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"Like Marc Bolan fronting the first incarnation of Mumford & Sons."

-  The Vinyl District

"What makes the entire collection of songs so magnificent is the relatablity of not only the lyrics, but also the simplicity of the orchestration."
-  PopDose
"Pretty impactful stuff"
-  Guitar World
"The album is worth the sticker price for the songwriting talent and vision alone"
-  Confront Magazine

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


Ronnie M - Bassist from Brooklyn Indie band - Island Twins sang several backtracks -


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.






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