Win Tickets ($99): Grammy Winner Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers @ Revolution Hall | w/ CARM, Rock, Bluegrass, Blues
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers @ Revolution Hall on August 25. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed August 22.
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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
August 25, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $49.50 | 21+
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1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR
Based out of Williamsburg, VA, Hornsby first rose to national prominence with The Way It Is, his 1986 Grammy-winning debut album with The Range. The title track became the most-played song on American radio in 1987 while Tupac Shakur’s timeless song “Changes” builds on “The Way It Is” and set the stage for many subsequent versions of the track, including Polo G’s current single “Wishing For A Hero.” In 1991, Hornsby collaborated with Bonnie Raitt, playing on her iconic hit “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” Additionally, Hornsby was a part-time member of the Grateful Dead from September 1990 to March 1992, performing over 100 concerts in America and Europe.
By mid-March 2020 Bruce Hornsby, in that now historical year, had completed a brief tour of five concerts. “Then all of a sudden, wham!” Hornsby remembers, “Everything shut down.” With “Non-Secure Connection” to release in summer, Hornsby began promoting the album. “So that was fine,” he says, following with an innocent refrain that would become spooky that pre-spring among active musicians globally: “But our tours got postponed or cancelled.”
“’Flicted,” the album Hornsby then began to create, marks the conclusion of what Hornsby calls a trilogy, inaugurated with the lauded “Absolute Zero” (2019,) in which the native and longtime resident of Williamsburg, Virginia intermingles his diverse musical passions, recording not exactly a self-invented genre but a world of vibrant sound and text all Hornsby’s own.
The twelve songs that comprise “’Flicted’ take their starting points from soundtrack scoring, the visuals-linked area of music composition with a distinguished history. Inexorably at home, Hornsby investigated again the “cues” he had written for the director Spike Lee, with whom Hornsby has worked since 1990. These abbreviated instrumental score passages had sparked song creation on his two previous albums.
“I was stuck in my house,” Hornsby says, “so I gathered up some cues I hadn’t used on ‘Absolute Zero’ and ‘Non-Secure Connection.” Additionally, he considered closely a riff he had asked a collaborator from ‘Absolute Zero’ – Blake Mills, a Los Angeles songwriter-producer and, as Hornsby describes him, “sprung-from-Zeus guitarist” – to record. “Blake gave me,” Hornsby says, “about a minute-and-a-half of this little thing.” For the final installment of his trilogy, Bruce Hornsby was off to the races.
And yet, the 2020 routes of the “’Flicted” songs were less determined by European and American 20th -century modern classical composition than by the fleet ear-bud zings and danceable grooves of 21st-century high-speed rail: This is a Bruce Hornsby album informed by the lucid atonal challenges and serialist dissonant flows of its two predecessors but significantly more pop. Produced by Tony Berg, who adds his sense of 1960s Los Angeles studio rock to the mix, and Hornsby, the broad impression “’Flicted” builds is not divorced from the formally advanced “electric pop” of, say, a heavily streamed Taylor Swift-Zayn Malik duet. This is bold.
Such an amazing artist, He was the first concert I took my daughter to . Would love to go, thank you!
Love to see Bruce!
Bruce was awesome when he played with the Grateful Dead. This man makes any band sound incredible. Would love to see him live.
First saw Bruce live with the Further Festivals & The Other Ones shows in the Midwest. Moved to PDX in 2008 and my friend from Chicago is in town on the 25th to celebrate our birthdays. This show at this awesome venue would be a real treat! Thank you for giving all Bruce fans this opportunity.
Love live music and would love to win these tickets!
Wow! Ya his would be a throw back night!! I’d live to go hear them play.
What a wonderful gift this would be, I would love to take my daughter
This is a concert worth calling in sick the next day for.
Saw Bruce play with the Dead back in the day. Would love to see his later/newer stuff.
Bruce in Rev Hall. What a combo. Would LOVE to go!!!
This seems to be about in my range.
I’d love to go!!
I love their music. I want to attend a concert!
Bruce is one of my favorite artists and I am a big music fan. I’ve got an anniversary near the date and it would be a great celebration to share together with my wife. I’ll get dinner if you get the show….haha
I would be so excited to go to this concert!
Never seen Bruce Hornsby but have always wanted too since I was in the fifth grade! I specifically remember a classmate of mine going and coming to school the next day with a shirt on from the concert. I’ve always wanted to see him live!!
Wishing for two tickets. Hoping to win. That’s just the way it is.
Well I a huge fan of this Genre of music. My birthday is on the 27th and I would like nothing more than to be able to go to a concert for my birthday. I have an auto immune disease and was recently blessed with a new organ. I am now able to be active and healthy!!! This event would mean the world to me.
Saw Hornsby at Schnitz in 90’s and he let people write on paper requests. He collected pieces of paper one of which requested song Mandy. Bruce handled this with aplomb and deftly with class gave props to Manilow and then proceeded to play Mandolin Rain. He also managed to do this without it being awkward for the person who made the request.
Bruce Hornsby is my partner’s favorite – this would be amazing!
Charming and talented entertainer. And it’s my birthday !
I would love to see bruce again at rev hall. Pick me please!
Have been a big fan of Bruce’s songs for decades. It would be great to see him live and enjoy both his past & present gems.
Real musicians. Will be a stellar show.
Daughter and I are huge fan can’t believe they are going to be here in the PDX!
I would love free tickets!
What a fantastic evening!
I’ve always been a fan but never seen him live, would be great to go.