A little swing, touch of country, feel of folk, and a bit of the blues - all thrown together like a Minnesota hot dish.
Music has been a cornerstone of Bruce's life since his early years, including everything from late-teens rock bands, college-day coffee house trios, and mid-life contemporary church services. Only in the last few years has he picked up the pen and started to write:
DEAD & GONE was released in June 2019 (22 songs).
WHAT MOMMAS DO was released in October 2020 (17 songs).
BETTER THINGS TO DO was released in March 2021
With inspirations from the likes of Mose Allison, Eric Clapton, Commander Cody, Willy Nelson, Bob Wills, and Van Morrison, it's no wonder that the albums feature a welcome diversity in style and sound - all with enough rhythm to get the fingers snapping and the toes tapping.
An Historical Novel by Bruce Caswell
A life of solitude was all that Jonah wanted. Taking a job as an assistant lighthouse keeper seemed the answer to his prayers, manning a station deep in the wilderness of Lake Superior’s north shore. But he arrives to find the once desolate harbor dominated by Stony Point Resort - the most exclusive whisky-soaked social hotspot west of Chicago!
Loathing the resort’s extravagance, Jonah spends his time at the nearby fishing village where he falls in love with a young widow named Mae. As the resort owner hatches his plan for driving these fishermen from their homes, Jonah finds himself in the middle of the fight to control the harbor.
Stygg Havn captures the excitement of Lake Superior’s north shore during prohibition, where incredible wealth from years of lumbering, shipping, and mining intersects with enterprising bootleggers, and all the crimes that come along with their shady business practices.