Bruce Kurnow is a veteran of all aspects of the music industry. He has been recognized with four Minnesota Music Awards for his harmonica, stringed harp and keyboard work. As a studio musician, he has appeared on over 125 recordings and he has produced 30 solo recordings, mostly of original compositions.
Bruce toured the United States and Canada and recorded three albums with the country-rock group Mason Proffit in the early 1970's. (Mason Proffit reunited in 2003 and is touring and recording again.) He has performed with blues legends Mojo Buford (who named him "Creeper"), John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters and with groups including Passage, The Doug Maynard Band, Peter Welker's All-Stars and Lorie Line's Pop Chamber Orchestra.
Bruce "Creeper" Kurnow currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area.
Reviews of Harmonicaland
"This is Bruce's first CD to exclusively feature the harmonica, and he pulls it off with feel, taste, a strong sense of melody, and a fresh voice."
The Harmonica Educator
"You might be surprised at how big and multi-colored the harmonica can get in the right hands."
Tony Glover, Blues on Stage
"Bruce Kurnow is a harmonica monster. When the first number begins, you'll think you not only went to Harmonicaland, but died and went to Harmonica Heaven."
Chet Williamson, Rambles Magazine
"If you want to hear what is possible on the harmonica on a CD that doesn't sound like every other harmonica CD, take a listen to Harmonicaland. You'll be glad you did."
American Harmonica Newsmagazine
Tom Surowicz, Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"Kurnow is a truly talented musician with broad eclectic tastes and abilities. Harmonicaland is another successful effort in Kurnow's long string of eclectic endeavors. It's beautiful and at times haunting. This CD is a definite must for any harmonicaphile."
Toni Radler, Easy Reeding (Hohner Incorporated)
"Bruce certainly can stand out amongst the masters of diatonic just playing blues alone, but it is the ingenuity and genius of the composition and arrangements that make this album a real winner."
Michael Polesky / Owner, Harp-L