Phone chat with Bruce .. May 2012

Every so often, Si gets a chance to sit down for a chat with Bruce Hornsby, records it and publishes on the pages of

May 24 2012 was one such day, and for an hour or so, a wide range of topics was covered.

You can download the results below – feel free to share them around, or link from your various social media pages…

Thanks to Bruce for taking time out of a ridiculously busy schedule (as you’ll hear).

Amongst the topics covered:

  • what’s happening with the musical
  • Red Hook Summer, and plans for the soundtrack
  • other current projects and new songs he’s working on
  • solo shows versus band shows
  • modern classical music
  • “owing” the audience
  • “winging it”
  • how the original records compare with today
  • his sons’ influence on his music, and their take on those songs today
  • the live downloads
  • his taping policy and his own back catalog of his shows
  • potential supergroup collaborations
  • his typical schedule in a day
  • and plenty more.

You can download it by right-clicking on the link below. Please enjoy it, and any feedback is most welcome!

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An hour-long chat with Bruce. He discusses the musical, the Red Hook Summer soundtrack, the live downloads, current projects and a lot more. It also features the performance of The Way It Is which is discussed midway through, from Jazzfest in New Orleans in May 2012.
Recorded on May 24 2012.

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Alicia Holmes May 25, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I truly enjoyed the podcast and who love for them to be conducted more often so that fans can hear personally from the source his thoughts and plans. I guessed the song!!!!! on the website before hearing his answers. Thanks for this wonderful exchange of information. Loved it!

Richard Hart May 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm

I absolutely loved the interview.
Thank you very sincerely for having done it and for making it available for download.

Ed May 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Excellent interview Si. Thanks for making it happen. Super enjoyable!

Jon May 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I always thought that “Circus On The Moon” was autobiographical from the many “not hit” musical journeys Bruce has taken. Now I’m less likely to feel that the band would enjoy playing it as a redemption song (but I love it). Also interesting to hear the fear of staying well on the road. They may think I’m a stalker when I show up 6-8 hours before a show, but I just like to get the navigation out of the way, and I never want to miss a show because of travel glitches! Thanks for the time machine.

A.J. May 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Excellent Job Si. Always enjoy getting “Let in”

Keep up the good work

Vivien June 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

This was an awesome interview! I love hearing Bruce so chilled and laid back. How great that you get to talk with him. I can’t wait for his new albums to come out. And I hope he doesn’t stop putting up live shows for download!

Greg July 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Thank’s si! I enjoyed this! can’t wait to see Bruce in Sept. and see red hook summer!-

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