Bruce Radtke was drawn to the music of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton at the tender age of eight years old, learning songs by ear. Radtke attended Berklee and was one the very first students to graduate from their Applied Music Program where he also studied with Bill Frisell. He played around Boston for some years and taught at the Cincotti School of Music. He then moved to Los Angeles and heavily gigged. Returning to New Jersey he started to concentrate on making albums and this one entitled Long Time Passing is a tribute/interpretation to the many classic 60’s folk and early rock songs Bruce had heard.
He has a clean, open guitar sound on all tracks including his rendition of "Sounds of Silence" by Paul Simon and Pete Seeger’s "Where Have All The Flowers Gone.’" The trio is rounded out by Andy O’Neill on drums, Karl Kaminsky on double bass with a guest spot by double bassist Mark Hagan on the song "Killing Me Softly". The trio plays excellently here, not over bearing and not buried behind Radtke’s guitar work. There has been a Long Time Passing from Bruce Radtke in getting the recognition he deserves with his Metheny tone and his fresh working of these classic songs he created in his own way. This is his own sound.