Bio

Sean Bruce is an indie folk artist from Lafayette, LA. At age 19, he resigned from the School of Music at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to pursue songwriting and begin touring. Bruce’s early stab at intricate songwriting has won him a fan base across the region.

Sean released his debut album Daytime Hopes in April 2011. “I didn’t really have many songs when I quit school. I just felt like this was something that I wanted to do and it was the only time to do it. So, I started writing.” Since, he has toured across the southern region of the U.S. playing festivals, venues, coffee shops, and house concerts. In 2012, Sean was invited to play About.com’s “Best World Music Festival”, Festival International de Louisiane. Two weeks prior, he earned a spot on the BMI Songwriter’s Stage at French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. In 2013, he won a national songwriter competition hosted by Denver based company, LARABAR. Most recently, he has been invited to New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and accepted an invitation to BMI’s Keywest Songwriter’s Festival. Sean’s presence in music and connection to his fan base has earned him support slots for national artist such as Gregory Alan Isakov, Todd Snider, Amanda Shires, Mandolin Orange, Anders Osborne, and others.

His musical influences include legends such as Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. He combines these melodic influences with the styles of writers like Ray Bradbury and Robert Frost. Armed with an acoustic guitar and a harmonica, Bruce has a great ability to combine story and song, which has garnered credit from Grammy Award winning songwriter, David Egan: “This is truly inspired, brilliant and beautiful.”

Bruce’s latest album, Staring at Maps, was record in 10 various locations through out South Louisiana. “I wanted to capture the honesty in these songs. Just putting a mic in front of the moment. I hope people really listen for that.” The songs he chose reflect on place and the effect it has on life. “Place could be geographically or emotionally. I think it’s the reason behind most of the decisions we make.”

Staring at Maps was released as two EP’s. Part 1 in Nov. 2014 and Part 2 in May 2016

 

Sean recently graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelors in Music Business. He runs and operates his own independent music label, Norwood Recording Co. In addition, he works as an A&R for a start label founded by Marc Broussard, Artist House Records. Sean is currently working on his newest album and enjoys reading, nature, and cooking for friends and family.

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