By Nancy Price, Executive Director Peachtree City CVB
Since the release of his first album in April 1886, Bruce Hornsby has created a musical life that has expanded far and wide to include a broad stylistic range of activity.
|Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers at The Fred June 21|
Hornsby, a thirteen-time Grammy nominee, has won three Grammys — beginning in 1987 for “Best New Artist” for his debut album The Way It Is; in 1989 for “Best Bluegrass Recording” for his version of his hit “The Valley Road” which appeared on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will the Circle be Unbroken, Volume II; and with Branford Marsalis in 1993 for “Best Pop Instrumental Performance” for their song for the Barcelona Olympics, “Barcelona Mona.”
Hornsby’s thirteen albums have sold over 11 million copies worldwide. The title cut from “the Way It Is” was the most played song on American radio in 1987, winning the ASCAP “Song of the Year” award. In 1989, he co-wrote the classic “The End of the Innocence” with Don Henley, a Top 10 record for Henley.
Over the years, Hornsby has played on over a hundred records, including albums by Bob Dylan, Don Henley, the Grateful Dead, Bob Seger, Crosby stills and Nass, Stevie Nicks, Cowboy Junkies, Squeeze, Chaka Khan, Liquid Jesus, Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin, Bela Fleck, Cling Black, Ricky Skaggs, Randy Scruggs, and Willie Nelson.
We are pleased to have Hornsby and his band, the Noisemakers, as part of our Summer Concert Series at The Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater on Saturday evening, June 21. We think you will enjoy the diversity of Hornsby’s music as well as the beautiful setting The Fred provides.
Reserved seats are available and may be purchased online at amphitheater.org, or by calling the box office at 770-631-0630. You also can stop by to purchase them at 201 McIntosh Trial.
Gates open at 7pm, opening act Chessboxer goes on at 8pm, and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers will take the stage at 9pm. Patrons are allowed to bring in their own coolers and food as well as have the opportunity to purchase food from The Fred concessionaire, Georgia Shrimp Company.
For a complete listing of all shows appearing this season at The Fred, visit www.amphitheater.org.