Venue Details

17 Star Starred
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street New York City, NY 10036
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Member Tips

joemcd
Very close to the F train station at 42nd street.
info Sep 28 2009 star this tip starred
joemcd
NIce bar in the lobby.
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Rick
Town Hall is a good venue for a concert.
info Sep 29 2009 star this tip starred

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attended Sep 26 2009

Bruce and his band were as good as ever. Nice venue. They played a full two hours with no breaks.
Very audience friendly. He played old songs and new songs too. Great... continued

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attended Sep 26 2009

Bruce was good but I would like to have heard him play some more of his older songs. At times it seemed more of a jam session. He is very talented but after a while it got very annoying when people in the crowd kept shouting out requests.

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Website

http://www.brucehornsby.com/

Quotes & Highlights

Hear music by Bruce Hornsby and The Wood Brothers at their websites.

Description

Since the release of his first album in April 1986, Bruce Hornsby has created a musical life that has expanded far and wide to include a broad stylistic range of activity. Hornsby, an thirteen-time Grammy nominee, has won three Grammys – in 1987 with the Range for “Best New Artist” for their debut album The Way It Is; in 1989 for “Best Bluegrass Recording” for his version of his hit “The Valley Road” which appeared on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume II; and with Branford Marsalis in 1993 for “Best Pop Instrumental Performance” for their song for the Barcelona Olympics, “Barcelona Mona.”  Bruce’s latest nominations were in 2004 for “Song F”, from his Columbia album Halcyon Days, and in 2006 for “Song H” from his box set Intersections.

Hornsby’s thirteen albums have sold over 11 million copies worldwide.  The title cut from The Way It Is was the most played song on American radio in 1987, winning the ASCAP “Song of the Year” award.  In 1989, he co-wrote the classic “The End of the Innocence” with Don Henley, a Top 10 record for him.  Harbor Lights was the 1994 winner of the Downbeat Reader’s Poll Beyond Album of the Year (meaning all music other than Jazz and Blues).  In 1999 Tupac Shakur “co-wrote” a new song over “The Way It Is” music with Bruce, using new words, called “Changes.”  It was a major worldwide hit selling 14 million copies.

Known around the music industry as a collaborator, Hornsby has been sought after by a veritable “who’s who” in the music business.  He has played on over 100 records over the years; including albums by Bob Dylan, Don Henley, the Grateful Dead, Bob Seger, Crosby Stills and Nash, Stevie Nicks, Cowboy Junkies, Squeeze, Liquid Jesus, Bonnie Raitt (piano on the classic “I Can’t Make You Love Me”), Shawn Colvin, Bela Fleck, Clint Black, Ricky Skaggs, Randy Scruggs, Willie Nelson, and end-title songs for two Spike Lee movies, Clockers (with Chaka Khan), and Bamboozled.

In addition, Hornsby was a part-time member of the Grateful Dead from September 1990 to March 1992, performing over 100 concerts in America and Europe.  He appears on four Dead album releases.