Bruce Hornsby is an American pianist and singer whose professional career began in the 1980s. Early in that decade, Hornsby formed his band Bruce Hornsby and the Range. Their debut album The Way It Is featured the hit single of the same name. The album went multi-platinum, and Hornsby's piano solo in the tune is one of the iconic sounds of the era. In the early 1990s, Hornsby frequently performed with The Grateful Dead until the band dissolved in 1995. Today he has a successful solo career with frequent performances and musical collaborations with artists such as Sting, Eric Clapton and Elton John.
A Playful Musician
Bruce Hornsby likes to play with music. He has never been content to stick to a single musical style or even a single instrument. He is as comfortable with an accordion as with a grand piano. He can take full advantage of the soundscape provided by a synthesizer. Hornsby compositions incorporate many genres of American music, including jazz, bluegrass, gospel and folk. He even will throw in some classical lines, winding elements of J.S. Bach into his solo improvisations. It is this playful spirit combined with musical excellence that has opened many doors in Hornsby's career. For example, he added music to Spike Lee's film Blackkklansman in 2018, his latest effort in a long relationship with the director.
Where can I buy Bruce Hornsby tickets?
Bruce Hornsby is actively playing with concert venues across the United States. Wherever he is touring, you will find the best Bruce Hornsby tickets at StubHub.
What can I expect from a Bruce Hornsby concert?
Bruce Hornsby has always been about the music. Although he respects his fan base, he is also not content to play only his hits. When you attend a Bruce Hornsby concert, you can expect to hear some fan favorites such as "The Way It Is" or "Mandolin Rain." You can also expect to hear playful changes to familiar tunes and creative arrangements depending on the musicians involved. In addition, you can expect to hear music that you may not be as familiar with. Hornsby likes to experiment, and he appreciates audiences that can go along for the ride.
Where should I sit for a Bruce Hornsby concert?
The best seats for a Bruce Hornsby concert depend on the size of the venue. Hornsby has enough experience to know how to let his music fill any size auditorium. Hearing the music will not be a problem in any seat. However, some of the best Bruce Hornsby concerts are in smaller settings. Hornsby especially enjoys concerts that are more like intimate jam sessions where he can more easily interact with the audience. In a setting like this, you might consider buying Bruce Hornsby tickets near the front of the space.
What are some of Bruce Hornsby's albums?
Hornsby has released many albums over the past 40 years. The Way It Is won Hornsby and the Range the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1987. It was followed by Scenes from the Southside in 1988. He released three solo albums in the 1990s, including Harbor Lights in 1993 and Hot House in 1995. Hornsby has released several albums with the Noisemakers. His most recent is Rehab Reunion in 2016, a collaboration with Ricky Skaggs.
What instruments does Bruce Hornsby play?
At concerts, Hornsby plays a Steinway grand piano and a Korg M1 Synthesizer. He also plays accordion and dulcimer at some of his performances.
How long is a Bruce Hornsby concert?
Most Bruce Hornsby concerts are a standard two-hour length with an intermission. However, if the audience is having fun, Hornsby is not afraid of an extended encore.Back to Top
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