Bruce Rits Gilbert

Bruce Rits Gilbert

Is Bruce Rits Gilbert really a musician? I mean, he was a corporate lawyer for 30+ years, and he couldn't even imagine writing songs until a few years ago. But does it count that he saw the Beatles live and in person in 1964? And does it matter that he was a bar disk jockey in the 1970s? I don't know. But somehow, after a lifetime of playing air guitar, and inspired by John Prine, Jesse Colin Young, and Bob Dylan, along with other great singer-songwriters, Bruce began his journey a few short years ago with a cheap acoustic guitar and a few songwriting ideas. So maybe, possibly, he's kind of almost a real musician now. Maybe.

Bruce first recorded some songs at home, literally using his iPhone to record "Dream On," an album of 10 cover songs and two original songs. He then graduated to recording with Garage Band on his computer, recording "Just Me and My Gibson Guitar," an album of eight original songs. And then, going into a studio, Bruce recorded "Ride the Open Road," an album of 10 original songs which featured Matt Lyons on lead guitar, Brian Kelly on bass guitar and piano, and Kevin Haindl on drums. 

Bruce's new EP, Ask No Questions, Hear No Lies, is a collection of five new original songs along with covers of John Prine's How Lucky and Carl Perkins' Blue Suede Shoes. It was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Glenn Ferracone, and was recorded, mixed and mastered by Glenn at his studio, The Music Centre, in Chester Springs, PA. This album once again features Matt Lyons, Brian Kelly and Kevin Haindl. The new EP is Bruce's best work yet. By far. 

So, is Bruce Rits Gilbert really a musician? You know, he just might be. Yeah.