SOLO PIANO TOUR
OCTOBER 18, 8PM
Admired by his peers for more than two decades by virtue of his skills as a pianist, singer-songwriter, bandleader and collaborator, as well as for his long-standing commitments to civil rights in this country and human rights around the world, BRUCE HORNSBY has earned his reputation as a musician’s musician. Underscoring that is his track record of more than 10 million albums sold worldwide, three Grammy Awards, and one of the most loyal fan-bases in popular music. Hornsby celebrates the 20th Anniversary of his breakthrough debut album with the 5-disc box set, INTERSECTIONS 1985-2005. The collection spans Hornsby’s career thus far, either with original album tracks or live performances of songs that originated on every one of his albums. These range from 1986’s The Way It Is, all the way through 2004’s Halcyon Days. The box set includes a staggering array of guest artists including the Grateful Dead, Branford Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny and Shawn Colvin. Hornsby struck triple platinum with his debut album, The Way It Is, recorded with his band, the Range. His debut generated three Top 20 hits, including its #1 title track, and earned Bruce Hornsby & the Range the Best New Artist Grammy for 1986. Hornsby took home his second Grammy in 1989 for Best Bluegrass Recording for "Valley Road" (from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume II) and his third Grammy in 1993 for Best Pop Instrumental for "Barcelona Mona" (created with Branford Marsalis for the Barcelona Olympics). One of pop music's most in-demand "side" men, Bruce Hornsby has played on more than 100 albums with artists ranging from Bob Dylan, Don Henley, and the Grateful Dead to Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Béla Fleck, and Willie Nelson, among many others. His songs have been performed and/or recorded by a variety of artists including Willie Nelson, Don Henley, Tupac Shakur, Bob Dylan, Chaka Khan, Robbie Robertson, Huey Lewis, Sara Evans, and Leon Russell. Bruce Hornsby became a part-time member of the Grateful Dead and, from September 1990 to March 1992, performed with the group on more than 100 concerts in America and Europe. As a special gift, Bruce has arranged for each ticket buyer to receive a copy of Intersections along with the price of their ticket (the box set has a retail value of $49.95); a copy will be given to you at the show (hang onto your ticket stubs).
Tickets are $33.50 and $43.50 plus applicable service charges and go on sale Friday, August 25 at noon and are available online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888
Official Website: http://hob.com/tickets/eventdetail.asp?eventid=40944
Added by sherylvanslyke on September 7, 2006