Some rare Bruce Hornsby tracks – covers and singles

Bruce Hornsby music and covers are everywhere! Thanks to our partnership with iTunes, we can now offer some rare tracks up for download for the first time. Each link will take you straight to the iTunes, where you can listen to a clip and buy the ones which grab your attention instantly. Which are your favourites?

Bb Dylan Under the Red Sky Guest appearances:

Bruce sitting in on other artists’ records:

Two Kinds of Love – Stevie Nicks & Bruce Hornsby (piano, 1989)

Star-Spangled Banner  – Branford Marsalis & Bruce Hornsby (piano, 1994)

Something to Believe In – Clannad (piano and vocals, 1987)

Old Antone’s – Huey Lewis & The News (accordion and vocals, 1988)

(Got to Keep) Open – Crosby, Stills & Nash (1990)

I’m Seventeen (Single Version) – Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers (piano, 1990)

I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt (piano, 1991)

Piano Fighter – Warren Zevon (1995)

Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse – Warren Zevon (1995)

Rock & Bird – Cowboy Junkies (1990)

Born In Time – Bob Dylan (piano, 1990)

T.V. Talkin’ Song – Bob Dylan (piano, 1990)

More Luv – Béla Fleck & The Flecktones (piano and vocals, 1995)

Thing Called Love (Live) – Bonnie Raitt (accordion and vocals, 1995)

Down the Road – Mickey Hart (accordion and vocals, 1996)

King Harvest – Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers (2007)

Day of the Dead – w/DeYarmond Edison (2016)


Don Henley Bruce Hornsby End of the Innocence Single tracks:

Bruce’s music on other artists’ projects:

Go Back to Your Woods – Robbie Robertson (piano and vocals, 1991)

Set Me In Motion – Bruce Hornsby & The Range (Backdraft soundtrack, 1991)

White-Wheeled Limousine – Rob Wasserman and Branford Marsalis (1991)

The Valley Road – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (piano and vocals, 1989)

Crown of Jewels – Randy Scruggs (piano and vocals, 1998)

End of the Innocence  – Don Henley & Bruce Hornsby (piano, 1991)

Shadowland – Bruce Hornsby (Bamboozled soundtrack, piano and vocals, 2001)

Love Me Still – Chaka Khan (Clockers soundtrack, piano, 1996)

The Dirty Ground (feat. Bruce Hornsby) – Jack DeJohnette (piano and vocals, 2012)

Born in Chicago (feat. Eryn Allen Kane and Sasha Go Hard) – w/the Noisemakers (piano and vocals, 2015)


Huey Lewis Jacob's Ladder Bruce Hornsby music covered by others:

Other artists performing Bruce’s songs:

Mandolin Rain – Quietdrive (2011)

Jacob’s Ladder – Huey Lewis & The News (1986)

King of the Hill – Greensky Bluegrass (2010)

Every Little Kiss – Sara Evans (2000)

Valley Road – Tangled Roots (2006)

Changes – 2Pac (1998)

Look Out Any Window – Billy Davidson (2011)

End of the Innocence – Pat McGee (2011)

Rainbow’s Cadillac – Jerry Granelli (1995)

On the Western Skyline – Doug Kwartler (2007)

I Will Walk With You – Loretta Ricketts (2009)

Things’ll Never Change – E-40 (2006)

Barren Ground – Daryl Braithwaite (1993)

Fields of Gray – Melissa Gibson (2005)

Nobody There But Me – Chris Jones (1999)


Other artists’ songs that Bruce covers:

Other artists’ songs which you’ll hear Bruce play at his concerts – here are the originals:

Jack Straw – Grateful Dead (1972)

Green, Green Rocky Road – Dave Van Ronk (2013)

Super Freak (12″ Version) – Rick James (1981)

Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd (1979)

Linin’ Track – Lead Belly (1969)

How Far Am I from Canaan? – Sam Cooke (1965)

20/20 Vision – Ronnie Milsap (1976)

Long Black Veil – Johnny Cash (2003)

The Grand Tour – George Jones (1974)

Darling Be Home Soon – The Lovin’ Spoonful (1967)

Havin’ a Party – The Supremes (1965)

Sad Mood – Sam Cooke (1960)

The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel (1972)

We’ll Sing in the Sunshine – Gale Garnett (1964)

Black Muddy River – Grateful Dead (1987)

That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) – Louis Armstrong & Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra & Chorus

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band (1969)

There Is a Mountain (Single Version) – Donovan (1969)

I’m Alive – Jackson Browne (1993)

Big Rock Candy Mountain – Harry McClintock

It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – Bob Dylan (1965)

Jack of Diamonds – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (1976)

Blackberry Blossom – Charlie Higgins (2007)

That Would Be Something – Paul McCartney (1970)

Big Boss Man – Jimmy Reed (1960)

Working In the Coal Mine – Lee Dorsey (1966)

When I Paint My Masterpiece – Bob Dylan (1971)

Tempus Fugit – Bud Powell (1949)

Un Poco Loco – Bud Powell (1951)

Madman Across the Water – Elton John (1971)

Man Smart Woman Smarter – King Radio (1936)

Iko Iko – The Dixie Cups (1964)


Movies that Bruce Hornsby’s music (or Bruce!) has appeared in:

Bruce on film:

World’s Greatest Dad – Bobcat Goldthwait (Robin Williams, 2009)

Backdraft – Ron Howard (Kurt Russell, 1991)

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus – Spike Lee (2015)

Red Hook Summer – Spike Lee (2012)

Planes: Fire & Rescue – Bobs Gannaway (2014)

Tin Cup (Kevin Costner, 2006)

Oldboy – Spike Lee (2013 – Bruce wrote and performed ‘Mysteries of Crimea’, ‘Mia Cello 1’, ‘Mia Cello 2’ and ‘Mia Cello 3’)

Chi-Raq – Spike Lee (2015 – Bruce and the Noisemakers perform ‘Born in Chi-Raq’ w/Eryn Allen Kane and Sasha Go Hard)

Grateful Dead: Fare Thee Well – July 5, 2015 – Grateful Dead (concert movie, 2015)

Love for Levon – Love For Levon (concert movie, 2013)

BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee (2018 – Bruce wrote some of the score)


Influences on Bruce Hornsby’s music:

These artists have all shaped Bruce’s music:

Elton John

Leon Russell

Grateful Dead

Keith Jarrett

Sam Cooke

Allman Brothers

The Band


Influenced by Bruce Hornsby’s music:

Artists who have been impacted by Bruce’s work:

Rachel Griffin

Josh Dodes and Josh Dodes Band

Dan Aaronson

Bon Iver

Chris Thile

Ryan Adams


People Bruce Hornsby has collaborated with recently:

Artists you’ll have heard from recently on Bruce’s projects:

The Staves (Absolute Zero)

yMusic (Absolute Zero)

Jack DeJohnette (Absolute Zero)

S. Carey (Absolute Zero)

Justin Vernon and Bon Iver (Rehab Reunion and Absolute Zero)

Mavis Staples (Rehab Reunion)

Lake Street Dive (Funhouse Festival)


Band past and present:

Current and past projects from current and past Noisemakers (and Range-rs!)

Sonny Emory (Hard Rock Cachet; Love’s Pure Light)

ModeReko – John Molo, John D’Earth and Bobby Read (ModeReko, Solar Ignitor)

Bobby Read (Monkfish; Saturn Blue; Our Brief Span of Time)

Gibb Droll (Gibb’s Groove)

Ross Holmes (Not Very Good at Winning)

George Marinelli (Necessary Evil, Believe, Wild Onions, Burn It All Down)

John Mailander (Walking Distance, Forecast)

David Mansfield (various soundtracks)


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