Town Ballroom Tribute
Musicians gather to celebrate Bruce Moser, the late Buffalo-based
Bruce Moser was all about family, and the legacy of his musical family turned out at the Town Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 26 to pay tribute to the man they loved.
Steve Desmond, Buffalo Tales' photographer, was there to capture dynamic performances and moments of solace before and during the event.
"Bruce was a longtime radio and record promotions guy in Buffalo and nationally," explained Bob Silvestri, who helped organize the event. "Bruce was successful for U2, Melissa Etheridge, Bryan Adams, Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Teri Nunn in Berlin, and the Goo Goo Dolls. He worked with all these artists to establish their careers. He's also a Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductee."
Moser passed away in June 2020 at age 69.
"There was no wake because of the pandemic," Silvestri explained. "So we decided to put something together with the blessing of Bruce's daughters just to honor him. All the bands here are people that Bruce worked with and mentored. They're here to pay tribute."
U2's Bono sent a letter that was read from the stage. Surprise guest Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls, who performed three songs, spoke about his love for Moser.
"If it were not for Moser, Johnny (Rzeznik) and I would have had completely different lives," he said.
all photos © 2022 by Steven D. Desmond
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