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The Former Members are  David Bennett Cohen on keyboards, Greg Douglas on guitar, Roy Blumenfeld on drums and I’m playing bass. Everybody sings. (In theory, we all played the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967).

www.theformermembers.com is our  website.   on Facebook. www.facebook.com/TheFormerMembersUSpsychblues?fref=ts


BRIEF BIO

MUSICIAN:

The original bass player with Country Joe and the Fish, Bruce has played and/or recorded with: The San Francisco Mime Troupe, Ronnie Gilbert, Barbara Dane, Pete Seeger, Rosalie Sorrells, Ralph McTell, the Greenbriar Boys, Roy Harper, Formerly Fat Harry,  East Bay Sharks, Scoop Nisker, the Energy Crisis,  Barrett Nelson, Nina Gerber, Laurie Lewis, Barbara Higby, Paul Dresher, Danny Kalb, Joe McDonald, Ozay Fecht, Dred Scott, Muziki Roberson, Dave Getz, the Original Country Joe Band, Phil Marsh, Will Scarlett,  David Bennett Cohen, Greg Douglas, Roy Blumenfeld, The Former Members, Moonlight Rodeo and the Gary Salzman Experience. 


COMPOSER/ LYRICIST

Bruce Barthol was the resident songwriter for the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe for over three decades. His songs have been recorded by Country Joe and the Fish, the SF Mime Troupe, the Human Condition, Ozay Fecht, the Edlos, the Funky Nixons and the Original Country Joe Band.

Bruce has written for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Borderlands Theatre (Tucson), the Working Theater (NYC), the Curious Theatre (Denver), San Francisco State University, University of Colorado (Boulder), Stanford University, University of Denver, Make-A-Circus, ACT, Arts Council of West Berlin, Intersection of the Arts (SF), Madison Federation of Labor AFL-CIO(Wisconsin), the Dick and Dubya Show, ODC- San Francisco, Stagebridge, Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, and the Los Angeles Theater Center, as well as over 35 productions with the SF Mime Troupe.  He was a Harburg Scholar at NYU/Tisch where he received an MFA.

 AWARDS

He received two Best Original Score Awards from the SF Bay Drama Critics Circle, a Gold Record for WOODSTOCK, the Media Alliance Golden Gadfly Award and was co-composer of the score for the Oscar nominated documentary FOREVER ACTIVISTS. 





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Picture by Wanda Hennig


Dedication of the Monument to the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade,  April 2008. Bruce Barthol, Heather Bridger, Eduardo Robledo

THE DECLINE & FALL

            OF  EVERYTHING


“Bruce’s material oozes with razor sharp insight, social concern, deadpan humour and a cool anger”.

Nigel Cross, Terrascope Online


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STEELTOWN BLUES , click above


  1. 1.STEELTOWN BLUES

  2. 2.NOTHING TO LOSE

  3. 3.80-20

  4. 4.CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE

  5. 5.STAR FERRY

  6. 6.GOODBYE TO WHITE DEER

  7. 7.CAKEWALK TO BAGHDAD

  8. 8.FIGHTING SIDE OF JESUS

  9. 9.BADAJOZ

  10. 10.EMPTY CHAIR

Contact Bruce Barthol

email: brucebarthol@brucebarthol.com