Local musician makes lifelong passion a career

Bruce Smith, a musician, has lived in Seaside since 1980.

Almost 40 years after moving to Seaside, Bruce Smith still meets each day with a sense of bemusement about how he got here.

Smith makes his living playing music, creating what he brands as “Texas Roadhouse Rock” — think a cross between Bruce Springsteen and U2. Since the 1980s he and his colleagues have made six albums and gone on multiple tours throughout the West, even making a pit stop at the famous South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, one year.


Brenna Visser is a reporter for the Cannon Beach Gazette, Seaside Signal and The Daily Astorian. Contact her at 971-320-4558 or bvisser@dailyastorian.com.

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