2014A benefit for Upper Valley Haven
presented by Lebanon Opera House07:30 pm
A benefit for Possessed of a breezy, nonchalant style that belies his technical gifts, pianist Bruce Hornsby writes powerful songs from the heart that touch on several distinctly American traditions: pop, jazz, bluegrass, and ’60s soul. He worked for a while as a studio player and songwriter, and had his first hit in 1986 with the stirring and philosophical “The Way It Is.” After that, he continued to release albums that honored his own muse rather than the marketplace, and put together various backing bands to suit the mood and style of the genres he works in. Hornsby has also maintained a close musical relationship with the remaining members of the Grateful Dead and has recorded with bluegrass player, Ricky Skaggs. Hornsby’s recordings have been recognized on a number of occasions with industry awards, including the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987, the Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy in 1990, and the Best Pop Instrumental Grammy in 1993.
Section A: $74, Section B: $64, Section C: $48
Artist Website: http://www.brucehornsby.com/