Twenty-five years after winning a Best New Artist Grammy and launching one of contemporary music's most diverse and collaborative careers, Bruce Hornsby is still, blissfully, making joyful noise. He performs Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo. Tickets are $40 and $32.
Tapping into many of the genres that have influenced Hornsby's artistic output over the years - pop, jazz, bluegrass, country and modern classical music - Hornsby's solo performances are spontaneous events featuring music from throughout his career, new pieces, choice covers and audience requests.
For all his talents as a singer, bandleader and pianist with an instantly identifiable sound, Hornsby is a songwriter at heart who is committed to portraying his songs in new ways that allow them to evolve and expand. This approach was further developed by his time with The Grateful Dead, playing more than 100 shows with the band between 1990-95.
Hornsby has played on more than 100 records over the years, including albums by Bob Dylan, Don Henley, the Grateful Dead, Bob Seger, Crosby Stills and Nash, Stevie Nicks, Cowboy Junkies, Squeeze, Bonnie Raitt (piano on the classic "I Can't Make You Love Me"), Shawn Colvin, Bela Fleck, Clint Black, Ricky Skaggs, Willie Nelson and more.
For more information, visit www.brucehornsby.com.Tickets go on sale Friday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at the Center for the Arts Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.