Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers



Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers hit the stage at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, one of the coolest concert venues around. It’s in Charlotte, NC. In addition to the man-made whitewater river, you can do a zip line across the lake (and just behind the stage.) We were all suited up and ready for a zip line trip when lightning flashed and the zip lining was closed for safety reasons. Understandable but disappointing. Bruce, however, did not disappoint.


He and the Noisemakers (with a slightly different lineup in the band) did a great set, with one slight break for a rainstorm and another for a great fireworks display. He played lots of favorites, including Rainbow’s Cadillac, White Wheeled Limousine, Long Black Veil, Mandolin Rain and a great rendition of I Believe in Miracles.

Second set featured Sunflower Cat/It takes a lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry.

He closed the show with a Freddy King song, Going Down.