Bruce Hornsby Comes to the Space at Westbury on Wednesday Night

August 29th, 2016

Over the course of a career that began in the ’80s—the single “The Way It Is” launching him into the mainstream—singer-songwriter and pianist Bruce Hornsby has been difficult to pin down, musically speaking. He’s dabbled in rock, blues, gospel, bluegrass, jazz, classical, Motown. And he’s done it alone, with various backing bands, alongside the Grateful Dead and with Ricky Skaggs. His most recent release, June’s Rehab Reunion (stream it below), was done with his current touring band, the Noisemakers. “It may be just a brief excursion in Bruce Hornsby’s ever growing and eclectic catalog,” says American Songwriter, “but the charming, completely unaffected Rehab Reunion feels like a natural, even logical road to take on a lifelong musical journey that has seldom been predictable.” And according to NPR Music, he “once again hits the sweet spot between joyful improv and immaculate songcraft.” Find out how the new songs sound live when his current tour brings Hornsby (above, performing “Cyclone”) to the Space at Westbury on Wednesday night. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gill Landry opens the show.