In chronological order, the Bruce Goldish GUEST BOOK – nested strategically next to the Donation Receptacle at live shows, beginning early 2005.  Many of these “shows” took place in “Bruce’s Favorite Outlaw Places in the World to Play,” for instance,  late night in the parking structure (see video) in downtown Santa Barbara.

Below are the more recent Guest Book comments, beginning June 2015. (For 2004-2015: Guest Book – It’s a humungous web page, as zero comments are edited out, only contact info.)

Samples from the GUEST BOOK

“Beautiful on a Sunday evening.  Like being serenaded by the moon.”

“Such a beautiful guitar.  Like a magnet brought your music to my core.”

“Awesome.  Fast.  Sounds like two guitars playing at once.  It’s cool how it sounds like you’re playing rhythm guitar and lead at the same time.”

“An unbelievable talent.  Thanks for making our night.” (Minneapolis)

“Thanks, it’s very crasy!!! You are so good!!! Sorry, my Englich.” (Montreal)

“Your music absolutely lifts the night.”

“Stunning!” (Paso Robles)

“I was walking up State Street and I heard the music up above and I had to come up the stairs to hear – and it sounded like heaven & there was a man in the parking lot playing a guitar with fingers of lightning speed the music that touches people’s hearts.  Thank you for joy.”

“Beautiful music.  I love Caffeine.” (New Zealand)

“Your music is inspiration. You are an amazing player and I love the spots you choose to play.”

“Amazing! I love it.  We will remember you when we are back in Europe.”

“Such romance you play.  We live near – we have been listening to you most Sunday nights – since Sept 2012.  We will be married April 11, 2015.  It’s all your fault.”

“I’ve never had goose bumps in my head.  But it happened when I heard you playing… Never stop, please.” (Saudi Arabia)

“You made our night in Santa Barbara.  Thx.  Sincerely.  -HWY 101 Roadtrippers

“Thank you cannot express the deep gratitude that bursts from my heart like a rainbow of light at the sounds you convey.”

“Great unique vocals! You really stand out.”

“I feel absolutely rich!”

“Good look in your songs.” (Mexico)

“The sounds soothe. Quite a holy extension.” (Plymouth, Mass)

“Bruce! Wow!!! What an utter joy! I am filled with truest delight and smiling from all the way inside.  You have made this day.”

“Your music is dream-like.  It makes me feel all warm inside – as though I am in a womb.”

“An incredible side-trip – fantastic acoustics – you drew us to you.  Thank you!!”

“Love your sound!” (Avila Beach)

“Thank you for changing our lives.  Your music is magic to our hearts.  Bless you for this moment in time, always to be remembered.”

“I leave for London tomorrow.  I’ll take some of your joy with me.”

“Each time I see you, I’m with a new boy – but each time I fall in love with your music.  It’s womb-like & BITCHIN!”

“Very peaceful and intence music.” (Mexico)

“You are awesome!!!” (Japan)

“Bruce, you are an EVENT!!”

“He draws you into your soul.”

“I really enjoy what you do! It makes our beautiful city even more wonderful.”

“Beautiful to hear someone playing for playing’s sake… You made the whole area come alive…” (London)

“Thanks for your music and hints from home.” (Hawaii)

“I think you should write a song about frogs.” (San Francisco)

“Today I am nineteen, tomorrow I will be twenty.  Tonight I was feeling so sad, now having heard you play like my own private celebration of that hum of beautiful things to be happy about, I feel full and light…”

“Wonderful! We enjoyed the whole evening.  Keep on keeping on – you bring great joy.” (Bay Area)

“Fantastic!” (Phoenix)

“Great music.” (Pismo Beach)

“You have touched my soul and inspired me to keep my practicing going.”

“To jest piekne goscie 2 Polski.” [“This is beautiful–Guests from Poland.”] (Thanks, Beata, for translating, and for saying, “I am so hyper of excitement to hear you playing!!!!”)

“Your music made a perfect night for me… You’re the best I’ve heard.”

“You have perfect pitch, and are good enough to make yourself rich.  But instead you play here and scratch that itch.  To play all night.  You’re tight.  That’s right.  Good night.”

“It’s been a difficult time for us.  What a sweet surprise to discover you here.  P.S. Loved being able to peruse this book.”

“Incredible concert in Santa Barbara, unexpected, and for free!!!” (Santiago, Chile)

“You’re the man with the great sounds.  First time in Santa Barbara and you made it a special memory.  I wish I could amplify the sound to L.A.”

“You bring magic to the air.  Thank you.  I was watching everyone walk by and stop to smile at your music.”

“Inspiring music that’s worth a million words!”

“Exquisite.” (Brazil)

“Your music is beautiful.  I wish I had your courage to let my heart speak the music, the language of the soul.” (Bay Area)

“You add to the magic of this city.”

“In your hands, the expertise of talent and art is extolled in the bravura of your skills and sound.” (Mill Valley)

“Love your music! So cool! Very different! Now I’m your #1 fan!”

“Ay dios mio!!! You are amazing.  You make my blood boil and my heart wonder, what if…?”

“Fill the evening with music, Bruce! A real joy.” (London)

“I love your music.  It truthfully makes me smile.  It makes me feel like nothing could go wrong.”

“Sounded so good, we aborted our trek to dinner and came up to see who was behind the beautiful sounds! Hope you’ll be up in Santa Cruz sometime.”

“…As if the angels played a harp of serenity, I heard the wonderful nylon acoustic guitar amplified by your passion.”

“I like you.”  -Aliana, 7 years old

“My boyfriend and I came out to Santa Barbara for a day, and I must say you were the topping to the cake.  You’re awesome!”

“Very nice music!” (Chico)

“Where have you been? You’ve brought me to tears…” (New Orleans)

“Great music.” (Norway)

“What a place to find an amazing guitarist!” (Tokyo)

“Thanks a lot for the emotions!!!” (Italy)


“VERY NICE!” (Pasadena)

“Made my day.  Pity about the hole in the guitar.  A bit different from the Cambridge guitar Orchestra in England, my “group.” (England)

“What a gift your music is. It is a special moment of my summer experience!”

“I bought your CD.  Your music makes me feel happy, sad, mad all at the same time.  I love it.”

“Phat tones!”

“I love what you’ve done for State St.  The marvel and wonder I see in their faces as they hear your music, yet cannot find it.  You bring wonder to their lives! Thank you.”

“Bruce, your music is so beautiful.  I could listen to it for hours. We were heading home and drawn to your delightful sounds.”

“Thanks for sharing your magical gifts and talents.”

“Magnificent!!! Thank you for your gift to us.”

“Bruce, beautiful music.  I love guitar, especially fingerstyle, this music you’re playing is like water on my soul.  It’s my most soothed and listening place.  I seem to hear you play always after dance rehearsals so my first impulse is to dance.  Thanks for your music!”

“Thanks! Every time I hear the music from this parking lot, I remember all the great moments in life.”

“Thank you for being and displaying your love for music.  The passion is felt and greatly appreciated.”

“The sound takes you away to wonderful places!”

“Frickin awesome!”

“Thanks for something beautiful and random.  I need that today.”

“You are AMAZING!!!”

“I love the texture and romantic feeling of your muusic.  The chords are full and gorgeous, delicate and filled with passion.  Beautiful.”

“Thanks so much, Bruce.  We listen to your CD all the time.  You are the best!” (St. Paul)

“Totally awesome.  This is the best classical playing I have ever got to witness first hand besides Al Di Meola.”

“The best part of Santa Barbara! Thank you.” (New York)

“We loved your music.  Made our day! Awesome! ROCK ON!!” (Toronto, Canada)

“I’ve heard your music on several occasions, yet every time I hear the beautiful product of your spirit, I’m lifted up again to a state of pure contentment and joy, knowing such beauty and love exists! Thank you for your priceless gift!”

“Your sound is intoxicating and brilliant.”

“Thank you for filling the streets with your beautiful music. You’re a real inspiration to me.  Keep doing what you’re doing.  It means a lot to people.”

“You made me experience Europe.   Thank you.”

“Love the sound!” (Cool police sergeant, buying cd rather than busting Bruce for busking!)

“What a beautiful treat for two English guys passing through Santa Barbara – beautiful music.” (Manchester, UK)

“The music you make is sooooo beautiful! Thank you!” (Amsterdam)

“Thanks for doing something so deep and spiritual for Santa Barbara.  I told people in Germany about what you are doing.  The sound of your music is so great…  It is taking my thoughts somewhere else, somewhere good.”

“A big kiss from Italian people.” (Italy)

“Thanks much for the unexpected treat!!” (Bozeman)

“We enjoyed to listen to your great improvisations.” (Cologne, Germany)

“Thank you for the great time we are having! Brazil in Santa Barbara! Warmest regards from Rio de Janero.” (Brazil)

“I listen to you often.  You have brought much joy into my life.  Thank you.”

“Thank u for ur awesome music on this beautiful Friday night!!!” (South Korea)

“It is an experience of soothing, beautiful artistic music that brightens the world around you.”

“My soul flies up and soars with each note you so skillfully and passionately play.  Thank you!”

“You are amazing.  Your music is going to Israel.  Thank you.”

“I am from Taipei, Taiwan… Beautiful music make people happy.  I think the artist is a very smart musician.” (Taiwan)

“I’ve been coming to hear you play for over a year… I close my eyes and your music vibrates through my soul, touching deep down caverns I had long forgotten or never known.  It mystifies and breaks me, only to softly soothe and smooth the sharp edges, like ocean waves on broken glass.”

“You’re an amazing guitarist.  Your music is inspiring to me.  This song “Storm” is moving.  I can actually SEE the storm happening.  Awesome, amazing, wonderful does not even describe your music.  I look forward to listening to your CD.  Thank you for your gift.”

“Everything about this moment is beauty.  Your music, your spirit, your gravity.  I’ve been in Santa Barbara for two months and it’s been rough, but you make it all go away.”

“In the delight of this eve, in the glimmer of the moon, nothing has provided more, than enjoying the sweet aura of your melody.”

“For the beauty of spirit that sings sweetly through this voice your music, thank you!”

“Reminds me of flying with my eyes closed!”

“You made our experience here magical.  It wouldn’t have been the same without you!”

“You make life here so much sweeter! I LOVE IT!”

“Fantastic! The best acoustic I’ve ever heard.”

“My daughter and I used to walk by for our Mommy and Daughter day to movies and hear your music. She has autism and it calmed her before walking into the theater down below… Thank you more than words!”

“Wow ! What a magic filled time dancing here with no cares, nothing buy joy. What a gift you carry. I will never forget this time, where my heart has never more experienced such freedom. Thank you. God bless you.”

“This is to the song Li Li. Ever since I’ve been 10 I’ve been listening to you. Since the first time I heard your beautiful music I have been amazed. Brings the biggest smile to my face in the hardest time of hardship. I really appreciate what you do and have done for us. Thank you. You are amazing.”

“We have never enjoyed sitting on a dirty curb in a parking garage so much. Thanks!”

“Never seen or heard improv like that before. Incredible. Thanks a mill. (Dublin, Ireland)

“Stellar music, mate. What a beautiful way to finish off an evening. I wish I could have shared this with more people! This was spectacular!” (Dublin, Ireland)

“Really great, influential, vibrant, fanatic, hedonistic musical adventure… Thank you!”

“You are awesome. You made me forget all my problems. Continue bringing joy to strangers.”

“I’m visitor from Morocco. Your performance is really amazing. I can’t believe my eyes and ears… What kind of artist are you? A true one who lives with sharing deep meaning of life through music… Thanks.” (Morocco)

“Your music is so beautiful. I needed this. Thank you.”

“Thank you for the soundtrack of my teenage voyage. Not until the night of Oct 28, 2017 I was able to meet the man whom has set the perfect background music to my favorite memories and times walking downtown. This town appreciates you and so do I.”

“Thank you Bruce. You make the world whole note by note.”

“Your music has touched me like no other I have ever heard.”

“You’re what music is about.”

“Words can’t say it – but your music can.”

“What a beautiful thing to witness.  Someone truly doing what they love for love’s sake.”

Bruce Reduced – Original painting by Beverly Savinski

Guitar Bruce – Original painting by Beverly Savinski