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Smith Mountain Boys (Updated)

Updated 01/01/2023

As I was meandering my way through SPROUTS in Escondido the other day, I ran into this guy.... Actually, it might be the other way around..... Anyway...

We struck up a conversation about life in general and I learned that he is a performer in the Palomar Mountain area. I was the chatty one and I think he learned more about me than I did of him. However, at the end of the brief conversation he gifted me a CD of his songs. I listened to it on my way home and I can honestly say that this CD is my kind of music!

Bruce Druliner is part of a duo with Dutch Bergman. Two talented guitarists that play the classic songs such as:

  • Five O'Clock World - 1966

  • Pretty Woman - 1964

  • City of New Orleans - 1972

  • My Maria - 1973

  • All I have to Do is Dream - 1958

  • and more...

The duo has been successfully playing in the backcountry of Palomar, Julian and Borrego Springs. Steve Barry joined Dutch and Bruce as the sound guy for The Smith Mountain Boys and they are forever thankful for his sound expertise! Dutch’s wife, Denise Bergman, manages the duo and does her best to keep them booked as much as possible!

In 2020, after encouragement from family, friends, and fans, The Smith Mountain Boys recorded, mixed, and produced their first album, Cover Stories. From start to finish the making of the album was a labor of love but also fruitful learning experience. With the help of their good friend, engineer and producer, Chris Camp of Camp Music Studios and a lot of hard work, the finished Cover Stories CD arrived in March 2021.

The Smith Mountain Boys play 4-5 gigs a month. They play venues in the Palomar Mountain backcountry and Borrego Springs. They also do private parties, weddings, etc.

Their home base is Palomar Mountain. If you are local to San Diego County and are planning a gathering, consider this Duo for your live entertainment. You will not be disappointed!

Their CD can be purchased on the website: Smith Mountain Boys

For bookings, or current venues contact - Denise Bergman

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Phone = 949-521-1199

January 2023 Gigs

Friday, January 13, 2023

4:30pm - 7:30pm

Lake Henshaw Cafe

Santa Ysabel, CA


Reservations are recommended

Sunday, January 15, 2023

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Private Gig

Borrego Springs, CA

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Heroes Wood Fire Pizza

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Julian, CA


Thursday, January 26, 2023

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Lazy H Ranch

Pauma Valley, CA


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**Reservations recommended by email

Saturday, January 28, 2023


Private Gig

Pauma Valley, CA

***Sneak preview for February.....We are playing at Ram's Hill Country Club, Borrego Springs on Tuesday, February 14th, 4pm-8pm for Valentine's Day!! Dinner Reservations highly recommended - open to the public!!***

We have our CD's, Cover Stories, available at each gig for purchase or via our website, If you are local, just send us an email if you want a cd or two, We are booking private gigs too! So if you have a wedding, anniversary party, birthday celebrations or any kind of special event that you want music, please feel free to email us at We'd love to hear from you!

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