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Music singer, virtuoso pianist, accordion player, and songwriter Bruce Hornsby pictures (pic) and photo gallery, albums covers pictures.
Birth name: Bruce Randall Hornsby .
Born: November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
Bruce Hornsbyis best known for the spontaneity and creativity of his live perfomances, Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, motown, rock, blues, and jam band musical traditions with his songwriting and the seamless improvisations contained within.
Hornsby's recordings have been recognized on a number of occasions with industry awards. "Bruce Hornsby struck RIAA gold--and triple platinum--with his 1986 debut album, The Way It Is, recorded with his band, the Range." His debut generated three Top 20 hits, including its #1 title track, and earned Bruce Hornsby and the Range the Best New Artist Grammy for 1986. Hornsby took home his second Grammy in 1989 for Best Bluegrass Recording for "Valley Road" (from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume II) and his third Grammy in 1993 for Best Pop Instrumental for "Barcelona Mona" (created with Branford Marsalis for the Barcelona Olympics). Hornsby has received several other Grammy nominatons in various categories; most recently, Hornsby's composition "Song H" was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental at the 2007 Grammy Awards.
Hornsby has also achieved recognition for his solo albums and performances, his current live act Bruce Hornsby & the Noise Makers, his bluegrass project with Ricky Skaggs, his jazz act The Bruce Hornsby Trio, and his wide-ranging appearances as a session- and guest-musician. Throughout these various incarnations, Hornsby remains committed to his own growth as a songwriter and performer and to expanding the capabilities of the piano in various musical settings.
He is also well-known for being a recurring collaborator with the Grateful Dead.