Mar 5, 2020
"COME HOME AMERICA" (video/stillshot) is songwriter Loose Bruce Kerr's latest original song, recorded one vocal and instrument at a time by Bruce in his garage studio in northern California. It talks of the present state of the U.S. with its divisions, needing all of us to come together, Democrats, Republicans, independents, of any stripe, type, or individuality.
Bruce uses multitracking to provide all his desired instruments & vocals, a process invented by Bruce's hometown influence, Les Paul, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
In this recording, Bruce layered a 16 voice chorus plus lead vocal over orchestration of guitar, multiple bass viols, cellos, violins, french horns, flute, oboe, snare, timpani, & cymbals.
The orchestral instruments were done by Bruce on keyboard midi'd into a Yamaha rack synth. His main instrument is a decades-old Wechter (Made in USA...Michigan) acoustic guitar, double-cutaway.
Bruce interrupted his law career for a 20-year run as a songwriter, performer, and parodist mainly on the Dr. Demento Show (over 100 plays) and Jim Bohannon Show, plus tv and news programs use of his topical parodies (e.g., "O.J.-oh," "Gorby," "You Picked a Fine Time to Lead us, Dan Quayle," "The Leader of Iraq," "Scudbusters!"). Back in the day, Bruce opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Bruce eventually became Assistant General Counsel of Sun Microsystems in northern California's Silicon Valley and today works for Oracle.
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Album cover: Ben Graham