Born and raised in New York City, Bruce began playing piano by ear, writing songs and poems at the age of 5 as a necessary outlet for her overflowing emotions and thoughts. Music is Bruce's religion, her prayer, and her sanctuary.
In person, as in music, Bruce will put you right at ease. A reluctant optimist, her intelligent lyrics, are often laced with a compelling blend of empathy, irony, and pathos. You get a sense that she’s been through the wringer, but that she’ll never give up. And when all else fails, she has music and her beloved Scotch whiskey with two ice cubes, please.
A 1999 Lilith Fair Talent Search finalist Bruce’s song “Home” from her 2001 release, Soul On Fire was included as the only track from an “unsigned” artist on a popular Martha Stewart compilation CD, featuring Alison Krauss, Barenaked Ladies, Lucinda Williams and other well-known artists.
More than ever, music remains Bruce’s sanity and salvation. Music and the occasional Balvenie.<br>