Singer/songwriter Bruce Henderson, a native Oklahoman, got his start playing in Austin, TX, where he attended the University of Texas. In 1983, he moved to New York City, where he formed the band Hearts and Minds, which released a single, self-titled album on A&M Records, followed by a US tour with Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. After the band dissolved in 1991, Henderson wrote a nonfiction book, Waiting (Plume/Penguin, 1993), followed by freelance writing assignments for Oklahoma Today and Texas Monthly magazines. He then re-emerged musically as a member of the High Plains Drifters alongside guitarists G.E. Smith (best known for his stint as the musical director of the Saturday Night Live band) and Andy York (another Hearts and Minds alumnus and also a longtime member of John Mellencamp's backing unit). Striking out on his own, Henderson debuted in 1997 with The Wheels Roll, released on Omad/Paradigm. His second album, Beyond the Pale, was released to critical acclaim in 1999 on Valley Entertainment in the US and various independent labels in Europe. Henderson toured extensively behind the album and appeared as musical guest on Late Night with David Letterman. In 2000, Henderson retired from music to pursue a career in advertising. He is currently working on his next release.
Click to view Bruce's David Letterman performance