I'm very heartbroken to learn of Bruce passing. What a great friend and work colleague. Bruce gave me his "tub-thumper" washtub bass instrument years ago when I joined him and the ATU (Acoustic Trauma Unit) old time music band for the Galax music festival. I enjoyed several years of playing music with Bruce, Claire & the boys and fun times that I will always remember. My sincerest condolences to you Claire and to all of Bruce's family. I will miss him dearly.
Bruce, I know you're plucking that fiddle overlooking a beautiful vista right now. Rest in peace brother.