Send in your questions for Ross Holmes
Ross Holmes is the talk of the town (pun intended) since his introduction to the Noisemakers. We’ve nabbed him to answer your questions – contact Si with yours and we’ll get to the best of them!
Download: Biltmore Estate, NC .. August 22 2015
4,000 in attendance in Asheville, NC enjoyed this show on August 22… now you can too!
We still get a number of questions asking after Michael Baker, Bruce’s former drummer in the late 90s. Michael has some health challenges in his immediate future, and there is an online fundraiser if you’d care to help. Please visit this GiveForward page.
Download: Seattle, WA .. July 22 2015
A terrific live show for you to download from this past July in Seattle.
Rank Spirit Trail!
How does this 1998 release compare with all those before and since? This is your chance to rate each track – please take two minutes to register your thoughts with some star ratings… see Retro Bruce: Spirit Trail.
We now have details of our summer concert meet-ups! They’re always great fun, and we get to share stories over dinner before a show. Check the details and hopefully see you there!
Grateful Dead/Bruce Hornsby/Fare Thee Well
We have some terrific photos from Solider Field contributed by Kathy Hornsby. We can also give you some recordings of Bruce’s lead vocals in Santa Clara and Chicago at the Grateful Dead celebration this past couple of weekends, culminating in a tremendous Built to Last on the closing night. Check the right sidebar under “Daily Dose” on this page. Thanks to jdwtyl, zmanatl and dfries for the tapings.
Bruce and the Dead: recommendations from the Dead community
We have a number of downloads from the Deadhead crowd sent our way… some “must have” songs to recognise some of Bruce’s finest contributions over the years. Hope you enjoy!
The next record
How much do we know about Bruce Hornsby’s next record? This much.
New Facebook group
We have a new group for you to get to know our little community… please sign up and spread the word!
Ornette Coleman passed away on June 11 aged 85. Here’s a report and a recording of Bruce playing Ornette’s Questions and Answers.
Get your Bruuuce.com shirts, mugs, bags…
Brand new for the 2015 summer tour and available immediately… T-shirts, mugs, hoodies, bags, tank tops, even beer mugs… and more to come! You won’t find any cheaper… check out our range!
Essential Bruce Hornsby: track listing/order link
2 CDs, 29 tracks, 8 of them live… and out now! You can find out more here at Bruuuce.com.
Harbor Lights results, and a last chance to rank Hot House
New Statesman interview
Kate Mossman of the New Statesman has provided the best interview with Bruce that I’ve seen in years. Well informed and hugely entertaining. You can read it over at NewStatesman.com.
Bruce, Beverly and President Bill
A great story and photo contributed by our friend Beverly. Thanks, Beverly, for sharing such a terrific memory!
Very tentatively, for now…
… if you’d like to be involved in the next Bruce Hornsby cover project (which wouldn’t be for at least another twelve months) please contact Si. If you’re in a position to commit to a particular song now, then it’ll be reserved just for you – first come, first served! Here’s a reminder of our previous project, Thick Custard.
Bruce Does the Dead
Bruce Hornsby performing twenty different Grateful Dead songs – a highlight of 2014 which helped raised over $6,000 for three charities. Check out Bruce Does the Dead – and you can still donate via our FirstGiving page and the Paypal donation button to the right.
A reminder of the talent that R.S.Hornsby shared with us all in our sister site: www.RainbowofSound.org
Searchable setlist database
It’s back – the BruceBase gives you a searchable database going back over 30 years. Ever wondered how many times See the Same Way was played in California in 1998? Or when Bruce played Greensleeves?! The BruceBase can help you out.
By request, we’re put together a timeline of different band members through the years.
Podcast #24 – phone chat with Bruce
Bruce and Si talk Daffy Duck, pursuit of the unattainable, the next record, revisiting (and reinventing) old songs, and a contest… win four tickets to a Bruce Hornsby concert! Listen to the new podcast for details.
Solo Concerts Out Now: reviews, purchase links
Bruce’s new 20-track double CD,entitled Solo Concerts, is out today. We have the purchase link and a write up. Please add your own and add your rating! Visit the Bruce Hornsby – Solo Concerts page.
A dozen talented musicians from amongst the Bruuuce.com community present Thick Custard: Celebrating the Music of Bruce Hornsby. They’ve given their time, talents and energy for free so that you can enjoy this latest cover project, which has taken three years to put together. I’m so proud of it, and of each contributor. Please visit the brand new ThickCustard.com website for 12 covers of Bruce Hornsby songs, which I promise you’ll love. And on a sidenote, if you’re able to share the link on your social media, blog, e-mail list or website, it would really help. These people deserve to be heard!
- On the Western Skyline 77.3%
- Every LIttle Kiss 85%
- Mandolin Rain 89.6%
- The Long Race 69.7%
- The Way It Is 92.9%
- Down the Road Tonight 77%
- Shelf life/longevity 89.6%
- Lyrics 89.1%
I hope you enjoy looking around the new site and maybe discover some things which were previously hidden away. If you have any requests, suggestions or comments, please contact Si. This site is made up of your contributions over the years, and we really rely on you. So any setlists, photographs, articles, reports or even recordings are very gratefully received.
Of course, there is always the Bruuuce.com Board to talk to others with the same tastes.
We’re already working on new updates that we couldn’t quite squeeze into the relaunch – keep coming back for more additions, and of course the Daily Dose!