Bruce Hornsby live in concert.
ON TOUR

Bruce Hornsby

35
critic concert reviews
folk

How Good Are They LIVE?

Live Rating  

73
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Critic Consensus

Based on 35 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that Bruce Hornsby is rated as a decent live performer, but their shows lack distinction. Bruce Hornsby concert reviews describe live shows and performances as intense, exhilarating, incredible, genre-spanning, and evocative.

ON TOUR

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Latest release

Line in the Dust (October 6, 2023)

artist info

GENRE
folk
ORIGIN
Williamsburg, United States (11/23/1954)
BIO
Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American singer, virtuoso pianist, accordion player, and songwriter.
HAS PERFORMED with
The Noisemakers

CRITIC concert REVIEWS

Jambands (USA)

September 24, 2023
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Hornsby’s generosity extended to the nearly 2.5-hour, single-set performance, which spanned 1986’s The Way it Is through 2022’s ’Flicted, with covers (Robert Johnson’s “Come On in My Kitchen”), fanciful improvisations (“Little Sadie”)

Parklife DC (USA)

June 9, 2023
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Bruce Hornsby might joke that he plays gigs for selfish reasons. But the pile of hand-written requests on his piano this past weekend at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis certainly suggested otherwise.

The Guardian (UK)

November 3, 2019
80
%
Bruce Hornsby review – intense and exhilarating 4 / 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars.

Twin Cities Media (USA)

August 11, 2019
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Bruce Hornsby Reminds an Audience Just What It Means to Play Piano at Pantages Theate

Chunky Glasses (USA)

August 9, 2019
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Washington D.C., USA

The Sun Chronicle (US)

July 19, 2019
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Hornsby, Lee bring retro, roots sound to Foxwoods

The Morning Call (USA)

July 14, 2019
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Thirty years ago, Bruce Hornsby captured America’s ear with his evocative pop-piano songs that made us question the way it is and feel the mandolin rain.

Past critic reviews published in

Honest Tune (USA), Local Spins (USA), The Kansas City Star (USA), No Depression (USA), The Musical Box (USA) and more

IMAGE CREDIT

Mark Johnson [CC BY-2.0] via Wikimedia Commons