Bruce lives in Nashville, Tennessee and has been fortunate in that he has been associated with many wonderful recording artists and been involved with quite a few hit records as a session guitar player, background vocalist, arranger, producer and engineer in the years he's been here. Basically, he's been a studio rat since his early experience in Augusta, Georgia where a friend and he built a recording studio totally by the seat of their pants. In that original studio they recorded every thing from local rock bands (including his), acoustic based singer/songwriters, black gospel giants such as Shirley Caesar, The Mighty Clouds of Joy and the Swanee Quintet all the way to, and he's very proud to say, many sessions and classic recordings by the truly legendary James Brown.
Among other amazing people, Bruce has had a long association with the also legendary Ronnie Milsap. Bruce played the main electric guitars and sang with him and others on records such as “There Ain’t No Gettin’ Over Me”, (lead guitar, Ronnie and Bruce on backgrounds) “Smoky Mountain Rain” (lead guitar, Bruce was the 4th girl in the background group), and “Lost In the Fifties Tonight” (Bruce played guitar, Ronnie and Bruce doing all the background parts). Pretty cool since teaching himself to play guitar and sing in the front bedroom at his grandmother’s house listening to Beatle records.
A few years back Bruce shifted his focus to starting his own record label, Offrow Records, a production company, Bruce Dees Productions and two music publishing companies, Gerry Bruce Music/ASCAP and Notkintorick Music/BMI. The main company that heads them all up is Bruce Dees Music. We are also getting involved with some wonderfully talented people in the artist promotion business and video production.