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Solo Performance by Bruce Hornsby Coming to UB Center for the Arts

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: August 23, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will present Bruce Hornsby -- Solo on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

For all his talents as a singer, bandleader and pianist with an instantly identifiable sound, Bruce Hornsby is a songwriter at heart who is committed to portraying his songs in new ways that allow them to evolve and expand. Twenty-five years after winning a Best New Artist Grammy and launching one of contemporary music's most diverse and collaborative careers, Bruce Hornsby is still, blissfully, making joyful noise.

Tapping into many of the genres that have influenced Hornsby's artistic output over the years -- pop, jazz, bluegrass, country and modern classical music -- Hornsby's solo performances are spontaneous events featuring music from throughout his career, new pieces, choice covers and audience requests.

Hornsby's unique approach to music was further developed by his time with The Grateful Dead, playing more than 100 shows with the band between 1990 and 1995. He has also played on more than 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, Bonnie Raitt (piano on the classic "I Can't Make You Love Me"), Shawn Colvin, Bela Fleck, Clint Black, Ricky Skaggs, Willie Nelson and more.

About Hornsby, Keyboard Magazine has said, "To see Bruce Hornsby play solo is to experience one of the great American musical storytellers of our time."

Tickets for Bruce Hornsby are $40 and $32. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations, including ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets call 1-800-745-3000; in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For more information, call 716-645-2787.