Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Rehab Reunion LP
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Dulcimer Led Music On Vinyl LP!
This Bruce Hornsby studio project includes guest spots from Justin Vernon (Bon
Iver) and Mavis Staples.
Rehab Reunion features Bruce Hornsby performing on the dulcimer backed by the
Noisemakers. The album expands upon the Noisemakers dulcimer led mini-sets which
have become fan-favorites during recent tours.
The iconoclast pushes the envelope once again, putting his piano aside and
writing and recording solely on the dulcimer throughout. "Some may ask,
ĎWhy?í, ĎWhat in the world?í" Hornsby says of Rehab Reunion. "What Iím
doing here is not about virtuosity: Itís about a song and a singer."
Produced by Hornsby and recorded in his Tossington Sound studio in Williamsburg,
VA, Rehab Reunion reflects a refreshing approach to his songwriting further
solidifying his reputation for uncompromising artistry. The piano-free ten song
recording features the Noisemakers ó J.T. Thomas (organ), J.V. Collier (bass),
Sonny Emory (washboard, cajon, drums), Gibb Droll (electric and acoustic guitar)
and Ross Holmes (fiddle, mandolin) ó and guest stars Justin Vernon (Bon Iver)
singing falsetto harmony on the emotional and epic first single "Over the Rise"
and the legendary Mavis Staples delivering a rousing gospel performance with
Hornsby on "Celestial Railroad."
"In my piano writing," Hornsby says, "Iíve gotten really bored with
triads. Iíve been that way for years. My piano writing has become more strange,
chromatic and dissonant. But on the dulcimer I love the limited palette that
youíre allowed to paint with. Itís just the white notes Ė itís not even like a
guitar, where the whole chromatic scale is on the fret board. On the dulcimer
itís just an old-timey instrument. Itís just scalar. So it limits your range and
it makes you write real simple songs. I kept writing more and more. And all of a
sudden the record needed to be made."
ē Vinyl LP
1. Over the Rise (feat. Justin Vernon)
2. Soon Enough
3. M.I.A. in M.I.A.M.I.
5. Tropical Cashmere Sweater
6. Rehab Reunion
7. Hey Kafka
8. T.S.A. Man
9. Valley Road
10. Celestial Road (feat. Mavis Staples)