Grateful Dead/Bruce/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 jdwtylzmanatl and dfries for the tapings.

How to watch the Fare Thee Well/Dead 50 shows

We’ve had a few requests for information on this, from far and wide. Here’s as much as we could find, covering as many continents as we could! It’s being called the biggest concert event in history, so here’s how to watch Fare Thee Well/Dead 50.

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!

Bruce and the Dead: April 1 1991

A few of you have aked for a beginners guide to the Grateful Dead, ahead of the Fare Thee Well shows this weekend. Here’s a geat place to start – a download of Bruce with the Dead from April 1 1991, considered one of their best shows of the 90s.

Bruce and the Dead: April 12 1996

Bob Weir and Phil Lesh sit in with Bruce’s band for this show from the Fillmore in April ’96.

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!

New concert download: August 24 1995

In the lead-up to Bruce Hornsby’s involvement with the Fare The Well shows, here’s a concert for download from 1995 with a lot of Grateful Dead content.

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman passed away on June 11 aged 85. Here’s a report and a recording of Bruce playing Ornette’s Questions and Answers.

New concert download: August 20 2004

We had a request for a show featuring R.S. Hornsby … always happy to oblige with that! Enjoy August 20 2004 from Cary, NC.

Get your 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

Harbor Lights results, and a last chance to rank Hot House

The Harbor Lights ranking results are in… and this is your last chance to rank Hot House!

2015 setlists

The first of the setlists from this year are starting to emerge.

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

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 Hornsby and the Range

A download dated December 1986… join Bruce Hornsby and the Range and Huey Lewis for a special set in Oakland, CA.

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.

Bruce Hornsby and the Dead: first two downloads

To mark the announcement of Bruce playing the Grateful Dead farewell shows (see below), we’ll be putting up a series of downloads for you. We now have another show from the Furthur tour in ’96… enjoy this show from Sacramento, CA to go with the first download from Hartford, CT.

Fare Thee Well

Bruce joins the Grateful Dead for their last ever performance together, this July 3-5 in Chicago, alongside Trey Anastasio and Jeff Chimenti. We’ll be celebrating the announcement with downloads of some of Bruce’s great performances with the Dead and Furthur festivals in the weeks to come… in the meantime, don’t forget our Bruce Does the Dead compilation with over 50,000 downloads so far. Ticket details on the Fare Thee Well shows are at


A reminder of the talent that R.S.Hornsby shared with us all in our sister site:

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.

Band timeline

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.

Thick Custard

Thick Cuistard


A dozen talented musicians from amongst the 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 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!

Donation button

If you enjoy, please consider a donation toward the running costs. N.B. This is not, nor will it ever be, compulsory! Or please consider donating to one of our nominated charities - the Merlin MS Care Centre, the ALS Association or TWLOHA (please specify which).
Thank you!

Daily Dose

Daily Dose archive page

Buy Solo Concerts

  • 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%

You’ve had your look at The Way It Is and Scenes from the Southside – and now you can see how you scored. And now would be a good time to have your say on the third record, A Night on the Town.

Buy Cluck Ol’ Hen now!

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 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!

Si and have chronicled the work and music of Bruce Hornsby since 1998, with great help from the thriving community that this site has built. That includes YOU!