Bruce Rits Gilbert

                                * It's Christmas in Philly! *

Christmas in Philly, a new song written by Bruce Rits Gilbert and Teddy Grossman, inspired by John Prine's Christmas in Prison, is here!  This new, uniquely Philadelphia recording features Bruce Rits Gilbert and The Missing Years.

The Missing Years include:

Bruce Rits Gilbert: Vocals, rhythm guitar and harmonica

Teddy Grossman (frontman for Great Divide): Vocals, piano and organ

Matt Lyons (frontman for The Parameters): Lead guitar

Nick Gunty (half of the duo Frances Luke Accord): Vocals and rhythm guitar

Glenn Ferracone: Drums

Recorded at Glenn Ferracone's Music Centre in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, the new song will be a highlight of your Christmas in Philly

You can listen to it (and even buy it) on the Music and Lyrics page!

Merry Christmas! 

                              * Ask No Questions, Hear No Lies *

On April 1, 2017, Bruce Rits Gilbert released a new EP. It's called Ask No Questions, Hear No Lies. Recorded at The Music Centre in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, and produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Glenn Ferracone, the album includes five original songs, along with two cover songs.

Along with Bruce's vocals, rhythm guitar and harmonica, the album features Matt Lyons on lead guitar, Brian Kelly on bass guitar, and Kevin Haindl on drums. 


The album opens with the title track, Ask No Questions, Hear No Lies, which is a song of our uncertain and untrusting political times. The album's other originals include Drivin' To The City, a full out bluesy rocker; Little Baby Jane and Little Calder Boy, sweet tributes to Bruce's young grandkids; and When You No Longer Cry, the EP's closing track about the years going by. 

The two covers are John Prine's How Lucky, which is one of the prettiest and most under-appreciated John Prine songs, and Carl Perkins' iconic Blue Suede Shoes


Listen on the MUSIC page.