Bruce is an icon of the Australian folk scene. He has appeared at over 170 folk festivals across Australia since the 1990s. He plays regularly at festivals, folk clubs, house concerts and other venues throughout Australia.
Performers of the calibre of Eric Bogle, Joe Dolce, Greg Champion, Blackwood and a host of other Australian and international performers have Bruce Watson songs in their repertoire.
Other awards include Port Fairy Folk Festival’s Lawson-Paterson Songwriting Award and Maldon Folk Festival’s Roddy Reed Memorial Songwriting Award.
He has produced seven albums of original songs, plus a songbook of his own compositions: “101 Songs”. He also appears on more than 20 compilation CDs alongside artists such as Eric Bogle, Roy Bailey, Archie Roach, Yothu Yindi and Christine Anu.
Bruce has a keen sense of the absurdities of life. Nothing is sacred, but many things are precious. A concern for people, the environment, reconciliation and for life's mysteries and ironies runs through his songs. His serious songs are both moving and challenging, and he is not afraid to tackle the hard issues.