Hornsby, Bruce


  • From Williamsburg, Virginia.
  • A pianist and singer/songwriter who has recorded several bluegrass-flavored songs and albums and won the 2nd-ever Bluegrass Grammy.
  • 1986, released debut album with his band, The Range, which won Grammy for Best New Artist. Had a #1 song with “Mandolin Rain.”
  • 1988, began collaborating with the Grateful Dead. Worked with them frequently from 1990 to 1992.
  • 1989, won Grammy for Best Bluegrass Recording (for the song “Valley Road” from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 2” album.)
  • 1995, recorded album “Hot House” which featured bluegrass-tinged jazz with Bela Fleck on banjo.
  • Has recorded many other albums with such artists as Sting, Chaka Khan, Branford Marsalis, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, etc.
  • 2007, released “Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby” album on Skaggs Family Records.
  • 2013, released “Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby Live” album, also on Skaggs Family Records.