Bruce Hornsby first signed his band, The Range, to RCA in 1985. Their debut album, The Way It Is, was released in April 1986 and produced three Top 20 hits, the most commercially successful was, The Way It Is, which featured Hornsby’s characteristically melodic right-hand piano runs. That album stayed in the charts for almost a year and a half and sold two million copies. Hornsby crosses the genres of improvisational, jam band, rock, gospel, jazz, bluegrass and blues rock, he is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who has been performing for forty years. He has made a name for himself with his spontaneity and creativity of his live shows. He toured exclusively with the Grateful Dead for two years during the beginning of 1990 doing over a 100 shows with the band until the death of Jerry Garcia and has since done multiple collaborations with the band. Bruce went on to do some solo work for a couple years releasing, Solo Albums: Harbor Lights in 1993 and Hot House in 1995. During the years between 1998 and 2000 Hornsby’s touring band lineup went through extensive changes. Bruce had been becoming more and more adventurous taking requests from audience members instead of sticking to a set list. Fans found this to be particularly innovative and Hornsby and his band was able to explore songs in a completely new fashion. Hornsby only plays a Steinway & Sons concert grand piano for each of his shows, he bought the piano in Zurich, Switzerland, while on a solo show tour in Europe in 1995 and he is currently using a Korg M1 synthesizer. Bruce Hornsby puts on a powerful show where you never know what you may hear from his extensive catalog of hits.