The Bruuuce.com cover songs projects – your own musical contributions of Bruce Hornsby covers, which have raised around $30,000 for charitable causes so far.
Since this website began, I’ve always said that it’s you guys who keep the site going. We’ve had your concert photos, setlists, reports, the Board, and your always welcome feedback.
In 2005, I decided to really put the boat out and see if we could make a CD of Bruce Hornsby cover songs. The results were overwhelming! With a generous spirit and an abundance of talent, the cast included former Range member George Marinelli, Taylor Mesple with Earth Wind and Fire’s Winston Ford, and Bruce’s Danish tribute band, “The Way It Is”. The first project became a double CD, entitled Shadow Hands. The tracks are still available to all for free – please check the Shadow Hands page.
The phenomenal results of our first project were exceeded in 2007 with the follow-up, Caesar Salad. With a definite folksy theme, it featured several more tracks contributed by your good selves.We released it on Daily Dose Day in 2007. This time it was in the name of charity – specifically, The ALS Association and Multiple Sclerosis care – who benefited between them to the tune of some $8,000. Caesar Salad downloads are also freely available on Bruuuce.com, on the Caesar Salad page.
2008 gave us Strike Three, in aid of the Everyman male cancer campaign. This one was put together very quickly, but was just as rich with your musical gifts, and willingness to donate. Once again, some fantastic music, and it’s all available on the Strike Three page here on Bruuuce.com.
Such is the wealth of talent out there, we released another project in 2011. This time for the NSPCC for abused children in the UK, as well as the ALS Association, we released “Salivate” (a play on “Levitate”). Appropriately after a quarter-century since The Way It Is, there are 25 tracks celebrating Bruce’s contribution to the industry, and again raising helping to raise several thousand dollars for two terrific causes.
You can find the whole project at SalivateCD.com.
Then in 2014 we launched a fundraiser in aid of the ALS Association and the Merlin Centre, but also TWLOHA, a mental health charity. We raised over $6,000 for them in an outstanding community effort. You can download a dozen wonderful tracks on the Thick Custard page.
Postcards from Tossington
In 2018, we had the tremendous Postcards from Tossington, featuring another twenty contributions, again in aid of the ALS Association and the Merlin Centre. We’re tremendously grateful to each of our artists for helping to raise funds for two such worthy causes.
Bruce has been very supportive of each release, and has enjoyed them immensely. Every track on each project was donated for free. In conjunction with our Daily Dose Days and your voluntary contributions, we’ve raised around $30,000 for the nominated causes. Thank you so much!
Then most recently in May 2022, you were treated to Fresh Gherkin, named after a less-than-kind review of The Way It Is in the British press. It included a cover of Echolocation, which was transcribed, recorded and produced by the Bruuuce.com community is 24 hours as part of Daily Dose Day 2022.