Bruce Hornsby Enters Billboard Top 200 on Strength of Single Retailer W/ "Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers: BRIDE OF THE NOISEMAKERS" Album Available Everywhere June 7th
National Tour Set Through Summer w/ Appearance @ Bonnaroo June 12th
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 11, 2011 -- Legendary Grammy winning singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby had one of his biggest first week sales with his 429 Records debut "BRIDE OF THE NOISEMAKERS"—A 2CD collection of 25 handpicked live performances. Entering the Billboard Top 200 at #125 was especially significant as the project was sold exclusively on Amazon.com and AmazonMP3.com that week and for the next month until its wide availability onJune 7th. "BRIDE OF THE NOISEMAKERS" was recorded live on tour in various venues between 2007 and 2009. The live settings effectively capture the spirit of spontaneous creativity that Bruce and the band are renowned for.
The debut of "BRIDE OF THE NOISEMAKERS" marks the labels second Top 200 entry in as many weeks as the recent #13 debut of Robbie Robertson's acclaimed "HOW TO BECOME CLAIRVOYANT" marked the singer/songwriter/guitarist's highest chart position in his esteemed solo career.
For Hornsby the magic of a live performance is paramount in his search for the perfect musical moment---particularly in conjunction with The Noisemakers where he seamlessly combines elements of rock, jazz, r&b and modern classical to create a distinctive style. The epitome of a musical family, The Noisemakers consists of bassist J.V. Collier (who has played with Hornsby 17 years), keyboardist/organist John "JT" Thomas (21 years), reed player Bobby Read (18 years), guitarist/mandolin playerDoug Derryberry (13 years) and drummer Sonny Emory (nine years). Digital versions of the album at Amazon.com include exclusive bonus tracks "The Way It Is" and "Mandolin Rain." BRIDE OF THE NOISEMAKERS will be available everywhere onJune 7. "Shadow Hand" is the first single to radio and was one of the "Most Added" songs at Triple A radio the first week out. Hornsby will be on tour in the U.S. throughout the spring and summer including a performance at Bonnaroo on June 12.
Says Hornsby: "I'm happy to now be hanging out with Adele on the Billboard 200 and I'm also extremely pleased that the classical composer, Elliott Carter, at 102 years old, is now represented on the Billboard charts, with our excerpt of his piece, 'Catenaires.'"
2. Country Doctor
4. This Too Shall Pass
5. Circus on the Moon
6. Defenders of the Flag
7. Intro - Bobby Read / webern - Variation II (excerpt) / Carter - Catenaires (excerpt)
8. Talk of the Town / Charlie, Woody, N' You
9. What the Hell Happened
10. Fortunate Son / Comfortably Numb
12. Little Sadie / White Wheeled Limousine / Just One More
1. Big Rock Candy Mountain / Candy Mountain Run
2. Line in the Dust
3. Shadow Hand
4. Tango King
5. Resting Place
6. Michael Raphael
7. Intro - Barber - Sonata, Movement IV (excerpt)
8. Gonna Be Some Changes Made
9. Dreamland10. The Good Life
11. Cartoons & Candy
12. Swan Song
13. Standing on the Moon / Halcyon Days
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Bruce Hornsby is managed by: Marc Allan
Red Light Management
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
SOURCE 429 Records