Brucetrackbio

Biography

Bruce was on the road for most of the 80’s with Bruce Marshall and the Clue, a popular Boston based band that recorded an album on ATM records in ‘88 and was also featured on numerous compilations. In ‘89 Bruce took a break from the band to join forces with Toy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker Band and they hit the road, playing throughout the US in support of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels and the Outlaws. The Toy Caldwell band recorded one of Bruce’s originals with noted producer Paul Hornsby and Bruce worked on their major label debut, Toy Caldwell, “Son of the South” on Cabin Fever Records. In the early 90’s, Bruce formed a duo with old friend James Montgomery and they released 2 live CD’s (both are BB King openers) and continue to perform on a regular basis. To date, Bruce has shared the stage with over 200 national acts.

The Bruce Marshall Group emerged shortly thereafter in 1991 and originally had an 8-piece lineup. Their first CD, “Love of the Ride”, was released in ‘92 and featured 10 new originals, including the song performed by the Toy Caldwell Band, and the ASCAP songwriter award winning “If Dreams Were Money”. Their second CD, “Sneak Preview Volume 2″, was released in ‘97 and featured 10 new tracks with a five piece unit. “Kalispell”, was released in 2003 includes 14 songs, 11 new Bruce Marshall originals and covers by Tyrone Davis, Toy Caldwell and Chris Rhodes. The CD boasts world-class songs and amazing performances and production. Their newest release is entitled “Misspent Youth” and came out to rave reviews in 2010. The single “Three Chords and the Truth” features duo partner James Montgomery on harp and is receiving extensive airplay. These 12 classic Bruce Marshall tracks are among his best efforts to date and showcase the band’s musicianship, arranging and production. You won’t find any filler on this record and the new release pushes the band to new heights.

The Bruce Marshall Group live show treats their fans to a soaring ride as they rip through a catalog of original material that truly sets this band apart. They love to mix it up, whether it’s pulling off exciting jams that build with dynamics and layering, or playing the concise arrangements of their songs with discipline and taste. The sound defies categorization, slipping seamlessly around touches of Blues, R&B, Rock and Southern Boogie. The interplay between Bruce and longtime guitarist Dave Cournoyer is the heart and soul of their performances and they always deliver. The songs are mostly upbeat, but even those dealing with love lost and missed opportunities, carry an underlying sense of hope and optimism. The band continues to work tirelessly and must be experienced live to be fully appreciated.

Additional Projects

Bruce Marshall’s music career spans 6 decades and over 8 thousands shows.  Known equally well for his riveting band shows with the Bruce Marshall Group, The Nor'easters and his soulful, heart felt solo performances. Bruce is also half of the Montgomery and Marshall acoustic duo with bluesman James Montgomery. A tireless performer armed with great originals, an expressive, soulful voice and a commanding guitar style, both on electric, acoustic and steel dobro, he’s earned a reputation as one of New England’s best. 

Bruce Marshall and James Montgomery formed the “Montgomery and Marshall” duo, which has been ongoing for 20 years and they’ve shared the stage with BB King, including a show celebrating the BB’s 70th birthday at the Capitol Center in Concord, NH., and most recently at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. The duo has also played with John Hiatt, Southside Johnny, George Thorogood, Peter Frampton, The Band, Marshall Tucker, Blue Man Group,
J. Geils and countless others. They’ve released 2 CD’s and still continue to play on a regular basis at concerts, festivals, clubs and coffeehouses.


Bruce Marshall was a member of The Toy Caldwell Band in ‘89 and ‘90. Toy was the founder, writer and lead guitar player of the Marshall Tucker Band. TCB toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rick Danko, Charlie Daniels, and The Outlaws, among others. Bruce sang lead vocals, played guitar and keyboards, and the group recorded his own “Welcome to the Human Race” with famed platinum producer Paul Hornsby (Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker). Bruce also worked on the band’s major label CD with legendary producer Jim Dickinson. Videos of the band are currently on U-Tube.

Bruce’s original “If Dreams Were Money”, won an ASCAP Songwriters Workshop. The group received an award of studio time at Syncro Sound and a music award presented at Boston’s Wang Center. This resulted in his second release “Love of the Ride” with Bruce Marshall and The Clue.

The Bruce Marshall Group has performed with The Beach Boys five times, including a show at Otis Air Force Base that drew over 70,000 people (one of the largest concerts ever held on Cape Cod), and at Holman Stadium in Nashua, NH.

Bruce was the lead voice for the WB Mason Extra Innings show that’s aired during Red Sox broadcasts 3 years in a row and has done voiceovers for many different companies over the years.

Bruce’s song “Kalispell” was used in the movie, “Dan Eagans Wide World of Winter”, broadcast nationally.

Singer Michael Allman, the oldest child of Gregg Allman, has released Bruce’s song “If Dreams Were Money” on his debut CD.

The Bruce Marshall group represented NE at the international Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2008 and was the runner up at the regional challenge in 2007.


Bruce Marshall represented NE as a solo artist at the international Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2010.

Bruce is featured on recent releases by Britt Connors, Ronda Matson, Alan Goodrich and Mark Pollock.

Bruce has been a full time musician since 1974 and has played approximately eight thousand shows over his professional career. He plays guitar, dobro, keyboards, vocals, bass and percussion.

Bruce Marshall has jammed with:

South Side Johnny, Charlie Daniels, The Outlaws, Toy Caldwell, Extreme, Molly Hatchet, Paul Hornsby, K.D. Bell, Sweet Roy Jones, Steven Perry, Denny Breau, Stu Kimball, Peter Hackel, Marty Stuart, Joe Pet, Chris Hicks, Peter Bell, Sal Detroia, Hirsh Gardner, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Johnny A, Danny Klein, Doug Bell, G.E. Smith,
Brad Whitford, John Fannon, John Butcher, Andy Pratt. David Hull, Sarah Blacker, Charlie Farren and many others.

Bruce is available for select live shows with:

Lisa Marie, Peter Bell, Alan Goodrich, Matt Woodburn, Cheryl Arena, John Donahoe, Andrew Clark, Joel Cage, Denny Breau, John Vanderpool, Sally Marshall, Kit Holiday, Mark Pollock, Doug Bell, Marty Beecy, Brit Connors, Gerry Beaudoin,
Dan White, Chuck Farrell, Vernon Northover, Dan MacLellan, a duo with Dave Cournoyer and an all star blues revue featuring James Montgomery.

Bruce has worked with producers:

Jim Dickinson (Radiators, Toy Caldwell), Paul Hornsby (Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker), Sal Detroia (Guitarist with Billy Joel), Bill Smith (Pousette-Dart).

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