Tell My Father
It was sophomore year in High School when I decided to audition for my first theatrical performance; it was the musical 'Finian's Rainbow'. I was hooked, from that point on I continued to study music and theatre which led me to University of Maine and then onto Crane Music School in Potsdam, New York. Graduating with a Performing Arts Degree, I moved to Hollywood, California where I continued my studies in studio work. It was then that I experienced what it was like to be in a commercial, TV Show and movies. In early 1993 a family crisis required that I return to my home in Maine. Within a few weeks time I sold all my belongings and was on the first flight back to Maine. While at home I took a walk on Marginal Way, which is a beautiful walkway on the rocky shore of Ogunquit, Maine. I decided this is where my heart is and this is where I will find my inspiration for that album I always wanted to record. I have and here is my first album entitled 'Tell My Father', which is a song from the musical called The Civil War. The song is about a father who taught his sons to fight for what they believed. The two boys go to battle and the brother shoots and kills a 'Union soldier' not realizing that it is his brother. The spirit rises and sings the song Tell My Father. I only hope that you get as much enjoyment out of hearing these songs as I did in performing them. I owe many people in my lifetime a special thanks. People say life doesn't begin until your 40, well I am living proof. This albumn could never have happened without the support of my dear friend Leo Downey. He has been such support to me and because of him I have been able to accomplish something I only thought could be a dream. My parents, who have always been beside through the good and the bad -- I Love You. Thank you for teaching me to love music and to allow music to be a strong part of me. Some artists express themselves through acting, dance and art. I have found the best way for me to express myself is through lyric and song. I hope that you find this true in my first album called Tell My Father. The town of Ogunquit, Maine has inspired me so that I would like to dedicate this album to the Ogunquit Aids Quilt and donate 10% of the proceeds to this special fund. Best Wishes and Thanks Bruce Alan.