Bruce Hornsby Outlines 2016 Tour; LP Due

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Hornsby (L) with The Noisemakers (via

Hornsby (L) with The Noisemakers (via

Singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby has announced the first set of his summer 2016 tour dates with his band The Noisemakers. The performances start in Live Oak, FL on April 16th and continue into September to support a new studio album Rehab Reunion, coming June 17th on 429 Records.

A highlight is the premiere of the Funhouse Festival in the Grammy Award-winner’s hometown of Williamsburg, VA – a three-day event presented by Hornsby and the Virginia Arts Festival (June 24-26). (Other performers at the festival include Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle and Taj Mahal.)

The Noisemakers consist of bassist J.V. Collier, keyboardist/organist John “JT” Thomas, drummer Sonny Emory and new Noisemakers Ross Holmes on fiddle/mandolin and Gibb Droll on guitar.

Hornsby’s “The Way It Is,” the title track of his 1986 debut, celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. The album earned Hornsby the 1987 Grammy for Best New Artist. Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike LeeRicky SkaggsDon HenleyOrnette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela FleckBonnie RaittPat Metheny, and Robbie Robertson.

These collaborations helped Hornsby win Grammys for Best Bluegrass Album (1990) and Best Pop Instrumental Performance (1994).

The classic rock performer earned three Top 5 singles early in his career (when he recorded and performed as Bruce Hornsby and the Range): the #1 “The Way It Is” plus “Mandolin Rain” and “The Valley Road.” His performance is expected to offer a glimpse of an artist who continues to push forward into a new musical terrain.  With The Noisemakers, he seamlessly combines elements of rock, jazz, R&B and modern classical.

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers 2016 Tour:

April 16 – Live Oak, FL – Wanee Festival
April 17 – Charleston, SC – Southern Ground Festival
April 22 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse (solo)
April 30 – Kalamazoo, MI – Chenery Hall
May 14 – Cherokee, TX – Cherokee Creek Music Festival
May 15 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre
May 17 – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theater
May 18 – Kansas City, MO – Knucklehead’s
May 20 – Des Moines, IA – River City Casino
May 22 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
May 24 – Carmel, IN – The Palladium
May 26 – Cleveland, OH – Hard Rock Live
May 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
May 28 – Cumberland, MD – DelFest
June 21 – Black Mountain, NC
June 24-26 – Williamsburg, VA – Funhouse Fest
June 29 – Rochester, NY – Eastman Theatre
June 30 – Ann Arbor, MI – TBA
July 2 – Minneapolis, MN – TBA
July 3 – Milwaukee, WI – TBA
July 4 – Chicago, IL – City Winery (performing new album in its entirety)
July 16 – Sioux Falls, ID – TBA
July 31 – Floyd, VA – Floyd Fest
Aug 2 – Jackson Hole, WY – TBA
Aug 4 – Sandpoint, ID – TBA
Aug 5 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma theater
Aug 7 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Steamboat Free Concert Series
Aug 8 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens (performing new album in its entirety)
Aug 10 – Papillon, NE – Sumtur Amphitheater
Aug 12 – Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires at Foster Farms
Aug 28 – Syracuse, NY – NY State Fair
Sept 3 – Orkney Springs, VA – TBA

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