Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Release 3 Live Albums
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers unveiled three live albums from an August 2019 run through Colorado. The band went all three shows without playing any repeats besides an improvised snippet of “Cast-Off” that made it into “White Wheeled Limousine” on the final night. Each live recording is available free-of-charge for download in MP3 format via nugs.net with lossless recordings available for purchase and streaming versions available for nugs.net subscribers.
Hornsby and his longtime band played the Dillon Amphitheater in Dillon, Colorado on August 16 (recording). The first night of the run started with “See The Same Way” and included such highlights as a 15-minute “The Way It Is” that began with a lengthy organ/piano intro.
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers moved on to the Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder on August 17 (recording). The pianist reached back to 2004’s Halcyon Days for the “Circus On The Moon” opener. Hornsby & The Noisemakers’ set also featured the title track from their new-at-the-time album Absolute Zero and more from the LP with “Fields Of Grey” serving as the encore.
On August 18, the famed musician and his group brought their tour to the Denver Botanic Gardens (recording). The pairing of “White Wheeled Limousine” and “Country Doctor” from 1995’s Hot House got the evening underway. Once again, Hornsby and company delivered a career-spanning performance that ranged from oldies “On The Western Skyline,” “Every Little Kiss” and “Across The River” to Absolute Zero tracks “Voyager One” and “Echolocation.”
August 16, 2019 – Dillon, CO
Set: See The Same Way, Candy Mountain Run, White Noise, Never In This House, The Way It Is, This Too Shall Pass, Cast-Off, The Valley Road, M.I.A. In M.I.A.M.I., Hey Kafka, I’ll Take You There, Line In The Dust, Sunflower Cat
Encore: Mandolin Rain
August 17, 2019 – Boulder, CO
Set: Circus On The Moon, Resting Place, Absolute Zero, Meds, End Of The Innocence, Fractals, Soon Enough, Shadow Hand, Over The Rise, Defenders Of The Flag, Tango King, Mighty Rainbow, Life Of The Party
Encore: Fields Of Grey
August 18, 2019 – Denver, CO
Set: White Wheeled Limousine, Country Doctor, Funhouse, Road Not Taken, Harbor Lights, Voyager One, Talk Of The Town, Gulf Of Mexico Fishing Boat Blues, Every Little Kiss, Echolocation, Prairie Dog Town, On The Western Skyline, Jacob’s Ladder, Try Anything Once
Encore: Across The River