From Rabbi Blog
|Our beloved brother Bruce Mccallum, of Newport, Maine passed peacefully at his home after a brief illness on Friday, February 3rd. Bruce was born December 18th, 1959 in Bristol, Pennsylvania and later moved to Maine with family where he grew up. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High in 1978 and then went on to study at the University of Maine at Augusta. He worked for many years at Bangor Welding and Gas as the Specialty Gas and Fill Plant Manager.
Bruce was a self taught professional musician. He was a singer, songwriter, guitarist and performer. He played in many bands throughout his career, some of which were Freeway, The Limit, Northstar, Fonda’s X, Ice 9 and his most current band being eightysomething. Most notably he performed in the band Rokken along with his sister Carol, the lead singer. With Rokken, he toured the eastern United States opening for national acts and did some recording. He was affectionately known by his peers and his fans as “Trick” and “Bruce Almighty”. He constantly strove for perfection in his craft and was admired by many for his technical skills and his sound. The Portland Press Herald once named him as one of the best guitarists in Maine.
Finally got The Snake working again. Been my main axe for 30+ years. New EMG 85 X pickup, plus SA single coils Compound radius Warmouth neck Warmouth alder body Covered by real python skin from a 16' python locking tuners, EVH D-tuna and I also installed a trem-stabiliser which is not shown. I built this guitar myself many years ago to my specs and likes and it feels great to have again as my main axe!