SBR resident performs concert February 17

Bruce Carlson

SaddleBrooke Ranch resident Bruce Carlson will be doing a concert at Catalina State Park on Saturday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m.

You’ve probably seen Bruce limping around the pool area in a white cowboy hat as he is recovering from a broken femur.

The music genre he writes and sings is Folk/Americana. His songwriting paints pictures of love, life and landscapes, and is played on several acoustic guitars in a finger picking style.

Bruce was a quarter-finalist in the lyrics division of the American Songwriting Competition. One of his more recent songs, “As Soldiers Lie at Rest,” was included in a large Nashville project titled “This Is My America” (

Bruce has played venues in Las Cruces such as the historic Rio Grande Theater, the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Music in the Park Series, Leasburg Music Under the Stars and various cafes and vineyards.

He was invited to play at the Tucson, AZ 2017 Folk Festival and was a finalist in the festival’s songwriting competition.

Bruce will have CDs available, with all proceeds going to local charities.

Some seating is available at Catalina, but you might want to bring a lawn chair.