SEAN BRUCE performs the song "STARING AT MAPS" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY MIKE DESTRUCTIVE
Sean Bruce is an indie folk artist from Lafayette, LA.
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 LARABAR earning him an opening spot for Gregory Alan Isakov in Santa Barbara, California, whom happens to be Bruce’s “biggest inspiration.”
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 new album, Staring at Maps, pt. 1, 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, pt. 1 is set to release on November 18, 2014.
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Video - Mariel Elaine
Audio - Brondae Branch
Host - Mike Destructive
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