Guitarist-songwriter Bruce Williams was raised in a musical family, thanks mainly to his mother Aileen, who taught piano, played string bass and was a pipe organ player and choir director in her distinguished musical career. Starting on the ukulele, Bruce got his first guitar at age 14 as a Christmas gift from his parents. Drawn to the blues at an early age, Bruce found his way to the blues bars on Chicago’s south and west side in 1969. There he won over the local blues musicians and over the next several years was a sideman for such stars as, Lefty Dizz, Junior Wells, Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins and Mark Hannon. Along the way he began writing songs and recording demos in his home studio. Bruce currently fronts his own band and treats his audiences to his original songs, as well as unique interpretations of songs written by others.
“Blues At Red Barn” is a collection of Bruce Williams originals featuring some illustrious guest musicians and was recorded at Highland Lake Records over the last few years.
Produced and Engineered by Bruce Williams at Highland Lake Records in Round Lake, Illinois.
Southbound Train, Summertime’s Coming, The Healer, Solo Flight and My Baby Left Me: Bruce Williams on guitars and vocals, Jim Billmeier on bass and Ed Williams on drums
Something Changed and These Are Things: Bruce Williams guitars, keyboards and vocals, Marty Willis on bass and Ed Williams on drums
Girl: Bruce Williams on guitar and vocals, Joel Packer on bass and Chris Pastin on drums
Ghosts: Bruce Williams on guitars, keyboards, bass and vocals and Ed Williams on drums
On Rosie’s Road, Bruce Williams plays all the instruments