Bruce Hornsby’s work draws from a wide range of musical genres and styles. He has toured with his own bands, such as the Range and the Noisemakers, collaborated on a bluegrass album with Ricky Skaggs, and was a member of the Grateful Dead from 1988 until 1995. Since 1986, Hornsby has released over twenty albums.
Bruce Hornsby Early Life and Education
Bruce Hornsby was born to Lois (a pianist) and Robert (an attorney and real estate developer) Hornsby on November 23, 1954, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Bobby and John are the names of his two brothers.
Hornsby attended Christian Science Sunday School and Church as a child. He went to James Blair High School and graduated in 1973. After a year, Hornsby transferred to Berklee College of Music after having studied at the University of Richmond. By 1977, he had completed his education at the University of Miami.
Bruce Hornsby Career Beginnings
As a college student, Hornsby played bass for his brother’s band, Bobby Hi-Test and the Octane Kids, which played local covers. When Hornsby finished university, he moved back to Williamsburg and started playing in local taverns and clubs.
He and his brother and songwriting partner John relocated to Los Angeles in 1980, where they both found jobs at 20th Century Fox and where he also performed as a session guitarist. After that, Hornsby performed on the rock band Ambrosia’s final album, “Road Island,” and later, after the group split up, he and Ambrosia bassist Joe Puerta were a part of the touring band for vocalist Sheena Easton.
Open up, open up hysteria! Bruce is thrilled to announce his twenty-third album, “‘Flicted” coming May 27th with a new song out today “Sidelines” with @arze of @VampireWeekend and featuring @_blakemills! Listen and pre-order here: https://t.co/dphMhbbYgF pic.twitter.com/hLCXhx8diy
— Bruce Hornsby (@brucehornsby) March 25, 2022
Bruce Hornsby Net Worth
Bruce Hornsby is a vocalist and keyboardist from the United States who is worth $20 million. A large portion of the sum comes from the market value of Bruce’s highly sampled discography.
Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Bruce Hornsby and the Range was Hornsby’s first band, which he established in 1984. David Mansfield, Joe Puerta, John Molo, and George Marinelli were all members of the band that signed with RCA Records the next year.
In 1986, Hornsby released the second single from his self-titled debut album, which became his first and biggest hit to date with “The Way It Is,” which peaked at number one. The album, which also featured the radio hits “Mandolin Rain” and “Every Little Kiss,” earned Hornsby a Grammy for Best New Artist. The year 1988 saw the release of “Scenes from the Southside,” the second studio album by Hornsby and the Range.
The song “The Valley Road” it inspired went on to win a Grammy for best bluegrass recording. In 1990, Hornsby and the Range released “A Night on the Town,” their third and final studio album. The album was notable for including “Across the River,” Hornsby’s final major hit single.
Hornsby has worked on numerous media ventures alongside an abundance of different musicians. It was under his direction that Leon Russell recorded his comeback album, “Anything Can Happen,” in 1994.
He has also guested with Stevie Nicks, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, and Squeeze on their respective albums. Hornsby has worked closely with director Spike Lee for quite some time, contributing music to several of Lee’s films. In 2011, he composed the score for the Broadway musical “SCKBSTD.” You can check TheActiveNews.Com for the latest information.