Bruce Hansen Music logo

New Release!

Twisted Canoe album cover

‘Twisted Canoe’ is a new collection of songs and melodies about people and places: some hot, some cool, some funny, some not so much, mostly real, all interesting.

Available now!

Indie Pool: Indie Pool buy now button

Amazon Music: Available at Amazon Music

Apple Music / iTunes:

Google Play: Get it on Google Play

CD available for $20 including delivery. Email bruce@hansenmusic.ca for more information. Stay tuned for more purchasing and listening options.

Bruce Hansen

Bruce Hansen

Bruce Hansen is the author and composer of a growing catalogue of songs and instrumental compositions ranging from bluegrass, folk, country, traditional roots to a bit of swing and poetry to impressionistic guitar works; all based in Canadian life and work from the Maritimes to the Prairies.

Bruce's voice is described as being a cross between the late, great composers and musicians, Johnny Cash and Stan Rogers. Reviews include such comments as:

Critical acclaim for Bruce Hansen's music:

“3 stars for Controlled Burn... The Masters know the trade.”
Hanx
“Calls up the feeling of Cash, while the arrangements are more refined without losing power.”
Rootstime
“Great playing and a fine voice.”
Borealis
“A wonderful and contagious CD.”
Wanted Productions
“Hansen shines with intelligent lyrics and melodies that stick.”
“Insightful, melodic, rich in image, intriguing, gritty and sometimes amusing.”

Shows

2018 Projects & Shows

In 2018 we have been concentrating on finishing the composition and arrangements for our Lake Superior Suite. This is a broad collection of instrumental and vocal works describing the people and places of the world’s Greatest Lake. Over many years we have sailed it end to end, flown many search and rescue missions, canoed, scuba dove, worked on it and served on lake management committees. We know its people and its moods, its dangers and pleasures. A number of test performances of the music have been done and we are looking to bringing more of the finished works to stages in 2019. Watch for it.

2017

May 10 — Hilldale Lutheran Church, Thunder Bay, ON. Time: doors at 7:30-9:45 pm. With very special Celtic and Bluegrass Guests

June 24-26 — Bluegrass at the Falls – time: check the schedule – Kakabeka, Ontario

Aug 13-20 — AlgomaTrad – St. Joseph Island Richards Landing ON

2016

April 10, April 17, May 15, May 22 — First Wesley United Church – Thunder Bay ON time 10am- 1030 - excerpts from the Lake Superior Suite

June 25 — Bluegrass at the Falls – time: check the schedule – Kakabeka, Ontario

July 16 — Feathers of Hope Time 2-7pm (with Mila Granberg) Best Western Hwy 61 (Thunder Bay ON)

August 14–20 — Algomatrad – Richards Landing St Joseph Island Ontario

August 28 — Chippewa Park – 2-4 pm Summer in the Parks - Thunder Bay ON

Sept. 15 — Roseview Lodge 7-8 pm _ Thunder Bay

Oct 2 — Metis Cultural Centre May St. Thunder Bay – 2-4pm (with Mila Granberg)

Discography

Twisted Canoe

Twisted Canoe album cover

Released 2016

‘Twisted Canoe’ is a new collection of songs and melodies about people and places: some hot, some cool, some funny, some not so much, mostly real, all interesting.

Available now!

Indie Pool: Indie Pool buy now button

Amazon Music: Available at Amazon Music

Apple Music / iTunes:

Google Play: Get it on Google Play

CD available for $20 including delivery. Email bruce@hansenmusic.ca for more information. Stay tuned for more purchasing and listening options.

Controlled Burn

Controlled Burn album cover

Released 2007

“3 stars for Controlled Burn... The Masters know the trade.”

Hanx

‘Controlled Burn’ is Hansen's debut album, featuring a great cast of musicians and production of a number of unique arrangements have taken the material from its earthy beginnings to a diverse array of musical, smart and just plain fun stuff.

$20 including shipping. Email bruce@hansenmusic.ca, or is available online at the following places, and elsewhere:

Apple Music / iTunes:

Amazon Music: Available at Amazon Music

Google Play: Get it on Google Play

Spotify: Listen on Spotify