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Absolute Zero release

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Bruce’s upcoming release, Absolute Zero, is scheduled for an April 12 release. You can buy it now. We have a ton of coverage leading up

Funhouse Festival

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Bruce curates the first Funhouse Festival in Williamsburg, hosting friends and artists who have collaborated over the years. Guests include Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Colvin, Steve

Fare Thee Well shows

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Bruce joins Try Anastasio, Jeff Chimenti and most of the remaining Grateful Dead members for their official farewell, coinciding with their 50th anniversary. Over 360,000

Miami Student Orchestra

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Bruce and co perform a memorable set with the Miami Student Orchestra. You can download the whole performance here.

Rehab Reunion release

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The sixth record credited to the Noisemakers, this one features no piano and plenty of dulcimer. Mavis Staples and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon contribute vocals

Third Grammy

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Teaming up with Branford Marsalis again nets a third Grammy, this time for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Barcelona Mona”.

Second Grammy

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Bruce and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band pick up a Grammy for their bluegrass version of Valley Road, beating out Alison Krauss and Bill Monroe.

Millennium Bash

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In his hometown of Williamsburg, VA Bruce and his band present a concert to see in the new millennium. A three hour show runs past

Bride of the Noisemakers live CDs

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Eleven years after the first live double CD comes the second one. “Bride” showcases 25 songs recorded over three years and featuring songs as far

Cluck Ol’ Hen release

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Following up 2007’s collaborative CD, Bruce and Ricky Skaggs team up again for this live CD, delving into traditional bluegrass songs throughout. Here’s Uncle Pen.

Solo Concerts release

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Bruce’s first outing with Vanguard Record was this highly-acclaimed double-CD release of solo concert piano performances. The 21 tracks are taken from solo concerts performed in

Yoshi’s run

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Bruce commences a twenty-show run of solo and band shows at the Oakland, CA-based Yoshi’s jazz club, playing afternoons and evenings, and featuring guests such

Bruce Hornsby & Friends

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PBS TV special with special guests at the Manhattan Center, New York on October 27, 1995. Bob Weir joins the group for Jack Straw, and

Here Come the Noisemakers release

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Bruce’s band are named, coinciding with the first live release… a double CD entitled “Here Come the Noisemakers”. The record title (and subsequent band name)

Two Rooms

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“Madman Across the Water” was released on the Elton John tribute “Two Rooms”, making it the last recorded work by Bruce Hornsby and the Range.

Spirit Trail release

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Bruce’s sixth record is his first double release. Weighing in at over ninety minutes, it is considered by many to be his finest work to

Copenhagen bar

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Bruce’s solo tour of Europe includes a surprise as he gatecrashes his own tribute band’s act in Copenhagen and storms the stage mid-Cruise Control. He

Levitate release

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A switch to Verve Records gives us several highlights: an extended solo from R.S.Hornsby (who the record is dedicated to), more from Eric Clapton, a

Madison Square Garden

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Madison Square Garden hosts Bruce’s first show as a regular member of the Grateful Dead, as part of a run of shows at the Garden.

Sensitive Ones

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Along with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, David Lindley and Wally Ingram, some of the world’s finest songwriters take to the road for two

Halcyon Days release

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After nineteen years with RCA, Bruce releases his first on Columbia Records . It features the invasion of the Brits: Eric Clapton, Sting and Sir

Camp Meeting release

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A second release in five months, and Bruce’s tenth studio album. Recorded with Jack Dejohnette and Christian McBride as “The Bruce Hornsby Trio”, they toured

Two Bruces

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Bruce is joined on stage in Red Bank, NJ by the “other” Bruce for “Cadillac Ranch” as an encore. You can here it here:

Three Nights on the Town release

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Bruce and the Noisemakers performed a trio of concerts at New York City’s Town Hall, The Blue Note and the Zankel at Carnegie Hall (solo

Intersections

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A challenge to document an incredible body of work is met as “Intersections” is released – four CDs and a DVD of studio and live

Hot House release

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Bruce’s fifth record, Hot House, features Jerry Garcia’s last ever recorded work, as he closes the record with a solo on Cruise Control. Also Jimmy

Big Swing Face release

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The seventh studio record, the final RCA release, and a complete departure from previous ventures. Almost no piano at all, it relies on electronics and

Telluride debut

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First appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, playing with Mark O’Connor, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Paul Brady and the New Grass Revival. Listen to some

Grateful Dead tenure

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After earlier opening for the Grateful Dead with the Range, Bruce makes the first of over one hundred appearances with the Grateful Dead, sitting in on

A Night on the Town release

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Peter Harris leaves, with the Range remaining as four. By this time, though, Shaun Murphy (now of Little Feat) and Laura Creamer were providing background vocals. This was the final

The Other Ones

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As a part of the Furthur festivals, Bruce starts a two year stint as a part of the Other Ones with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh,

The Way It Is release

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The debut album is released, producing three top twenty hits – Mandolin Rain (#4), Every Little Kiss (#14) and the worldwide hit The Way It

End of the Innocence

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Another collaboration, this time with Don Henley, gives us “End of the Innocence”, a timeless classic still synonymous with both artists thirty years later. The

Scenes from the Southside release

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The second record produces another top five hit with The Valley Road. “The Show Goes On” also brings notable success as the title track for

Kobe Doin’ Work

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Spike Lee stops Bruce in the bathroom at an NBA game and persuades him to write the score for a documentary that he’s directing about

Deadicated

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Bruce and the Range record “Jack Straw” for the “Deadicated” Grateful Dead tribute album. Bruce was part of the Octane Kids with brother Bobby in 1974, primarily a

Harbor Lights release

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Bruce employs a jazzier feel and extended instrumentals on his latest record. Newly sons Russell and Keith influence “Fields of Gray” (and feature in the

Creative Music Program

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Bruce returns to the University of Miami, this time to start his own creative music program. He, J.V.Collier and Sonny Emory all perform master classes

Final Grateful Dead show

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Bruce’s final listed show as a regular member of the Grateful Dead at the Palace in Auburn Hills, MI. You can listen to it at

Ricky Skaggs record

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After being discussed for years, a bluegrass record with Ricky Skaggs tops the bluegrass charts and kickstarts yet another collaborative tour, this time with Kentucky

Cal Ripken national anthem

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Bruce and Branford Marsalis gave a moving rendition of the national anthem on the 20th Anniversary of Cal Ripken’s 2,131st Consecutive Game. Thanks to Aaron

Senior recital

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Senior recital at University of Miami, FL. Listen to a clip here.

First Grammy win

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First Grammy win for Best New Artist. Ron Herbert has put together some YouTube videos documenting the local coverage:  

NBA All-Star Game

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The Other Ones release a live album featuring Bruce with Weir, Lesh, Hart and Steve Kimock, and former Range-r John Molo. Included are reworked versions

The Strange Remain

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The Other Ones release a live album “The Strange Remain”, featuring Bruce with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Steve Kimock, along with former Range-r

World’s Greatest Dad

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Several of Bruce’s songs are used in an independent movie starring Robin Williams. It causes Bruce to make a cameo appearance playing Mandolin Rain. Bruce’s

SCKBSTD musical

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World premiere of the musical co-written with childhood friend Chip Dematteo. Running until February 6, it was hosted by the Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk,

Greatest Radio Hits release

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The final release on RCA is a chronological look at the first seventeen year, including some live unreleased material and a song co-written with Robbie

The Range is formed

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The Range forms, comprising: Bruce Hornsby John Molo (drums) George Marinelli (guitar) David Mansfield (guitar, mandolin, violin) Joe Puerta (bass)

Octane Kids

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Bruce is part of the Octane Kids with brother Bobby, primarily a Grateful Dead tribute band based in Virginia.