Bruce will kick things off for the Northland Arboretum's inaugural Firefly Festival! He'll play 5pm-6pm, then One Night Stand will be taking it home. For more information on the event, go to

Bruce Archer plays a rollicking combination of blues, bluegrass, folk, and smokey primitive Americana. His impressive finger-picking and slide guitar display a mastery that comes from 40-plus years of playing and sifting through musical styles, keeping the bits that resonate with him while merging his Iowa roots and his years in the Minneapolis alt-rock scene. He coaxes from his guitar an instrumental voice that is his own and brings a gritty authenticity to his performances.