Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American singer, virtuoso pianist, accordion player, and songwriter. He is probably best known for his 1980s signature song "The Way It Is" and the top five hits "Mandolin Rain" and "The Valley Road", all recorded as Bruce Hornsby & The Range, and for his long association with the Grateful Dead. In some of his solo albums (from 1993) he moved in a less commercial, more musically-challenging direction. From 2000 he recorded albums a series of albums as Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers.

In 1984 Hornsby formed Bruce Hornsby & The Range, who were signed to RCA Records in 1985. Besides Hornsby, Range members were David Mansfield (guitar, mandolin, violin), George Marinelli (guitars and backing vocals), Joe Puerta (bass guitar and backing vocals), and John Molo (drums).

During the 1990s he toured with theGrateful Dead, and released four albums, including "A Night on the Town" (1990) after which he split from The Range. "Harbor Lights" (1993) was his first solo album and signaled Hornsby was moving in a new jazz-influenced direction, whilst retaining elements of rock and pop. Later releases include "Hot House" (1995) and "Spirit Trail" (1998).

His experimental album "Big Swing Face" (2002) attracted much criticism as it veered away from his piano-based style. Despite these criticisms, he returned with his next studio album, shrugging off RCA and signing to Sony Music Entertainment. "Halcyon Days", released in 2004, saw a return to the piano as the key instrument; this album also became the premise for his world tour the same year.

Hornsby continues to tour with his live band "The Noisemakers", in addition to solo shows and his progressive bluegrass performances with Ricky Skaggs.

In 2007 he released "Camp Meeting", his first total jazz album as The Bruce Hornsby Trio, which involved jazz giants, Jack DeJohnette and Christian McBrid with whom he made live appearances with throughout 2007.

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Bruce Hornsby Albums

0.0 1993-12-11: Rex Harrison Opera House, Norfolk, VA, USA (disc 2) Bruce Hornsby
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December 11, 1993
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0.0 1993-12-11: Rex Harrison Opera House, Norfolk, VA, USA (disc 3) Bruce Hornsby
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December 11, 1993
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0.0 A Night On the Town Bruce Hornsby
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0.0 Big Swing Face Bruce Hornsby
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June 11, 2002
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0.0 Camp Meeting Bruce Hornsby
Released on
September 11, 2007
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0.0 Gonna Be Some Changes Made Bruce Hornsby
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0.0 Greatest Radio Hits Bruce Hornsby
Released on
January 13, 2004
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0.0 Halcyon Days Bruce Hornsby
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August 10, 2004
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0.0 Halcyon Days (Value Added for Tower) Bruce Hornsby
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0.0 Harbor Lights Bruce Hornsby
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April 6, 1993
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0.0 Here Come the Noise Makers Bruce Hornsby
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0.0 Here Come the Noise Makers (disc 1) Bruce Hornsby
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October 24, 2000
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0.0 Here Come the Noise Makers (disc 2) Bruce Hornsby
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October 24, 2000
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0.0 Here Come the Noisemakers Bruce Hornsby
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0.0 Hot House Bruce Hornsby
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July 18, 1995
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0.0 Intersections 1985-2005 Bruce Hornsby
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0.0 Night On The Town Bruce Hornsby
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0.0 Piano Jazz: McPartland/Hornsby Bruce Hornsby
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0.0 Playlist: The Very Best Of Bruce Hornsby Bruce Hornsby
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0.0 Scenes from the South Side Bruce Hornsby
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