Live Nation Presents

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

June 21, 2022

About the Show

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Opening Act: CARM

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/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. Hornsby has had a distinctly unique career since his debut with The Range on their multi-platinum 1986 album “The Way It Is”. He has steered his way through a stint on keyboards for the Grateful Dead, writing music for Spike Lee’s films, and albums exploring jazz, bluegrass and contemporary classical music.

Bruce Hornsby is on a roll. After taking the music world by surprise with his wide-ranging, critically acclaimed 2019 album “Absolute Zero”, the singer, songwriter, composer and bandleader returns with a follow-up that picks up where its predecessor left off. “Non-Secure Connection” features 10 new songs exploring a broad range of themes, from civil rights to computer hackers, mall salesmen to the Darwinian aspects of AAU basketball.

Critical Praise

“Few contemporary music men have embraced the role of American troubadour like Bruce Hornsby.”
— Pitchfork
“[Bruce Hornsby] has embraced the constant evolution of his musical style throughout his career, experimenting with jazz, classical and even country…[his new music] is an embodiment of this constant motion, spiraling into whatever creative vision Hornsby has next.”
— NPR Weekend Edition
“One way for a songwriter to invigorate a long career is to keep breaking routines, to change up methods and parameters and solve different puzzles with every album. It’s a modus operandi that has carried Bruce Hornsby from radio hits in the 1980s through bluegrass, jazz, a stint in the Grateful Dead and, lately, collaborations with a younger generation.”
— The New York Times

In celebration of the forthcoming record, the album’s lead single “Sidelines,” featuring a duet with Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and Blake Mills on guitar throughout, debuts … alongside an accompanying video. Co-written by Mills and co-produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, Hornsby says, “‘Sidelines’ is a song about hysteria in various forms, starting with the Salem witch trials of the 1600’s then to the present-day pandemic-era panic. It features angular melodic content vocally and a pointillistic middle instrumental section.” Listen to/share it HERE and watch/share the video HERE.


Jun 21st


Event Details

Doors Open: 7:00pm
Show Begins: 8:00pm
Running Time: ~120 minutes
Ages: All ages
Performance Space: Historic Main Stage
Address: 2936 N Southport Ave
Parking: behind the building on Oakdale, and South of the building on Southport

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