Bruce Balmer - photo by Ira Hantz
Bruce Balmer

Bruce Balmer was born a guitar player in Margaretville, NY, from a musical family.

Since music at Marlboro college, hes played lead guitar for rock, jazz, and country bands, and composed for dance performance and film (including credits on a Bill Plympton animated film).

He is a singer/songwriter recently of the NYC area. He and his thousand pound upright piano have now officially transplanted themselves to Texas.

He pounds nails while singing.

Get Outta Park, Bruce Balmer

Listen to Get Outta Park in the Soona Songs store

Artist Census


Name: Bruce Balmer

Instrument(s): Guitar, Lyric Baritone Voice, Keyboard

Discography:

UPSTREAM, 2000
BLUES/BOSSAJUMP/WALTZ +4, 2004
GET OUTTA PARK, 2014

Influences: Musical family, Blanche Moyse, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Costello, Segovia, Jack Hardy, Lisa Markley, American Songbook

In your CD player now: Ideo Jazz 1999, Wildflowers - Jonathan Byrd, Arleta

Guilty pleasure: Zatoichi films

The first song you learned to play: "Pussy Cat" on the piano, ca. 1953; first sung song with banjo, maybe "Green, Green" about 1963

Current projects: NEW RELEASE!!!!! GET OUTTA PARK!!! COMING TO YOUR TOWN!!!!

Upcoming shows: Bruce Balmer

Favorite candy: Circus Peanuts

Best old movie: Cul De Sac - Roman Polanski

Best new movie: 14 Blades

Current hometown: Dallas, TX

Previous hometowns: Woodstock, NY; Ft. Collins, CO; Jersey City, NJ

Anything else about you?: I'm happily married to Lisa Markley

Webpage: www.brucebalmer.com