Bruce Hornsby

Bruce studied music at The University of Ricmond (VA.), Berklee College of Music, and the University of Miami. He graduated from U of M in 1977

In 1980, after graduation, Bruce and his brother moved to Los Angeles, where Bruce became a studio musician, and also was on tour with Sheena Easton. He can be seen playing keyboards in the video of her pop hit “Strut”

He formed Bruce Hornsby and the Range in 1984. Their biggest hit happened in 1986. “The Way It Is” went all the way to # 1, and the same album produced another top 5 hit “Mandolin Rain”

In 1988, Bruce joined the touring band of The Grateful Dead, and played over 100 shows with them until Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995

He has played keyboards on other top 40 hits including “The End of the Innocence” (Don Henley), and “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (Bonnie Raitt)

An amazingly eclectic player, Hornsby has played with many different artists in styles ranging from rock to jazz to bluegrass