Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Randall Hornsby ( born November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American singer, pianist and songwriter. His music combines various styles ranging from pop and jazz to bluegrass.

Life and work

Known worldwide Hornsby was his hit song The Way It Is, which reached # 1 in the U.S. in 1986. For the eponymous album, which he also the successor Scenes from the Southside (1988 ) and A Night on the Town ( 1990) as recorded with his band The Range, he got together with the band its first Grammy for best new artist. In the 1990s, Hornsby continued his career as a solo artist and released several albums.

In addition to his solo projects Hornsby also worked frequently with other well-known musicians such as Bill Evans, Stevie Nicks, Pat Metheny, Don Henley and Bonnie Raitt. For Huey Lewis he wrote the hit Jacob 's Ladder and Henley The End of the Innocence 1986. In the early 1990s, he also appeared as a keyboard player for the Grateful Dead. 2007 in collaboration with the well-known country and bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs Album Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, and in collaboration with the famous drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Christian McBride, the acclaimed jazz album Camp Meeting.

Especially for his instrumental music, he was nominated several times for a Grammy and won two awards:

Private life

Hornsby and his wife Kathy have two sons.


Studio albums

Live albums

  • 2000: Here Come the Noise Makers
  • 2011: Bride of the Noisemakers