R.S. Hornsby 1980-2009

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I had followed Bruce’s career for sixteen years before I first saw R.S.Hornsby join the band onstage. Unmistakably a Hornsby on sight, but to hear him play you were left in no doubt. A world-renowned band, with decades of experience behind each member, changed that night with the addition of a prodigious talent of 20 years old. R.S. immediately brought his own sound and added greatly to songs far older than he was, from the Dead catalog to Bruce’s established range. Spoken of as the “next generation of Deadhead” by those who followed the Dead everywhere, R.S. brought a significant presence with his playing and his character. I’d frequently hear (and always ask), “Is R.S. playing tonight?” Behind the stage, R.S. was an affable and gracious young man, whose humility belied his gifts. There always seemed to be as big a commotion around him as his uncle, yet he would always seek you out with a warm greeting, a good-natured rib and a huge grin. He was as much a part of the fun offstage as on it – and he was hugely influential in both domains. R.S. left a real and tangible gift with us all, and as long as the music goes around… so does...

Music

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Encouraged by R.S.’s family, we will continue to share that music freely. R.S. had a talent that demanded attention, and I hope that this site has served to share that gift with you. We can all play a part in spreading the word – spin some of those MP3 files you just downloaded onto a CD, as a gift for a friend who has never heard them. Post them online anywhere appropriate. Or, e-mail a sample to a friend. And if you do choose to share the wealth, please be sure to credit the young man who you’ve enjoyed listening to on this website, and for the last nine years or more. These are some selected MP3s from archives of R.S.’s performances with Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, in chronological order. The final song, Halcyon Days, is solely R.S. and his uncle Bruce. Right-click on each of the song titles to download. If you’d like to hear more, please visit www.rshornsby.com, maintained by Bobby Hornsby. Rainbow’s Cadillac 
- Telluride, CO (8.49mb)
 .. June 18 2000 The Show Goes On 
- Hyannis, MA (7.53mb) .. 
August 3 2001 The Tide Will Rise 
- Hyannis, MA (6.24mb)
 .. August 3 2001 Sugaree
 – Hyannis, MA (10.41mb)
 .. August 3 2001 Walk in the Sun
 – Hyannis, MA (7.53mb) .. 
August 3 2001 Talk of the Town 
- Cary, NC (11.94mb) .. 
August 20 2004 The Way It Is 
- Cary, NC (8.78mb)
 .. August 20 2004 Big Rumble > Mandolin Rain 
- Asheville, NC (11.33mb)
 .. August 21 2004 Mirror on the Wall
 – Burlington., VT (9.73mb)
 .. October 30 2004 Across the River > Morning Dew 
- Asheville, NC (9.38mb)
 .. August 11 2006 Pastures of Plenty > Crown of Jewels 
- Asheville, NC (9.49mb)
 .. August 11 2006 Sunflower Cat > King Harvest 
- Asheville, NC (13.53mb)
 .. August 11 2006 Halcyon Days 
– Charlottesville, VA (6.19mb)
 .. August 22...

Photos of R.S.

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Standing on the Moon

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Standing on the Moon