Bruce Hornsby to play with the Roots on ‘Tonight Show’ Wednesday

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Courtesy Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
Courtesy Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

Bruce Hornsby will be making an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday night to promote his latest album, “Rehab Reunion,” recorded with his long-running band The Noisemakers.

According to the singer-songwriter’s website, Hornsby and bandmate Sonny Emory, who plays washboard, cajón and drums for The Noisemakers, will play along with the Roots, the house band on “The Tonight Show.”

The Grammy Award-winning Williamsburg native trades in his trademark piano in favor of the dulcimer in this latest album. He is joined by Emory, J.T. Thomas on organ, J.V. Collier on bass, Gibb Droll on electric and acoustic guitar and Ross Holmes on fiddle and mandolin.

The ten-song album, which hits stores Friday, also features guest appearances from Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and the legendary gospel artist Mavis Staples.

Hornsby, who is an investor in WYDaily’s parent company, Local Voice, has been making the media rounds to promote the new album in recent weeks. In addition to his upcoming appearance on “The Tonight Show,” Hornsby will be touring with his band throughout the summer, including a stop in Williamsburg next week for Funhouse Fest. The band will perform the entirety of “Rehab Reunion,” along with Hornsby’s first album “The Way It Is,” on the second day of the three-day festival.

Fans who want to check out the album before it goes on sale later this week can listen to it now on National Public Radio’s program “First Listen.”

“The Tonight Show” airs at 11:35 p.m. Click here for Hornsby’s summer touring schedule.