A Minstrel in Moray, Bruce sought to find a unique, progressive voice within Scots-Celtic Music.