Bruce T Carroll is calling us all to action. He is a singer and songwriter from Westchester County, just north of New York City. For the past few years, with guitar in hand Carroll has been travelling the tri-state NY Metropolitan area entertaining audiences while also trying to light their spark of conscience.
In that time Bruce has released two critically acclaimed records; “Ruckus and Romance” (2017) and “Finding You” (2018). He has shared the stage with world renowned singer/songwriters such as Slaid Cleaves, Ellis Paul, Jimmy Lafave (RIP), Dan Bern, Vance Gilbert, and the legendary Rita Coolidge. He has headlined at famous NYC clubs like The Bitter End. And he’s been invited to perform at prestigious music festivals including; Pleasantville Music Festival, The River Spirit Music and Arts Festival, and the Black Bear Americana Festival.
“Lift Your Head Up” is Bruce T Carroll’s brand new single. The song and its corresponding video look at the current sorry state of our world and ask the simple but powerful question, “why don’t you do something?” The song reminds all Americans of their constitutional right to demand a better day. As images of social unrest from the past and present flash across the screen Bruce sings, “Come out, come out and raise your voices.” It is a powerful, moving and timely message.
Musically, the Bruce T Carroll band takes its cues from other great thought provoking artists from Tom Waits to Bruce Cockbrun. “Lift Your Head Up” brings to mind another Bruce from the Northeast, Bruce Springsteen. From the raspy everyman poetry in the verse of “Lift Your Head Up,” to the song’s cinematic instrumental break after each chorus, the track brings to mind the boss’ more globally conscious work. It is a beautifully executed and emotionally rousing track with a message that is impossible to ignore.
Check out the video for “Lift Your Head Up” (above). You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, and follow the links below to connect with Bruce T Carroll.