Bruce Hornsby brings his solo tour to the Capitol Theatre March 21.
CLEARWATER – Singer, songwriter and pianist Bruce Hornsby brings his latest solo tour to the Capitol Theatre in Downtown Clearwater on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Bruce Hornsby has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Drawing from a vast wellspring of American musical traditions, the singer, pianist, composer and bandleader has created a large and accomplished body of work and employed a vast array of stylistic approaches. Throughout this period, Hornsby has maintained the integrity, virtuosity and artistic curiosity that have been hallmarks of his work from the start.
The 13-time Grammy nominee’s commercial stock soared early on when The Way It Is, the title track of Bruce Hornsby and the Range’s 1986 debut album became the most-played song on American radio in 1987 and won ASCAP’s Song of the Year award. The Way It Is and hits like Mandolin Rain and Every Little Kiss established Hornsby as a popular musician, while subsequent high-profile work with the likes of Don Henley, Willie Nelson, Charlie Haden and Bonnie Raitt made him an in-demand collaborator.
Over the years, Hornsby has successfully ventured into jazz, classical, bluegrass and even electronica, reflected on acclaimed releases like the bluegrass project Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby (2007) and the jazz trio album Camp Meeting (2007), with Jack DeJohnette and Christian McBride.
The prestigious list of Hornsby collaborators now includes diverse figures like Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Elton John, Branford Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Robbie Robertson, Leon Russell, Chaka Khan, Wayne Shorter, Squeeze, Tupac Shakur, Eric Clapton, Stevie Nicks, Bob Seger and Sting.
Hornsby’s restless musical spirit continues to spontaneously push him forward into exciting new musical pursuits. The year 2011 brought the release of Bride Of The Noisemakers-an ambitious 25 track, double CD chronicling 2007-2009 live performances of some of the singer, songwriter and pianist’s handpicked songs of the past 23 years. The songs are recorded live capturing the playful, freewheeling spirit of his longtime band The Noisemakers.
Such projects are consistent with Hornsby’s lifelong pursuit of musical transcendence.
“To me,” says Hornsby, “it’s always been about staying inspired, broadening my reach and moving into new areas. So it’s a fantastic situation to be able to do that, and to continue to pursue a wide-ranging musical life.”
Reserved tickets priced at $75 and $55 are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.atthecap.com.
The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m. The Capitol Theatre Ticket Office opens one hour prior to show time.
Valet parking is now available for most performances at the historic Capitol Theatre. Parking is free on city streets after 6 p.m. CoachmanPark parking lots are always free and are just a short walk to the Capitol Theatre. For information on dining, visit www.ClevelandStreetDistrict.com.
The Capitol Theatre was constructed in 1921 and is one of Florida's oldest operating theaters. A partnership with the city of Clearwater is allowing Ruth Eckerd Hall to renovate the classic structure, returning the theater to its former grandeur.