Bruce Gaitsch

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Bruce Gaitsch
Born (1953-02-07) February 7, 1953 (age 68)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
GenresRock, hard rock, pop, AOR
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, producer
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, keyboards, sitar, Dobro
Years active1977–present
Associated actsChicago, Madonna, Richard Marx, Peter Cetera, Rodney Atkins

Bruce R. Gaitsch (/ɡ/;[1] born February 7, 1953) is an American guitarist, composer, and producer. He is best known for working with notable bands and musicians such Chicago, Peter Cetera, Madonna, and Agnetha Fältskog as a session musician and songwriter. Gaitsch co-wrote the Madonna song "La Isla Bonita", an international #1 single that earned Gaitsch an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 1987.[2] He has collaborated numerous times with fellow Chicago native Richard Marx whose career he was instrumental in launching.


Solo albums[edit]

  • 1995 – A Lyre in a Windstorm
  • 1997 – Aphasia
  • 2002 – Nova
  • 2003 – One on One (with Janey Clewer)
  • 2003 – Countertale (with Tommy Denander)
  • 2006 – Nightingale
  • 2006 – Sincerely

Other appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "GIG - Brave New World | G For (Bruce) Gaitsch". Archived from the original on December 6, 2020. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  2. ^ "Bruce Gaitsch Background". November 6, 2009. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2009.

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