Starting in June Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers will embark on a summer tour
that's currently set to run through early July. The band has also announced the addition
of two new members: fiddle-mandolin player Ross Holmes and guitarist Gibb Droll. Longtime
Noisemaker band members Bobby Reed and Doug Derryberry have departed the group.
"As the years go by and my music changes, I've been increasingly interested in hearing
some new sounds in my band. As I get older, I've become more of a folkie than a jazzer,
and I've felt the need to move the music accordingly," Hornsby explained in a statement.
"Bobby Read is one of the greatest musicians I know. I've loved playing with him , and
hope to always have opportunities to work with him. He was with us for twenty years, and
I'm so grateful for his great taste, good humor, soul and musicianship during his long
tenure," Hornsby continued.
"When I released the Spirit Trail album in 1998, I needed to find a guitar player who
could play John Leventhal's great orchestral guitar parts that enhanced that music so
much. Doug Derryberry filled that bill and much more, with his guitar, strong vocals and
mandolin playing giving us what we needed for fifteen years. He has been the oracle of the
band; we all have gone to Doug for help in remembering old parts, chords, lyrics and
endings through the years. Thanks go out to both of these great people for their efforts
and contributions adding so much to our sound for many years."
Here's the list of Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers's summer dates:
May 9th - Taste of Pinellas at Albert Whitted Park - St. Petersburg, FL
June 21st - Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater - Peachtree City, GA
June 22nd - Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN
June 23rd - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
June 26th - Roanoke Island Festival Park - Manteo, NC
June 27th - Pisgah Brewing Co. - Black Mountain, NC
June 28th - Paramount Arts Center - Ashland, KY
July 2nd - Freeman Stage - Selbyville, DE
July 3rd - U.S. National Whitewater Center - Charlotte, NC
July 5th - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater - Wilmington, NC