Bruce Hornsby Comes to Columbia Records With New Album, Halcyon Days

In Stores Tuesday, August 10


Three time Grammy-winner Bruce Hornsby has signed with Columbia Records, who will release the artist's ninth full-length album, Halcyon Days, on Tuesday, August 10.

Produced by Wayne Pooley (who first worked with Hornsby on 1993's Harbor Lights) and Bruce Hornsby, Halcyon Days debuts 11 new songs written by Hornsby: "Gonna Be Some Changes Made" (the album's first single), "Candy Mountain Run," "Dreamland," "Circus On The Moon," "Halcyon Days," "What The Hell Happened," "Hooray For Tom," "Heir Gordon," "Mirror On The Wall," "Song F," and "Lost In The Snow." Guest artists on Halcyon Days include Eric Clapton, Elton John, and Sting.

"It's an honor and a pleasure to welcome Bruce Hornsby to Columbia Records," said Will Botwin, President, Columbia Records Group. "This superlative musician and songwriter has created an extraordinary collection of sublime and electrifying sounds and compositions for Halcyon Days, his first Columbia Records album."

Bruce Hornsby struck RIAA gold -- and triple platinum! -- with his debut album, The Way It Is, recorded with his band, the Range. His debut generated three Top 20 hits, including its #1 title track, and earned Bruce Hornsby & the Range the Best New Artist Grammy for 1986. Hornsby took home his second Grammy in 1989 for Best Bluegrass Recording for "Valley Road" (from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume II) and his third Grammy in 1993 for Best Pop Instrumental for "Barcelona Mona" (created with Branford Marsalis for the Barcelona Olympics).

His eight albums -- The Way It Is (1986), Scenes From The Southside (1988), A Night On The Town (1990), Harbor Lights (1993), Hot House (1995), 1998's double CD Spirit Trail, his double live collection Here Come The Noisemakers (2000), and Big Swing Face (2002)--have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

One of pop music's most in-demand "side" men, Bruce Hornsby has played on more than 100 records with artists ranging from Bob Dylan, Don Henley, and the Grateful Dead to Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Bela Fleck, and Willie Nelson, among many others.

His songs have been performed and/or recorded by a variety of artists including Willie Nelson, Don Henley, Tupac Shakur, Bob Dylan, Chaka Khan, Robbie Robertson, Huey Lewis, Sara Evans, and Leon Russell.

Bruce Hornsby became a part-time member of the Grateful Dead from September 1990 to March 1992, performing with the group on more than 100 concerts in American and Europe.

                                    Bruce Hornsby Summer Tour 2004 Itinerary
  07/14/04   Saratoga, Ca           Mountain Winery
  07/15/04   Jacksonville, Or       Britt Festival
  07/29/04   Milwaukee, WI          Pottawatomie Northern Lights Theater
  07/30/04   Joliet, Il             Rialto Square Theatre
  07/31/04   St. Louis, Mo          River Splash
  08/02/04   Kansas City, Mo        Uptown Theatre
  08/04/04   Boulder, Co            Chautauqua Park Auditorium
  08/05/04   Denver, Co             Denver Botanic Gardens
  08/09/04   Cleveland Heights, OH  Cain Park
  08/11/04   Verona, NY             Turning Stone Casino Resort
  08/12/04   Hampton Beach, NH      Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
  08/13/04   Hyannis, Ma            Cape Cod Melody Tent
  08/15/04   Windsor, Ct            Summerwind
  08/17/04   Lakewood, NJ           Strand Theater
  08/19/04   Vienna, VA             Wolf Trap/Filene Center
  08/20/04   Cary, NC               Regency Park Amphitheater
  08/21/04   Asheville, NC          Biltmore Estate
  08/23/04   N. Myrtle Bch, Sc      House Of Blues
  08/25/04   Atlanta, GA            Chastain Park Amphitheater
  08/26/04   Nashville, TN          Ryman Auditorium
  08/27/04   Memphis, TN            Memphis Botanic Gardens

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SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Information on Bruce Hornsby and Halcyon Days - Fran Curtis,
Rogers & Cowan, New York, +1-212-445-8423,; or Fran
DeFeo, Columbia Records, Media, New York, +1-212-833-5784,; or Tour press - Celena Aponte, Rogers & Cowan, New
York, +1-212-445-8422,

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