Jim Bruno's songs have been recorded by Shawn Colvin, Chuck Prophet, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt, Thad Cockrell, Maurice Tani and Laurie MacAllister. 

As a performing songwriter he has performed with or opened shows for the following artists: Shawn Colvin, Timothy B Schmidt, Graham Parker, John Gorka, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Ely, Greg Brown, Mary Lou Lord, Steve Forbert, Bill Morrissey, Big Twist, and Cliff Eberhardt.  He’s performed at the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, the Udine Folk Festival in Udine, Italy and has toured five times in Europe. He also played bass, guitar and sang in the Shawn Colvin Band for a number of years and often performed with Shawn as a duet.

He also teaches songwriting at Foothill College and at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. 

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Speaker and Participant

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Far-West Music Conference, Bellevue, WA

I will be a speaker and a participant at the Far-West Music Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, WA. On Saturday, Oct 7, from 10am to 11:30am I will be on a panel of songwriters. The focus of the panel will be "Songwriters and Their Creative Process". Other songwriters in the panel include; Kelly Brightwell, Woody Moran and Beth Wood. Jonathan Shue will be the moderator.


Jim Bruno and Friends - Reunion and Jam

Varsity Arts Center, 418 S. Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL

Jim Bruno will be returning to Southern Illinois and will be performing at The Varsity Center on September 17 at 7:30 pm. Jim lived in Carbondale for ten years and during that time was an original member in the Shawn Colvin Band. Jim now lives in the San Francisco Bay area. His songs have been recorded by numerous recording artists including Shawn Colvin, Chuck Prophet, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt, Thad Cockrell and more. He's had eight different music publishers and is currently affiliated with Universal Music, the largest music publisher in the world.

Jim's performance on September 17 will include a set of all original music followed by a reunion/jam that will include a reunion of Pontiac Jones; one of the best bands to ever come out of Carbondale. Musicians 'sitting in' will include Tawl Paul, Robbie Sokes, Charlie Morrill, Michael Potter and more.