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    releases February 8, 2020

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Putting My Art First
Revolving Door
What Caitlyn Never Knew
Cuts Me Like the Wind
Spend the Night


Artful Doors is the follow-up to 2018's How Absurd EP. This time the humor is turned in for the scathing (Putting My Art First), the self-deprecating (Schminger-Schmongwriter), the sexy (Spend the Night), the hopelessly romantic (Cuts Me Like the Wind), and the wistful (Frost in Hampton). While overall the Artful Doors EP is about earnestness, don't worry: Brad Bru's dry wit is still there.


releases February 8, 2020

Guitar and voice: Brad Bru
Bass: Karen Righeimer
Drums: John Sorensen

Piano on Track 1, lead guitar on Track 2, shaker on Track 3, guitar #1 on Track 4: John Szymanski

Co-produced by Brad Bru & John Szymanski.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by John Szymanski.


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Brad Bru & The Crowd Goes Wild Chicago, Illinois

This band brings together the richness of acoustic music, the charm of alt-country and the energy of melodic punk. Whether playing distorted power chords or fingerpicking crisply, the songs whiz past and make the listener wonder what hit 'em. With witty and relatable lyrics, performances offer neurotic sincerity, balancing humor with darkness. ... more

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Track Name: Frost in Hampton

I loved you once, but not anymore
When I’m home for holidays I wanna knock on your door
Or write you a letter…A postcard or two…
I loved you once and I miss you

Whatever happened to the girl I once knew?
Sexy, adventurous…a bit scary, too
The bad girl the boys want, but they haven’t a clue…
I loved you once and I miss you

I loved you once…way back, back when
I still think about you....now and again
I think I might call you, but I never do…
I loved you once and I…

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