This Day In Rock. Bruce Hornsby
Bruce Randall Hornsby was born on November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is an American singer, virtuoso pianist, accordion player, and songwriter. He is probably best known for his 1980s signature song "The Way It Is" and the top five hits "Mandolin Rain" and "The Valley Road", all recorded as Bruce Hornsby & The Range, and for his long association with the Grateful Dead. In some of his solo albums (from 1993) he moved in a less commercial, more musically-challenging direction. From 2000 he recorded albums a series of albums as Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers.
Bruce Hornsby & The Range won the Grammy for Best New Artist on Feb. 24, 1987.