Singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Robert Bruey grew up in rural New England and lives on Long Island’s North Fork. His roots and how they have helped to shape him are reflected in the original music on his recently released CD, Carousel, and are even more evident during a live performance. Robert Bruey’s music is honest and real, raw and meaningful, gritty and naturalistic. His deft, spare and unique finger-picking style -- with notes carefully left alone to be heard in the moment -- provides a perfect complement for his earthy and soulful voice and the meaningful, introspective lyrics of his songs. As a musical artist, he paints with words -- imbuing his songs with imagery that enables listeners to visualize his stories as he sings them.
Although he cites such diverse artists as Dave Matthews, Van Morrison, Waylon Jennings, Jackson Browne and Damien Rice as influences, Robert Bruey is his own muse blazing his own musical path – one that should lead him into listening rooms and living rooms far and wide.
"Robert Bruey is an undiscovered gem whose light has been hidden on Eastern Long Island. Now, with his expressive voice in service to well-crafted songs and a talented musical team led by producer Ben Wisch, his new album, Carousel might just get him the attention he deserves." John Platt, WFUV Radio
"Robert Bruey is one of those singer/songwriters who gets your attention without raising his voice, no smoke and mirrors, no need for speed. Just the words, the guitar, and his marvelous melodies. A soulful storyteller...” Bonnie Grice, WPPB 88.3 FM / NPR
More information appears at robertbruey.com as well as songs, videos and press information.
The Grounds & Sounds Café features the best in live acoustic music in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy gourmet coffee, pastries and desserts. Bring a bottle of wine and we’ll pour it for you (small fee) – fruit and cheese plates are available, too.
The doors open and sign-up for the open mic begins 7:30 and the show begins with an open mic at 8 p.m.