A Musical Cornucopia
of Popular Favorites,
Guitar, Harmonica, Vocal
A selection of heartfelt songs by Don McClean, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Elton John and many others - pop songs from the 60s & 70s in an acoustic setting with vocals and 12 string guitar.
Born in New York City on St. Patrick's Day, Bruce Lang has had a love for singing and has played several instruments for most of his life. Growing up in a musical family, he developed a respect and love for various styles of music, which is apparent with his diverse repertoire.
For the twelve years prior to his move to North Carolina, Bruce was a member and leader of The Dixie Doughboys, a Western Swing band who were a favorite of Swing and Country music fans and dancers alike.
These days, as well as performing as a soloist and with his band, Bruce keeps busy performing with some of the country's finest bands and musicians when not recording at Big Creek!
Keyboardist and composer Richard Shulman creates music intended to be a positive influence for himself, audiences and society.
Richard has recorded 23 of his own albums as well as more than two dozen other recordings for which he has provided compositions, performances and/or musical production. Trained in the classical and jazz fields, he has developed a heartfelt language in these genres while focussing a significant amount of his output on music for meditation, healing and inspiration. He currently divides his concert schedule between performances of his meditation music and his original jazz as personified by the Richard Shulman Trio.
As a composer, Shulman has created over sixty five pieces for jazz quartet as well as songs and pieces for chamber ensembles, choir, and symphony orchestra. In 1986 and 1987 he composed music for orchestra and jazz quartet during residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. From 1986 through 1995, Shulman was the principal composer for “Theatre of the Heart,” a cooperative of dancers, singers, and musicians dedicated to fostering community and the environment. Commissions include a piece for the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, and “May Peace Prevail on Earth” for singers, symphony orchestra, three choirs, and jazz quartet, created for the World Peace Prayer Society.
Since 1998 Shulman has been an active participant in the lively Asheville NC music scene, playing at many venues including the Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, Lex 18 Restaurant and Moonshine Bar, the Biltmore Estate, White Horse Black Mountain, the Classic Wine Seller the Waynesville Arts Council, the Hendersonville Arts Council, Burntshirt Vineyards, and the Grove Park Inn. He works with two big bands on a regular basis, the Asheville Jazz Orchestra and Russ Wilson’s Nouveau Passe Jazz Orchestra and has performed with many bands and musicians regionally including the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Michael Gamble’s Rhythm Serenaders, bassists Eliot Wadopian, Zack Page, Daniel Iannucchi Bill Fauti, James Simmons, Sandy Boone and Shannon Hoover, drummers Rick Dilling, Justin Watt, Byron Hedgepeth, Michael W. Davis, Dave & Jeff Rudolph, trumpet players Rich Willey, Justin Ray (Michael Buble), Don Eisaman (Don Edwards), Woody Dotson, Andy Sorenson, Patrick Lopez, Ben Hovey, John Entzi, Charles Parker, sax players Jacob Rodriguez (Michael Buble), Todd Wright, Jim Anthony, Ray Spires, Joel Helfand, and Frank Southecorvo, trombonists Rick Simmerly (assoc.prof. Milligan College TN), Walton Davis, Dave Wilken, Bob Gregory and Alan Greene, guitartists Hank Bones, Chris Morgan, and Mark Guest, and vibraphonists, Paul Babley, and Jason DeCristofaro. Singers he has worked with include Timothy O’Keefe (Remembering Frank Sinatra), Jesse Earl Junior (from NYC), Heather Masterton, Wendy Jones, Paula Hanke, Sherman Hoover, Peggy Ratusz, and Amy Rae Stupka.