A singer-songwriter with a fondness for great songs, Bruce’s musical heroes include Gillian Welch, Tom Waits, John Prine, Turlough O’Carolan, Dave Frishberg, Roger Miller and Duke Ellington. That’s a pretty eclectic range of influences – from a blind Irish Harper to one of the World’s greatest big-band leaders! One of Bruce’s songs can be heard in the soundtrack of ‘A Windigo Tale’, a feature film by Canadian writer and director Armand Ruffo.
His new CD ‘Songs From The Middle’ is now available for download. He has also recorded three albums of original music. His first, Pretending to be Human, is a collection of spiritual songs recorded in collaboration with Bruce Frodsham, (a.k.a. Michael Manning). His second, solo effort, Boy of the Town, is a poignant and sometimes humourous examination of small town life. His third CD,Sleeping Dogs, takes a look at hidden feelings that suddenly surface. A review of the Sleeping Dogs CD is available here: http://www.rambles.net/wozny_dogs.html
On Friday he will be joined for the second set by friends Bruce Eveleigh on saxophone and Linda Mathies on violin to perform together as The Wellington Trio’ (I don’t think they wear rubber boots!) They will play a selection of instrumental tunes. He has also been playing in Ottawa recently with originals country rock band Lost Colt and Celtic-based instrumental group The Rose Trio. A little bit sweet, a little bit sour, his music explores themes of survival, forgiveness, regret and loss with a wry sense of humour and an eye for detail. You can hear some samples of his songs at his webpage at: www.brucewozny.com
So come along this Friday and discover Bruce if you don’t know him already, and expect an evening of high quality talented entertainment. It’s a good idea to come early if you want a good seat!
Bruce Wozny plays on Friday, May 27 at 7:00pm at Gaia Java on Stittsville Main Street.