After years spent “lost in the wilderness” of music and commerce (i.e. building and running a music venue in Larchmont, NY), Bruce T. Carroll has returned to his roots and his first and abiding love: lyric songwriting. With the release of his first album Ruckus and Romance, Bruce has forged a new career as a singer-songwriter using irony and imagery as tools in trade....
John Platt, the dean of Americana, folk, and roots music at WFUV radio, and the host of the long-running “Sunday Supper” show on which Bruce has been featured, has called Ruckus and Romance a “very accomplished album, attuned to the zeitgeist of the moment”.
“This album was a long time in the making and involved the efforts of a great many musician friends. From the extraordinary musicianship of Clifford Carter, David Spinozza, Marc Shulman, Sara Milonovich, Tracy Grammer, Lincoln Schleiffer, Joe Bonadio, and Nicole Alifante, to the aid and counsel of co-producer Al Hemberger, this collection of eight songs touches all the stylistic bases and, I hope, reaches many people on many levels...Thanks for listening!”
Bruce T. Carroll
Vocals: Bruce Carroll
Background Vocals: Porter Carroll, Nicole Alifante, Tony Hoylen, The Spring Standard
Acoustic Guitars: David Spinozza, Bruce Carroll, Electric Guitars: Marc Schulman
Mandolin, Slide Guitar: Geoff Hartwell Keyboards, Piano: Clifford Carte Bass: Lincoln Schleifer
Violin: Sara Milonovich, Sierra Noble, Tracy Grammer Cello: Mark Murphy
Accordion: Jon Cobert Percussion: Ian Carroll Drums: Joe Bonadio
All songs written by Bruce T. Carroll, except "Hurt You Instead," written by Bruce T. Carroll, and Robert Kraft. All songs published BTCSongs, (ASCAP). All songs produced by Bruce T. Carroll. All songs co-produced by Al Hemberger. All tracks recorded, mixed and mastered by Al Hemberger at The Loft, Bronxville, NY, except for "When Two Worlds Collide" basic tracks recorded at Raw Recording, Patterson, NY by JC Santalis, "Angel Angel" basic tracks recorded at Bicoastal Recording, Ossining, NY by Hal Winer, and "Hurt You Instead" piano tracks recorded at Secretroad, Pleasantville, NY by Clifford Carter. Cover Concept: Bruce Carroll, Photography: Billy Burns, Compilation: Billy Burns, Bruce Carroll.
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