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Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954) is an American singer and keyboardist. Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, gospel, rock, blues, and jam band musical traditions. Hornsby’s recordings have been recognized on a number of occasions with industry awards, including the 1987 Grammy Award for Best New Artist with Bruce Hornsby and the Range, the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, and the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Bruce Hornsby has also achieved recognition for his solo albums and performances, his touring band Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, his bluegrass project with Ricky Skaggs and his appearances as a session and guest musician. He also collaborated with Grateful Dead and was an unofficial member of the band from September 1990 to March 1992, playing over 100 shows during that period. In 1984 he formed Bruce Hornsby and the Range, who were signed to RCA Records in 1985. Besides Hornsby, Range members were David Mansfield (guitar, mandolin, violin), George Marinelli (guitars and backing vocals), former Ambrosia member Joe Puerta (bass guitar and backing vocals), and John Molo (drums).

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Hornsby’s recording career started with the biggest hit he has had to date, “The Way It Is”. It topped the American music charts in 1986. The song described aspects of Homelessness, the American Civil Rights movement and institutional racism. It has since been sampled by at least six rap artists, including Tupac Shakur, E-40, and Mase. With the success of the single, the album The Way It Is went multi-platinum and produced another top five hit with “Mandolin Rain” (co-written, as many of Hornsby’s early songs were, with his brother John).

“Every Little Kiss” also did respectably well. Other tracks on the album helped establish what some labeled the “Virginia sound”, a mixture of rock, jazz, and bluegrass. Bruce Hornsby and the Range went on to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1987, beating out Glass Tiger, Nu Shooz, Simply Red and Timbuk3. Hornsby and the Range’s sound was distinctive for its use of syncopation in Hornsby’s piano solos, a bright piano sound and an extensive use of synthesizers as background for Hornsby’s solos. John Molo’s drumbeats were often looped throughout the recorded versions of songs.

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