"Just as Buddy lives on in his music and the lives he touched and continues to touch, that spirit fills Bruce Smith's song "'59 Stratocaster", a poignant tribute to Buddy's beautiful spirit and promise."
-Maria Elena Holly
Austin-based alternative Americana-roots singer and songwriter, Bruce Smith is “rockin’ ‘til the wheels fall off, come hell or high water.” Bruce believes that “if you have someone or something you love, you do whatever it takes,” so he writes about life, love, redemption and salvation… Bruce is on the verge to become the first Americana act signed to Hacienda International Records, home of the legends of Conjunto and Tejano. He has played at iconic venues around the U.S including, Bottom Line in New York City, the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, festivals on the Boston Common, mainstays at Austin's Saxon Pub and Antone's. He has opened for Gary Clark, Jr., Nils Lofgren, Robert Earl Keen, Charlie Sexton among a host of others. Bruce Smith’s performances have been touted by The Washington Post as “powerful folk songs with a conscience,” and praised by Performing Songwriter Magazine, while Austin’s top talent booker calls him “the fastest rising star in Austin since Los Lonely Boys.” The band consists of the man behind it all, Bruce Smith (singer/songwriter), Spencer Jarmon (lead guitar), Zeke Jarmon (bass guitar), Conner Church (drummer), and Grammy Award winner Randy Caballero (keyboards).