Williamsburg's own rambling piano man Bruce Hornsby is in Park City, Utah, today, where he'll play a concert on the same bill as eclectic folk-rock band Railroad Earth. He's looking ahead, though, to the release of a new live record.
"Cluck Ol' Hen," is a live album by Hornsby and bluegrass kingpin Ricky Skaggs that's due for an Aug. 20 release on Skaggs' own label, Skaggs Family Records.
"I've been fortunate to be a part of scores of collaborations through the years," Hornsby was quoted as saying in a news release. "Along with my time with the Grateful Dead, and the various Spike Lee projects, I consider the long-time (11 years-ish) association with Ricky to be the deepest and most satisfying collaboration of them all. Hopefully this record captures the sound of a bunch of guys having a great time playing music together. That's what it sounds like to me."
Read below to find out how you could win tickets to a special Hornsby-Skaggs concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Oct. 5.
If you're eager to catch Hornsby live, don't forget that he's set to jam at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth on Aug. 11 with Railroad Earth. Find out about tickets here.
Here's the full news release sent out on Thursday. It covers the new album and other Hornsby shenanigans.
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers On The Road This Summer
The Noise of the Earth Tour featuring Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers and Railroad Earth hit the ground running in Eugene, Oregon this past Friday. The two bands wasted no time acquainting with each other musically. At Paso Robles' Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Bruce joined Railroad Earth at the close of their set to lend piano to "Elko" and "Long Way To Go." Later in the evening, members of Railroad Earth joined the Noisemakers with fiddler Tim Carbone and mandolinist John Skehan sitting in for “Tropical Cashmere Sweater” and “Valley Road” while multi-instrumentalist Andy Goessling joined the fold for “Big Stick." Two opportunities remain to see the band in California before the Noisemakers begin to move east -- Friday, July 12th's performance at WorldFest in Grass Valley, CA and Saturday, July 13th's performance at Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, CA. Other highlights of the July run include stops in Park City, UT, several dates in Colorado and Targhee Fest in Alta, WY.
The Noisemakers tour picks back up on the east coast in August with stops in Wilmington and Asheville, NC before hooking back up with Railroad Earth and the Noise of the Earth tour at the beautiful Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Bruce's native Virginia. Full tour dates and ticket links can be found at BruceHornsby.com/Tour or at the bottom of this email. Don't miss the fun this Summer!
Cluck Ol' Hen: The New Live Album From Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby
Bluegrass treasures and lively expanded hits wait to be discovered on this fresh collection of songs from the masterful duo of Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby in a new collection of live material titled Cluck Ol' Hen due out on August 20th via Skaggs Family Records. When discussing the collaboration with Ricky, Bruce noted: "I've been fortunate to be a part of scores of collaborations through the years. Along with my time with the Grateful Dead, and the various Spike Lee projects, I consider the long-time (11 years-ish) association with Ricky to be the deepest and most satisfying collaboration of them all. Hopefully this record captures the sound of a bunch of guys having a great time playing music together. That's what it sounds like to me."
The album, which features a classic image of the great Bill Monroe on the cover, is now available for pre-order here. ALL pre-order customers will be entered to win two (2) tickets to see Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder at the Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 5, 2013 along with a $100 pre-paid American Express gift card! Full details on the promotion are available for review on the pre-order page along with audio previews of each track. And be sure to catch Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby on tour this Fall with Kentucky Thunder. Full ticket info and tour dates available at BruceHornsby.com/Tour or at the bottom of this email.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
July 12th - Worldfest @ Nevada County Fairgrounds - Grass Valley, CA - TICKETS (%)
July 13th - Robert Mondavi Winery - Oakville, CA - TICKETS (%)
July 15th - Deer Valley Resort - Park City, UT - TICKETS (#)
July 16th - James M. Robb Colorado River State Park - Fruita, CO - TICKETS (%)
July 18th - Denver Botanic Gardens - Denver, CO - TICKETS (%)
July 19th - Mishawaka Amphitheatre - Bellevue, CO - TICKETS (%)
July 20th - Targhee Fest @ Grand Targhee Resort - Alta, WY - TICKETS (%)
August 2nd - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater - Wilmington, NC - TICKETS (%)
August 3rd - North Carolina Museum of Art - Raleigh, NC - TICKETS (%)
August 4th - Wolf Trap Filene Center - Vienna, VA - TICKETS (#)
August 6th - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - Richmond, VA - TICKETS (#)
August 7th - nTelos Wireless Pavilion - Charlottesville, VA - TICKETS (#)
August 9th - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC - TICKETS (%)
August 10th - Atlanta Botanical Garden - Atlanta, GA - TICKETS (#)
August 11th - nTelos Wireless Pavilion - Portsmouth, VA - TICKETS (#)
August 24th - RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL - PRE-SALE TICKETS (%)
Sept. 28th - Westhampton Beach Perf. Arts Center - Westhampton, NY - TICKETS (@)
September 29th - The Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT - TICKETS (@)
October 3rd - The Palladium - Carmel, IN - PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW (^)
October 4th - Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH - TICKETS (^)
October 18th - Royce Hall at UCLA - Los Angeles, CA - TICKETS (^)
October 19th - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts - Scottsdale, AZ - TICKETS (^)
October 20th - Fox Tucson Theatre - Tucson, AZ - TICKETS (^)
Oct. 24th - Broken Arrow P.A.C. - Broken Arrow, OK - PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAIL. 7/15 (^)
October 25th - Johnson County Community College - Overland, KS - PRE-SALE TIX (^)
October 26th - Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts - Salina, KS - TICKETS (^)
November 14th - Koerner Hall - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - TICKETS (@)
November 15th - The State Theatre - Ithaca, NY - TICKETS (@)
November 21st - Mayo Performing Arts Center - Morristown, NJ - TICKETS (^)
February 7th - 14th - Cayamo 7 Cruise - Miami, FL - TICKETS (^)
@ - An Evening With Bruce Hornsby (solo)
# - Noise of the Earth Tour with Railroad Earth (Noisemakers Close)
$ - Noise of the Earth Tour with Railroad Earth (Railroad Earth Close)
% - Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
^ - Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder
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