Down Home And Uptown

PERFORMER: BRUCE HORNSBY

ALBUM: HARBOR LIGHTS

LABEL: BMG

THE BOTTOM LINE: This infectious, jazz-tinged rock comes straight from Virginia, and from the bottom of a restless heart.

"ON THE FRINGES OF TOWN, BUT also "sort of in the country": that's the way Bruce Hornsby describes the place where he lives and works now, outside Williamsburg, Virginia. He could just as well be describing the infectious, idiosyncratic music he's been recording since the breakthrough success of his first album, 1986's The Way It Is. Hornsby's tunes have a kind of metropolitan melodic sheen, with unexpected breakaway rhythms, and a lyrical simplicity that's...

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