Download: Wilmington, NC .. July 5 2014

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

Here’s a show from the Noisemakers this past July, featuring new additions Ross Holmes and Gibb Droll in top form.

Dallas Mavericks’ head coach Rick Carlisle also sits in on piano for Rainbow’s Cadillac.

Absent this time around was Sonny Emory, with Moyes Lucas making a very able replacement.

Bruce’s version of Jackson Browne’s “I’m Alive” has proved very popular amongst Jackson’s community, and received a lot of airplay.

I ought to point out that this is one of the finest audience recordings I’ve ever heard.

Many thanks and kudos to cfox for sharing it on etree in lossless format.

Enjoy, and please leave your comments below!

The full setlist:

07/05/14 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC
Neighborhood Watch,  Big Rumble > minor key Mandolin Rain > Big Rumble, What a Time > Dreaded Spoon > What A Time, End of the Innocence, Life in the Psychotropics, Gonna Be Some Changes Made, Big Stick, I’m Alive*, Green Green Rocky Road*, Valley Road*, Funhouse, The Way It Is, White-Wheeled Limousine > Long Black Veil > The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance > White-Wheeled Limousine
Encore: Rainbow’s Cadillac > Franklin’s Tower > Rainbow’s Cadillac
Comments: Moyes Lucas on drums * denotes dulcimer. Rick Carlisle on piano for Rainbow’s Cadillac.

  01. Intro
» 1.1 MiB - 490 downloads

  02. Neighborhood Watch >
» 2.9 MiB - 451 downloads

  03. Big Rumble >
» 5.1 MiB - 397 downloads

  04. Mandolin Rain
» 4.8 MiB - 478 downloads

  05. The Dreaded Spoon
» 9.5 MiB - 453 downloads

  06. End of the Innocence
» 10.4 MiB - 448 downloads

  07. Life in the Psychotropics
» 4.5 MiB - 436 downloads

  08. Gonna Be Some Changes Made
» 10.1 MiB - 492 downloads

  09. Big Stick
» 7.3 MiB - 416 downloads

  10. I'm Alive
» 6.3 MiB - 503 downloads

  11. Green, Green Rocky Road
» 3.4 MiB - 410 downloads

  12. Valley Road
» 9.0 MiB - 431 downloads

  13. Funhouse
» 8.1 MiB - 387 downloads

  14. The Way It Is
» 13.0 MiB - 410 downloads

  15. White-Wheeled Limousine
» 12.9 MiB - 458 downloads

  16. Rainbow's Cadillac
» 11.0 MiB - 373 downloads

Editorial: is the “fansite” dead?

Let me preface this, please, by saying that I really don’t feel comfortable with with term “fan” (which I associate with “fanatic”), but I’ll accept the question in spirit in which it was intended.

It’s a topic that’s cropped up a couple of times to me lately, and so I thought I’d address it publicly in case anyone else is interested. I’m keen to hear your thoughts also.

As I understand it, the suggestion is that the likes of Facebook, and to a lesser degree Twitter and Reddit, have consumed the “unofficial” websites run for musical artists, sports teams, athletes or other celebrated figures – and to some degree, I’d concur. The community aspect of websites have suffered at some level from the all-powerful social networking. It’s very easy to find like-minded followers of your particular taste – Bruce has over 80,000 of them, which is a decent stadium full of people to share your thoughts with. It’s a simple process to start a conversation, and get the attention your thoughts deserve.

Has the likes of Bruuuce.com seen its day, though?

I’d answer, emphatically, no.

This is where the onus is on the webmaster (another term I hate – technically, it’s a content manager) to find something fresh to keep your attention. There is much to offer besides conversation – more on that later.

Facebook is largely an unmoderated forum, which can present problems. It can also be used as a “closed” community, which is the opposite end of the spectrum. One has no defence against abuse (and sadly it happens, regardless of the topic); the other defeats the object by offering membership by approval only. There’s certainly room for an alternative, and I think the Bruuuce.com Board (and others like it) provides a happy medium.

Instead of looking at Facebook as the enemy, perhaps it should be seen as a partner, even if a begrudging but necessary evil. No doubt several of you found this article through our Bruuuce.com Facebook page, which currently boasts almost 1,200 members. Additionally, each article integrates with the Facebook comment system, which allows any Facebook user to post and share their thoughts with that same audience.

At the risk of becoming a Facebook Lite, you can also use the board to share your concert photos.

Where the “fansite” triumphs over the social sites is in terms of variety of content. Where Facebook promotes engagement, a dedicated website gives a lot more besides. This website alone offers downloadable MP3s, voting polls, a wiki and thirty years of setlists. A typical sports websites (or music) will contain a wealth of editorial articles. And the discussion boards are (barely!) alive and kicking.

Although thankfully not the case with Bruce, Facebook’s offering can sometimes be a sanitised version of what the reader wants. Sports teams in particular offer a whiter-than-white, corporate view that doesn’t stand for any dissenting views.

The original question was put to me by the manager of another music-based website. My message would be to stick with it! The artist, as with Bruce, is creative enough to be consistently adapting their approach. The challenge for his site, as with this one, is to do the same. There is more than enough subject matter to keep it fresh, and Bruuuce.com is blessed with a creative community to keep the material coming.

Far from being put out to pasture, now is as good a time as any to get on board. Have you had your say on the Solo Concerts yet?

Concert writeup: Manteo, June 26 2014

Thanks to Aaron Pritchett for this writeup:

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers Rocking Roanoke Island- Manteo, NC 6/26/14
What a beautiful night and beautiful venue for the OBX (Outer Banks, North Carolina) as Brew-Thru presented it’s opening concert featuring Chess Boxer, The Pat McGee Band and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers.  Roanoke Island Festival Park is a 25 acre island in just off downtown Manteo, NC.
For all of you history buffs, Manteo is known for the Lost Colony-
http://www.outerbanks.org/outerbanks-the-lost-colony/ and for all of you old school TV buffs Manteo was also the home of the late great Andy Griffith!  Manteo is not far from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina- the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse! http://www.nps.gov/caha/historyculture/cape-hatteras-light-station.htm and The Wright Brothers at Jockey Ridge http://www.nps.gov/wrbr/planyourvisit/soaring-100.htm

The venue sits beautifully on Shallow Bag Bay on the Roanoke Sound and contains a wide open grass field for blankets and chairs as they face a stage with a huge glass window overlooking boats on the Sound.  Gates opened at 5PM and the concert began promptly around 5:35-5:45 with Opening Act Chess Boxer consisting of Matt Menefee and Ross Holmes of Chess Boxer! Ross is the newest Noisemaker and previously played with Mumford and Sons and Cadillac Sky.  I was very interested to see what these guys were about and they soon let me know performing an hour and 15 minute set of 99.9% instrumental music and it was mesmerizing and quite incredible.  It gave me time to get to know especially Ross who is a master of the strings and Menefee was quite impressive on the banjo.  These two guys quite comical and and really put on a show interweaving some really cool music together for a very entertaining set!  It would indeed be very interested to see how they would fit in with Bruce, Sonny, JV, JT and the soon to be heard Gibb Droll . . .

At around 7PM the Pat McGee Band took the stage and although I have heard of their music before and especially two  of their well known songs:

Pretty cool band, enjoyed them but of course ready for the Bruce to take the stage!

The venue and the people there were sprawled out across the lawn, it was by no means sold out but there were a lot of people there.  The first two previous concerts most people remained seated, but as they made the set change for the Bruce and the Noisemakers I along with hundreds of others made our way right to the stage and this is where I would spend the next 2 1/2 hours enjoying the closest I have ever been in this very beautiful and intimate venue!  As Bruce and the Noisemakers took the stage the crown erupted and let me tell you Bruce and the Noisemakers were on top of their game and ready to bring a show that hadn’t been heard like this before on the Outer Banks!  Here is the set list for the show-

Setlist 6/26/14

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers- Manteo, NC (Roanoke Roanoke Island Festival Park)

What a Time
The Dreaded Spoon
Great Divide
Beach Music Tease
Life in the Psycho Tropics
Mandolin Rain>That Would Be Something
Line in the Dust
Tango King
*MIA -New song debut on Dulcimer
*Just a Tipping- New song debut on Dulcimer
Valley Road
Prairie Dog Town>Drop It Like It’s Hot!
Big Stick
Swan Song
Spider Fingers
The Way It Is
Rainbow’s Cadillac
The End of the Innocence

What a killer show!  Bruce teased that the last time he had been in the OBX for a show was for some JAYCEE Banquet back in the 70’s early 80’s so he referenced a little Beach Music tease after an awesome 3 song set of What a Time, The Dreaded Spoon, and Great Divide-  all powerful songs showcasing all the members of the Noisemakers and especially Gibb Droll who really stood out in my mind as one bad ass guitar player who really can groove and bring a lot to Bruce’s already witty, creative music style!  Bruce and Gibb really traded riffs all night and blended nicely!  Ross was impressive too, but at times it looked as though he was still trying to find his niche/role in some of the songs- but he didn’t disappoint and trade a few licks mimicking Bruce on the keys and Sonny on the Drums!  Menefee joined in as well on a few songs and Bruce did a great job of featuring the three new members prominently as well as showing off their cohesiveness and uniquenes they collectively bring to the Noisemakers!  JV, Sonny, and JT were as tight as ever and put on one incredible display of talent!  They haven’t missed a beat and put on well hell of a show, I think even surprising some of the newcomers, tourists, locals and those who were used to the Bruce Record Albums!  It was party all night and Bruce and the Noisemakers really enjoyed putting on a show for Manteo, NC!  Of all the songs my favorites and the ones that stood out for me were Tango King- a real jamming song especially for the beach, MIA and Just a Tipping *brand new songs in the Dulcimer set that Bruce and the gang produced just in the last two weeks and debuted them here first- really catchy especially the Tipping song about tipping waiters/waitresses!  The whole Dulcimer set was awesome and Bruce even eluded that his most creative form of music and new ideas has come with jamming with the Dulcimer, Spoons/Washboard (Sonny) and Ross (Fiddle) as of late and didn’t rule out a Dulcimer album in the near future!  He teased the Planes 2 contribution, the new Solo album in Sept,, Spike Lee Soundtrack, Bobby Weir and Metheny Tour and SKBSTD! Prairie Dog Town was SICK and BH doled out a little Drop It Like It’s Hot (Snoop Dog)

Big Stick was rocking,  Spider Fingers really got the crowd up and attem and Rainbow’s Cadillac was the climax of the show!  He of course had to calm the crowd down and close out the night with End of the Innocence, but all in all a very powerful show and can honestly say that they really enjoyed every minute of playing on Roanoke Island and for the people of the OBX!  Bruce as always poured his heart and sole in the entire show and I was very fortunate to be a part of this special night in North Carolina!

Thanks from TWLOHA

This past week I received this lovely e-mail from TWLOHA, and wanted to pass on their thanks:

Hi Si –

To Write Love On Her Arms

To Write Love On Her Arms

Hope this message finds you well.  My name is Bryan, I am the Director of Corporate and College Partnerships at TWLOHA.

I am so incredibly moved by your fundraising efforts and donations made to TWLOHA through some of our very active college supporters.

I organized the conference that you helped send 3 Boston College students to, and I can’t begin to tell you how much the weekend moved and inspired them to continue making a difference on behalf of TWLOHA in their own campus communities.  You can check out a recap of the conference by clicking here.

Sam Brown, the student from Eastern Florida State College, who received the $500 donation as part of our National Suicide Prevention Week Campaign was very moved.  Thank you for contributing to the campaign as well.  All proceeds are being invested directly into treatment and recovery programs as well as providing scholarships for those that cannot afford counseling.

You can read all about the campaign titled, No One Else Can Play Your part, here.

I’d love to know how you first heard of us and what moved you to get involved.

Thank you again for all the incredible support and your generosity. You’ve helped change many lives.

With Hope,

Bryan

The Bruuuce.com ice bucket challenge

Before I get into this, I just want to point you to Caitlin Reagan’s writing. Many of you donated to the ALS Association in Melissa’s name – Caitlin is her daughter, and her writing on ALS (and a range of other topics) is inspirational. You can find her at ReaganEyes.

As for the ice bucket challenge…

I’m heartened that ALS is being brought to the attention of the world, but also a bit dismayed that a lot of ice is being thrown around with no mention of the original point.

Please remember the reason… and here’s my contribution. (more…)

Thanks from the ALS Association

Si’s note – I received this in relation to a personal donation, but it also refers to the entire 20 Days project and the wonderful donations you made. Elsewhere, I’ve also mentioned our answer to the ice bucket challenge, and the writing of Caitlyn Reagan, whose mother Melissa inspired so many of your donations.

Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge

Dear Mr Twining,

The fight against ALS isn’t the same today.

You changed it. Because of your generous contribution, The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter continues to empower and support he nearly 600 families across the region that are currently battling this devastating disease. Your gift will have a powerful impact on their lives and the day-to-day challenges that they face. And for that, your kindness is deeply appreciated.

Thanks to you, these families will continue top benefit from medical equipment, assistive technology, clinic and home visits, support groups, respite care, and transportation assistance – all free of charge – and coordinated through the Chapter funded Care Services program.

The difference between a good organization and a great one is the support of its friends On behalf of the Chapter’s trustees, staff, and the families we serve, thank you for partnering with us in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease. If you have any questions, I can be reached directly at XXX.XXX.XXXX. I would love to hear from you.

Once again, thank you for your generosity. The success of our organization is built on your support. We couldn’t do it without you.

Sincerely,

Judy Taylor
Executive Director

Thanks from the Merlin Centre

Merlin Centre

The Merlin Centre, Cornwall, UK

A very big THANK YOU

Thank you very much for your continued support of the Merlin MS Centre, with your generous donations of £200 + £1298.00, received in June and July from your Just Giving Fundraising.

As you are aware, the Merlin MS Centre provides comprehensive help to people with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions in Cornwall.

This work has been made possible by donations from thoughtful people like you.

In 2014, alongside our therapies, access to social and emotional support and subsidised transport, we are able for the first time to provide daily respite care at the centre. This new service offers the centre users activities and outings, a place to socialise and gives time for their carers to relax.

As we grow and provide more services to a greater number of people the cost of running the centre and subsidising its therapies rises. This year we need £320,000 to help our clients.  We receive no financial support from the Government and therefore rely entirely on fundraising, grants and community support.

Once again, thank you Mr Twining, for your continued generosity and help.

Yours Sincerely,

 

Loraine Long

Centre Manager

(Si’s note: with Gift Aid, the total makes almost £2,000).

Solo Concerts release

Bruce’s highly-acclaimed double-CD release of solo concert piano performances.

Download: w/the Range, Roanoke, VA .. October 8 1988

23-1400273356-3bff69d73562839e451665769f3c379dHow’s this for a Throwback Thursday… Bruce Hornsby and the Range from Roanoke, Virginia – 26 years ago!

Some choice covers Leon Russell covers here – can’t say I’d ever heard Sweet Home Oklahoma before. Some old favourites too, with John Molo and George Marinelli in rare form.

Many thanks to darkstar833 for sharing this show on etree in lossless format.

There are a couple of minor interruptions – this was recorded in the days of switching cassettes!

The full setlist:

10/08/88 Roanoke Civic Auditorium – Roanoke, VA
Look Out Any Window, Jacob’s Ladder, The Long Race, Mandolin Rain, Old Playground, Red Plains > I Know You Rider, The Road Not Taken, Every Little Kiss, Till the Dreaming’s Done, On the Western Skyline > Not Fade Away, The Weight, Down the Road Tonight, The Way It Is, Valley Road, Wild Frontier, Defenders of the Flag, Mighty Quinn > Idol With the Golden Head > Youngblood > I’ll Take You There > Home Sweet Oklahoma > Mighty Quinn

  01. Look Out Any Window
» 5.7 MiB - 395 downloads

  02. Jacob's Ladder
» 7.4 MiB - 298 downloads

  03. The Long Race
» 5.8 MiB - 302 downloads

  04. Chatter
» 2.4 MiB - 262 downloads

  05. Mandolin Rain
» 7.1 MiB - 328 downloads

  06. The Old Playground
» 5.9 MiB - 270 downloads

  07. The Red Plains
» 8.7 MiB - 284 downloads

  08. I Know You Rider
» 4.3 MiB - 280 downloads

  09. The Road Not Taken
» 10.2 MiB - 325 downloads

  10. Every LIttle Kiss
» 5.9 MiB - 303 downloads

  11. Till the Dreaming's Done
» 5.9 MiB - 318 downloads

  12. On the Western Skyline
» 6.2 MiB - 278 downloads

  13. Not Fade Away
» 5.8 MiB - 281 downloads

  14. The Weight
» 4.9 MiB - 296 downloads

  15. Down the Road Tonight
» 8.8 MiB - 301 downloads

  16, The Way It Is
» 11.3 MiB - 298 downloads

  17. Valley Road
» 6.7 MiB - 285 downloads

  18. The Wild Frontier
» 5.0 MiB - 278 downloads

  19. Defenders of the Flag
» 6.0 MiB - 269 downloads

  20. Mighty Quinn > Idol With the Golden Head > Youngblood > I'll Take You There > Home Sweet Oklahoma > MIghty Quinn
» 9.4 MiB - 312 downloads

New CD pre-order link

Exciting news – “Bruce Hornsby – solo concerts” is now available for pre-order, with Bruce’s team today confirming a release date of August 25.

Solo concerts CD coverYou can purchase via Amazon and get it on release day.

The full track listing is:

Disc 1:

1. Entrance 0:32
2. Song E (Hymn in EB) 2:00
3. Preacher In The Ring Part 1 / Variation II (Webern) / Caténaires (Carter) Excerpt 7:10
4. Life In The Psychotropics 3:38
5. Piano Concerto (Schoenberg) Excerpt 1:25
6. Might As Well Be Me 6:13
7. Continents Drift 6:21
8. Valley Road 5:47
9. Caténaires (Carter) 4:05
10. Where No One’s Mad 3:39
11. Where’s The Bat 3:37

Disc 2:

1. Sticks And Stones 3:59
2. Invisible 4:09
3. Gavotte (Schoenberg) & Variations 3:26
4. Paperboy 3:04
5. 20/20 Vision / Night On The Town 10:43
6. Arc de Terre 1:49
7. La Grive Musicienne (Messiaen) Excerpt / Camp Meeting 4:50
8. Mandolin Rain 7:00
9. Etude 5 (Ligeti) 3:51
10. Here We Are Again 4:48

The official word is at www.brucehornsby.com.

Predict the World Cup game and win $25 at Amazon!

It's your national coach

It’s your national coach

As a thank you for yesterday’s Daily Dose Day, and as a means to drum up American interest in the World Cup if it kills me, here’s a contest carried over from yesterday.

You have until 4pm EST (kick-off time) to predict the result of the USA v Belgium game. If it’s a draw after 90 minutes, it goes to extra time to find a winner, so I’ll need the score after extra time. Put simply: I want to know the winner, and the score.

Not knowing (or caring) about proper football is no excuse – you have a free chance to win a $25 gift card at Amazon!

If more than one person gets the score, we’ll go with the first person who gave me the correct score.

E-mail Si with your pick!

This contest is open until 4pm EST.

Your questions for… Si?!

I’ve not forgotten this.. A.J. on the Board threw down a challenge for me to answer some questions, and suggest I left it for the 20 Days project. I’ve been a little preoccupied, but now I’m sitting down to answer them on about two hours sleep in as many days, so this should be entertaining… (more…)

Download: Black Mountain, NC .. June 27 2014

Pisgah Brewery

Pisgah Brewery

The Biltmore won’t take Bruce any more, as the crowd is “too rowdy”(!)… so he moved a few miles up the road last Friday to perform at the Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain.

Several members of the Bruuuce.com Board were in attendance for a great night, and the “new” Noisemakers were impressive indeed. You can hear Ross Holmes (fiddle and mandolin) and Gibb Droll (guitar) take to the varied setlist with ease.

This is now the whole show for download. Hope you enjoy it!

Grateful thanks to Cliff Lawless for the wonderful taping, and for getting it to us so quickly.

  01. Country Doctor
» 8.1 MiB - 785 downloads

  02. Banter
» 1.0 MiB - 576 downloads

  03. Preacher in the Ring part I
» 5.0 MiB - 511 downloads

  04. Preacher in the Ring part II
» 6.9 MiB - 588 downloads

  05. Life in the Psychotropics
» 4.6 MiB - 587 downloads

  06. This Too Shall Pass
» 7.9 MiB - 539 downloads

  07. Pete and Manny > Barcelona Mona
» 8.4 MiB - 375 downloads

  08. Banter
» 1.8 MiB - 542 downloads

  09. Jacob's Ladder > Cartoons and Candy
» 9.3 MiB - 629 downloads

  10. M.I.A.
» 5.1 MiB - 541 downloads

  11. I Truly Understand
» 3.5 MiB - 553 downloads

  12. Valley Road
» 7.8 MiB - 559 downloads

  13. Sunflower Cat > Lot to Laugh, Train to Cry
» 11.3 MiB - 609 downloads

  14. The Way It Is
» 9.7 MiB - 588 downloads

  15. Banter
» 1.6 MiB - 488 downloads

  16. White-Wheeled Limousine
» 11.2 MiB - 514 downloads

  17. Encore break
» 3.7 MiB - 477 downloads

  18. Fortunate Son
» 4.9 MiB - 361 downloads

Win a signed Ricky Skaggs package!

Ricky Skaggs signed package

Ricky Skaggs signed package

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Ricky Skaggs.

And he’s generously donated to Daily Dose Day 6 with the enclosed package – a large, nicely signed photo, some keyrings and a fridge magnet.

I’ll add to that by throwing in any of Ricky’s releases on Amazon, up to a value of $20.

To stand a chance of winning, contact Si with the answer to the following question:

Name the bluegrass artist who has played in both Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers.

E-mail Si with your answer before 6pm EST and we’ll announce the winner later on!

Today’s downloads

Here are all the downloads that we published on Daily Dose Day. Don’t forget the Portland 2011 concert and last Friday’s show at Black Mountain, NC as well!

We’re leaving them up for a few days, and will continue to gratefully accept your kind donations, however large or small, for that period.

  01. Cruise Control
» 8.7 MiB - 507 downloads
George, WA
July 26 1996

  02. Barren Ground
» 6.0 MiB - 349 downloads
Saratoga, CA
September 18 2011
w/Shawn Colvin

  03. Lost Soul
» 6.7 MiB - 343 downloads
Saratoga, CA
September 18 2011
w/Shawn Colvin

  04. Mighty Quinn
» 5.6 MiB - 611 downloads
Englewood, CO
July 20 1996
w/Giovanni Hidalgo

  05. Cyclone
» 6.5 MiB - 571 downloads
Vienna, VA
August 10 2013
w/Nick Emory

  06. Great Divide
» 10.1 MiB - 459 downloads
Telluride, CO
June 23 1012
w/Chris Thile

  07. Jacob's Ladder > Cartoons and Candy
» 10.6 MiB - 524 downloads
Telluride, CO
June 23 1012
w/Chris Thile, Bela Fleck and Sam Bush

  08. Superfreak
» 2.7 MiB - 310 downloads
Oakland, CA
April 2 2012

  09. The Red Plains
» 7.3 MiB - 550 downloads
Charlottesville, VA
August 7 2011
w/Bela Fleck

  10. White-Wheeled Limousine > Long Black Veil
» 9.8 MiB - 339 downloads
Chillicothe, IL
May 20 2011
w/Jimmy Herring, Bela Fleck, Jerod White

  11. Spider Fingers > Sex Machine > Mississipi Half Step > Tempus Fugit > Tighten Up
» 17.2 MiB - 405 downloads
St. Louis, MO
July 17 1996

  12. Rainbow's Cadillac
» 7.7 MiB - 284 downloads
Hampton Beach, NH
August 22 1995

  13. He Stopped Loving Her Today > The Grand Tour
» 9.4 MiB - 383 downloads
Picked by Bruce from his archive

  14. The Way It Is
» 10.2 MiB - 502 downloads
Providence, RI
February 25 1996
w/Kofi Burbridge

  15. Dreamland
» 9.2 MiB - 486 downloads
Vienna, VA
August 24 2006
w/R.S. Hornsby

  16. Sugaree > Pastures of Plenty
» 18.1 MiB - 419 downloads
Columbus, OH
July 15 1996

  17, Go Back To Your Woods
» 6.8 MiB - 274 downloads
Asheville, NC
August 11 2011

  18. Fields of Gray > Under the Boardwalk
» 8.1 MiB - 504 downloads
Pittsburgh, PA
May 17 1996

  19. Too Much Monkey Business
» 5.7 MiB - 450 downloads
Oakland, CA
March 31 2012
w/Bob Weir

  20. Harbor Lights
» 8.7 MiB - 280 downloads
North Tonawanda, NY
August 29 1995

  21. Mandolin Rain
» 7.8 MiB - 298 downloads
Charlottesville, VA
August 7 2011
w/Bela Fleck

  22. End of the Innocence
» 6.2 MiB - 310 downloads
Santa Barbara, CA
September 15 1999
w/Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin

  23. Down the Road Tonight
» 5.3 MiB - 273 downloads
Santa Barbara, CA
September 15 1999
w/Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin

  24. Spider Fingers
» 10.9 MiB - 491 downloads
Picked by Bruce from his archive

  25. End of the Innocence
» 18.2 MiB - 419 downloads
Picked by Bruce from his archive

  26. Standing on the Moon
» 12.6 MiB - 415 downloads
Wilkes Barre, PA
November 2 1012
Picked by Bruce from his archive

  27. Jack Straw
» 11.5 MiB - 466 downloads
Mohawk, NY
September 4 2011
w/Bob Weir

  28. The Road Not Taken
» 13.2 MiB - 324 downloads
Culpepper, VA
May 4 2013
Picked by Bruce from his archive

  29. I Can't Make You Love Me
» 9.5 MiB - 311 downloads
Picked by Bruce from his archive

Huge news: how you’ve helped TWLOHA today

TWLOHA summer conference

TWLOHA conference

I wanted to jump straight into action with your donations, which continue to come in, and already have some wonderful news.

TWLOHA have set up different stations (or “chapters”) in colleges and universities around the USA. They’re helping to get immediate, specialist care to young adults who are vulnerable to self-harm, addiction, depression or suicide.

Here is a tangible, immediate outcome from your generosity in the last three weeks: you have just paid for three students from Boston to attend a three-day TWLOHA conference, to train them further on giving urgent care to their peers.

Headed by Cassidy Gallegos, Boston students have been seeking funds for TWLOHA to train three student volunteers.

This morning I was in the very privileged position to go shopping on your behalf, and the charity now have your money. Cassidy was picked out of a host of fundraisers – she did not request any travel costs, nor any accommodation, but solely the costs for the conference to train three people.

You gave them that. The money was transferred straight from your donations to the charity this morning to fund their attendance at the conference.

We’ve received a message from Cassidy this afternoon, who says, “We are so honored and humbled by your amazing contribution. Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!”

I’ve thanked you for the very real difference that your donations are helping to make, and this is one example. Once again, my gratitude for your kindness, and for trusting me with your money. If even one small gesture from one of those students helps a person, then it could make a huge impact on someone’s life, and let them know that they matter.

You can read more on the TWLOHA conference that you’ve just helped to fund, or find about more about the University chapters in this brief video:

Stay tuned for Daily Dose Day next Monday, June 30…

 

The Bruuuce.com 2014 survey – win DVDs

Do you have ten minutes please?

DVD package to win

DVD package to win

I’d really appreciate if you’d take a little time to complete this survey, to tell us a bit about yourself and your musical preferences, whether it’s to do with Bruce, other bands or your favourites.

Then when we have enough votes, we’ll give you the story of the “typical” Bruce fan!

One participant, drawn at random, will win a Bruce Hornsby DVD pack, including Red Hook Summer, Kobe Doin’ Work, World’s Greatest Dad and Bruce Hornsby and the Range: A Night on the Town… all featuring Bruce’s work, and even Bruce himself in an acting role!

We’ve acquired another to add to the package… a rare 1982 movie featuring two of Bruce’s early songs for 20th Cenuiry Fox.

Thank you very much.

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Thank you.

Si’s note: we’ve followed this up with a quick 10 minute podcast.

The last 20 days have pretty exhausting on a number of levels, but once again you guys have seen it through and made it an extremely rewarding venture. Your kindness and support is appreciated so much, and I look forward to reporting back on the positive differences that you’re helping to make.

As the 20th concert goes up for download, I’m really very proud to be a part of a community who has so readily and generously helped three charities, to such tremendous effect.

Daily Dose Day June 30

Daily Dose Day – June 30

Some of you know that I was a little nervous about doing this, partly because of the economic situation and because it had been some time since we’d done anything similar. I thought that a goal of $1,000 was very optimistic, but would make a statement that with enough hard work, we might be able to run a successful project.

20 days later, and we’ve almost tripled that amount.

Selfishly, I’ve seen people very dear to me suffer from mental health problems and ALS. and seen the benefits of Multiple Sclerosis care. So it’s easy for me to say that they’re worthy causes. You guys have put your hands in your pockets, though – emphatically. It can be a lonely time typing away at a keyboard, but it’s clear that I’m not talking to myself… and I want to thank you all very much for your help.

If you’ve enjoyed the last twenty days and you’d like to donate, the links are listed below.

A number of you have asked what’s happening with the Paypal donations. What I’d like to do is to find someone who is running a similar online venture, donate a handsome amount anonymously, sit back, and smile. I’ll let you all know which one I picked. Please feel free to suggest one, but please note that it would need to be raising funds for one of our nominated charities. Please e-mail Si with any suggestions.

It doesn’t end here, though. Our one remaining big event is next Monday (June 30)’s Daily Dose Day – 24 hours of downloads around the clock, with more giveaways. Bruce has provided a number of “doses” from his own personal archive. I’ve heard them, and let’s just say that I like his taste! If you’d like to be e-mailed a reminder, please just complete the newsletter subscription form in the left margin. Takes ten seconds.

But for now, you have all twenty downloads from Yoshi’s available. As well as that, you’ve had countless other treats:

If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve heard over the last 20 days, please consider a donation, however small, to one of our nominated causes.

To make a donation:

  • Use FirstGiving to donate to the ALS Association (DC, MC and VA Chapter)
  • Use JustGiving to donate to the Merlin Centre for Multiple Sclerosis care
  • Use the Paypal buttons on the site to donate to your choice of cause or TWLOHA, a mental health charity

Again, thank you all very much for your kindness and support.

– Si Twining.