Max, according to what I read on Rick's Folk U.S.A. discussion forum, Bruce is out of town on business and won't be checking in anytime soon. ("For Free" thread)
Also, about a year ago I got in touch with Bob Flick of the Brothers Four. Not only is he a great guy, he's also married to Loni Anderson. She used to be married to Burt Reynolds.
Remember Quint from Gunsmoke?