Virginia’s own Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers will take the stage at Maymont for the Music at Maymont concert series July 20th, it was announced today.
Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter from Williamsburg, Virginia, always has succeeded on his exceptional gifts, his training, and his work ethic. He became a global name in music by reimagining American roots forms as songs that moved with the atmospheric grace of jazz. “The Way It Is” defined sonic joy on the radio, however as a hit record it also evidenced a thrilling re-structuring, and during the years afterward Hornsby, in staggeringly diverse ways, has kept going.
He has returned to traditional American roots forms, collaborating with Ricky Skaggs. He has played with the Grateful Dead. He has fused the plunk and dazzle of twentieth-century modernist classical composition to singer-songwriter emotional inquiries. He has scored films. He has performed with symphony orchestras. If the sound of an arrogant air-conditioner or a stretch of rude playing caught his ear, he has entered the hallowed doors of the conservatories of punk. So when Hornsby describes Absolute Zero, his new album, as “a compendium of what I like and moves me,” don’t expect perhaps a thing or two new. Prepare for a multi- faceted ride.
he musical style of Amos Lee encompasses folk, rock, and soul. Since his debut album, “Amos Lee,” was released in 2005, he’s toured with Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Adele, and more. His latest release, “My New Moon,” came out in August, 2018.
Tickets go on sale March 22nd at ticketfly.com. Doors open at 6:00 PM and tickets range from $41 to $66.
The Maymont Stage is located at 1700 Hampton Street in Richmond.