The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Special To The Times 

Bruce Ladd Mixes Music With Acupuncture – Brevard NC


Bruce Ladd’s Acupuncture and Herbal Center is located opposite Brevard High school. He was the first acupuncturist to begin a practice in the city. (Times photo by Park Baker)

Bruce Ladd is well known as the first acupuncturist to set up practice in Brevard, but most aren’t aware of his accomplishments as a musician.

He taught himself to play guitar at the age of 15 after his brother’s friend played for him, and Bruce just “knew he had to do that.”

At 19, he bought a Tama guitar from a shop in Ithaca, N.Y., and he took it everywhere with him, playing at different colleges, clubs and music venues.

Having played in various bands, Ladd describes himself as a singer-songwriter who likes to tell stories.

Some might liken his sound to that of Scottish s...

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