Bruce Coughlan will be playing at Tractorgrease Thursday June 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are $12 and available at 604 858 3814 or email: email@example.com
"His words and melodies are at once populist, minimally produced and poignant while at the same time singularly powerful and sincere". - Tom May, River City Folk (NPR)
With 12 albums to his credit, and a long list of reviews and accolades, Bruce Coughlan is still evolving as an artist and musician.
He officially began his journey as a full-time music creator in 1984 with the release of his first recording with the group Bare Facts. Since then, Bruce has worked with a few different bands including The High Tops from 1988 to 1992 and Tiller’s Folly from 1999-2016 where he has been the principal songwriter/vocalist for the award-winning West Coast Canadiana/Roots group. Although Bruce is still a contributing member of Tiller's Folly, he is currently placing his primary focus and energy on emerging as a solo artist.
In addition to Bruce’s live performance skills and musicianship, Bruce is also a successful songwriter. He has been commissioned to pen several commemorative songs, among them The Ghost of Simon Fraser (BC Coast and Mountain Tourism), Robbie McBeath (Village of Kinlochbervie, Scotland), Friendly Harbours (Port of Vancouver) 23 Camels and The Ghost of Kitty O'Rielly (Heritage BC).
His work has also been featured on the TV Series The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, West Coast Escapes and The Aviators, Rizzoli & Isles, the film I Me Wed, and the title song and soundtrack for the documentary Cross Canada Century Flight.
Several of his songs have also been recorded by artists in a variety of genres, including Kelly Brock, Sam Bush, Cia Cherryholmes, John Cowan, Hank Cramer, Sean Hogan, Tom May, Valdy and Wendy Waldman.