KiNGS of the BRUSHWOOD THiCKET
Photo by Jeanne-Marie Erkman
"Like Marc Bolan fronting the first incarnation of Mumford & Sons."
"What makes the entire collection of songs so magnificent is the relatablity of not only the lyrics, but also the simplicity of the orchestration."
"Pretty impactful stuff"
"The album is worth the sticker price for the songwriting talent and vision alone"
KiNGS OF THE BRUSHWOOD THiCKET" is the acoustic side project of singer-songwriter, Bruce Erik Brauer / Co-Founder + Guitarist of New York City Rock Band + Atlantic Records Alumni fame - Dog Society.
Kings Of The BT is currently enjoying National terrestrial radio play while receiving thousands of hits on Spotify + Pandora.
Getting back to basics after years of hauling huge Marshall Amps + playing bigger venues during the on the road life experience + touring with bands like Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Stone Temple Pilots + Sheryl Crow in the late 90’s, Bruce wanted to literally unplug + practice his acoustic fingerpicking techniques to create a softer melodic, folkier, poetic approach.
He debuted + released "The Lies You Leave Behind"
May 2015 and was anxious to debut this sophomore 5 song self entitled collection of acoustic stories.
The world if full of broken hearts + millions of stories to tell.
Bruce had a few of his own to share.
He intentionally stripped the approach down to acoustic guitars / one concert bass drum / accordion / organ + assorted vocals to begin recording tracks at his home studio nicknamed "Die Keller" + at FLUX studios on New York's Lower East Side.
Accordion was played by guest musician and friend Magda Giannikou of BandaMagda.com
Ronnie M - Bassist from Brooklyn Indie band - Island Twins sang several backtracks - https://islandtwins.bandcamp.com
Bruce is currently working on inviting assorted musicians + rehearsing with band members for the upcoming intimate LIVE show which will include a gospel choir + a crazy special percussion setup.