honest songs, honestly sung
singer and songwriter ben bruce


I want more people to hear RL's guitar work on this song -- you've GOT to hear the throwdown at the end: https://www.youtube.com…

May 8th, 2018
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Been playing this old song lately for my kids (and last night's storm made me think of it): http://benbruce.bandcam…

Nov 14th, 2017


Oct 4th, 2017

Tom Petty died yesterday.

I saw a toddler. "Bye!" he said. "Bye!" I replied. "I love you!" he said. “I wish we could all be like him,” I thought.

Jun 12th, 2017

Recording and releasing

Apr 13th, 2017

My plan was simply to record the new songs and release them. Things haven’t turned out that way.

What is the word for the opposite of deja vu? (when something happens you know has happened before but it feels like the first time)

Mar 18th, 2017

Hey everybody! Check out the kickstarter for a new album by my good friend and master guitar player RL Heyer http://bit.ly/2cI2oaq

Sep 12th, 2016

There are birds chirping this morning :). I thought their song was my phone beeping :(.

Mar 23rd, 2016

so cool! this guy found out a song he wrote in 2012 he actually wrote in 1986 at age one: https://youtu.be/fTHQNh…

Mar 16th, 2016

The thing that I want to share is RL’s wicked guitaritry — listen to the end: http://benbruce.bandcam…

Mar 8th, 2016

This morning the sun was rising over the misty mountains in a rosy glow, and "we've got one story to tell, good god and it's a good one" was on my mind. A good way to start a day, but a great album, Andrew Vait. http://andrewvait.bandc…

Oct 15th, 2015

I love voting by mail. Washington rocks! Don’t forget to vote if you live here.

Aug 3rd, 2015

Don't forget the CoCi Theater tonight! https://www.facebook.co…

May 15th, 2015

I kicked a ball at my son's head (video inside); also: Ben Bruce Band live at Columbia Theater this Friday, May 15!

May 13th, 2015

Volume 13, Issue 1

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A rare and important live performance by the Ben Bruce Band is on the books for May 15 at the Columbia City Theater. Please help spread the word by inviting friends, sharing the event, etc. And please join us! I'm leaving it all on the sacred space we cal

May 1st, 2015

I think Tom and Sam should collaborate now on a smash hit: Tom Petty Addresses Sam Smith's Songwriting Snafu: 'The Word Lawsuit Was Never Even Said' http://a.msn.com/0B/en-…

Jan 29th, 2015

gift ideas from ben! local, organic, grain-fed music

Dec 4th, 2014

Volume 12, Issue 2

$33: A few weeks ago I passed a great milestone in my career as a musician. I was paid $33 by my digital retailer!

Oct 13th, 2014

Ben Bruce (Order # SO90187993) is in production.

Oct 2nd, 2014

buy this record! a review of my album on American Standard Time: http://www.americanstan…

Sep 22nd, 2014