Bruce Smith (from the album ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off available on Back Wall Records)
A cast of characters wander the musical halls of ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off, the latest release from Bruce Smith, as the songwriters uses people, places, and things as the fodder for his tales. He introduces “Terry the Texas Tornado” as the story watches a young girl be drawn into the promising flame of a better tomorrow down the road, the same highway taking Bruce Smith to the ‘country, blues, rock’n’roll’ of Austin, Texas with “Longbranch Inn”. ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off freckles the title track with Country guitar licks as it puts the power of a rock’n’roll four beat to tell the tale of “Amanda and the Commander (Dance While you Got the Chance)” as the pair listen to the gypsy’s fortune telling them to rip up the rug and let go a little.
Based in Austin, Texas, Bruce Smith backs the songs on ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off with a note perfect country rock’n’roll band as they rope a chariot to the promised land in “Cowboy Up” and offer their collective hearts for some one on one in “Time is Ours”. Bruce Smith saves a special word for “’59 Stratocaster”, reverently relating a road story about the glories of one night stands as he stirs up summer night dust on the corner of “Elizabeth and Spring” while ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off cures the love hurt in “30 Days” by turning up the volume.
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