RICKY SKAGGS AND BRUCE HORNSBY REUNITE FOR SELECT 2017 TOUR DATES Six-city Tour Kicks-off February 26 in Tarrytown, NY with Additional New York Dates to Follow as Well as Stops in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
Nashville, Tenn. (January 10, 2017) - Country and bluegrass legend and renowned pianist and songwriter , fellow friends and , will soon hit the road once again to collaborate with Skaggs' razor-sharp band on brand new tunes and traditional bluegrass classics. The " " tour kicks-off on in , with additional New York dates to follow, as well as stops in , , and .
"I always get excited when I know I'm gonna get to tour with my good friend Bruce Hornsby," says Skaggs. "Fireworks always happen!"
Hornsby adds, "The level of virtuosity required to play bluegrass music with the freaks of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder requires a good deal of practice; I always have to prepare a good deal, practicing with the metronome at break-neck speed, crazy tempos, to be able to hang with those guys."
Without any restrictions, their music is as fascinating and masterful as the two stars that created it. The pair blends songs drawn from deep roots in mountain music, adding piano and Hornsby's inimitable songwriting to Skaggs' instrumental core of mandolin, guitar, bass, fiddle and banjo into a musical feast. Punctuating the show is a vibrantly expansive version of Hornsby's early hit "" and a performance of " ," and to sum up the free-spirited nature of their collaborations, Skaggs and Hornsby joyfully present the vintage fiddle tune " ." Skaggs and Hornsby promise to kick up a storm with their mix of high-lonesome harmonies, full throttle bluegrass picking, and improvisational piano.
Feb 26 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
Feb 27 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
March 1 - Brookville, NY - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
March 3 - Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
March 4 - Wilmington, DE - The Grand Opera House, Copeland Hall
March 5 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort & Casino at The Showroom