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Skaggs, Hornsby tour again

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby will again join force starting in late February for a short tour.

"I always get excited when I know I'm gonna get to tour with my good friend Bruce Hornsby," said Skaggs. "Fireworks always happen." Skaggs' Kentucky Thunder will join them on the tour.

Hornsby said, "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."

Skaggs and Hornsby previously released two albums together, 2007's "Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby" and 2013's "Cluck Ol' Hen," a live set.

Tour dates are:
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

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