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Bruce Hornsby Stories

18 Artists Performing 18 Different Chuck Berry Songs

Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday at age 90.  It may be easier for him to stake the claim as the "inventor of rock and roll" than any other musician.Look no further than the artists who have adopted his songs into their own repertoire.  And it's not just one tune.  Sure there...

Looking Back At Fare Thee Well One Year Later

I was born in 1973. The Grateful Dead had already been an entity for 8 years, having travelled thousands of literal, and millions of psychic, miles by the time Id breathed my first.By the time I first saw Jerry Garcia he'd already faced down a diabetic coma, written just about all of his most impressive compositions,...

Beyondify: Superstars, New Psych, Americana & Locals

Beyondify is our periodic feature which features new music before it hits Spotfiy. There's a number of things to share in this edition, so I've decided to divide into fourdistinct segments: superstars, psychedelic, Americana and local bands.1. SuperstarsThe stars don't get bigger than Paul Simon. I was pretty surprised that when I first discovered this...

Anatomy of a Rumor: Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Reunion with Trey Anastasio & Bruce Hornsby at Soldier Field - July 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2015

 [1/16 Update. It's On]There's been chatter about something -- anything -- to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead since the 49th anniversary was just a month old. Bob Weir speculated as such in a Rolling Stone magazine interview last January ("we owe it to the songs").But that was a Furthur break-up,...

Photos / Setlist / Stream / Download | Bruce Hornsby @ Thalia Hall 10/23/14

Photos By: Heidi Peters | Audio: Z-ManBruce Hornsby has been going it alone recently in support of a new solo LP Concerts. Everybody at Thalia Hall last night took home a copy on CD, a nice bonus after two hours of non-stop playing and singing from the piano man.The CD, like the show, covers an...

Dead Is Jazz: The Grateful Dead's Greatest Jazz Collaborations

Guest Post by Paul Abella.  Paul is a musician, radio host, pundit and early supporter of The Barn Presents.  As a jazz guy who actively embraces and celebrates jambands like Grateful Dead and Phish, and even champions jammers on our local scene, his sensibilities are a natural fit for the site.  We...

Take Me To The River(Edge Park): Hornsby, Greensky, FGC & Old Shoe in Aurora 8/24/13 - Recap, Photos, Setlists, Audio & Video

Photos and additional reporting by Adam McCallThere's something going on in Aurora.Wait... Aurora? Home of Wayne's World? Closer to Joliet than Chicago? Well, actually, yeah.We've been hip to the fine Two Brothers Brewery for a while now. Their brewpub is situated in the old Burlington Northern Roundhouse at the end of the line...

Setlist, Recap & Photos: Bruce Hornsby & Van Ghost @ Park West 6/17/12

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers sucked the audience down a into wormhole on Sunday night. We entered an alternate reality where popular music valued chops and musicianship over flash and gimmick -- a world were Bruce and his primary musical outlet have had unparalleled commercial success over the past 25 years.But alas, we don't live...

Jamming With Pink: The Barn's Floyd Covers Mix Tape

[fblike style="standard" showfaces="false" width="450" verb="recommend" font="arial"]There are certain musical truths in this world. One of them (as this Venn Diagram explains) is that everybody loves Pink Floyd. Their fans are rabid and diverse and they've inspired musicians across a large swath of genres and backgrounds. And so, when I set...

Summer Camp Sunday: A Review In Chart Form

It took a little while, but I'm ready comment on my experience at Summer Camp Music Festival this year. I'll withhold detailed comment on the weather or conditions, but there is enough to say about the music, even with my Sunday only pass, to get on the page. So, in keeping with The Barn's sub-theme...