Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby Plot Road Trip

Rekindling a team-up that last took place six years ago, Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby are doing it again with an October-November run beginning in Indiana featuring bluegrass treasures and expanded hits.

The album – Cluck Ol’ Hen – drops Aug. 20 on Skaggs Family Records and features songs recorded during the tour supporting the album featuring the artists last collaboration, 2007’s Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby.

“We recorded quite a few of the live performances from our tour and came up with a really great CD,” Skaggs said.  “It’s a great merging of two different styles.  Listening to this live CD just reminded me of how much fun we had touring together.  Every show was a gift.”

Hornsby also values the collaboration, calling it the “most satisfying” of all his past team-ups.

“I’ve been fortunate to be a part of scores of collaborations through the years,” Hornsby said.  “Along with my time with the Grateful Dead, and the various Spike Lee projects, I consider the long-time association with Ricky to be the deepest and most satisfying collaboration of them all.  Hopefully this record captures the sound of a bunch of guys having a great time playing music together.  That’s what it sounds like to me.”

Skaggs, Hornsby plus Skaggs’ Kentucky Thunder Band will have more gifts for fans beginning Oct. 3 when they launch the outing in Carmel, Ind.  Stops include Los Angeles, Nashville, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Tucson.  Here’s the schedule:

Oct. 3 – Carmel, Ind., The Palladium
Oct. 4 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Taft Theatre
Oct. 5 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Oct. 18 – Los Angeles, Calif., Royce Hall Auditorium
Oct. 19 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Scottsdale Ctr. For The Perf. Arts
Oct. 20 – Tucson, Ariz., Fox Tucson Theatre
Oct. 24 – Broken Arrow, Okla., Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center
Oct. 25 – Overland Park, Kan., Johnson County Community College
Oct. 26 – Salina, Kan., The Stiefel Theatre For Perf. Arts
Nov. 1 – Milwaukee, Wis., Northern Lights Theater
Nov. 2 – Burnsville, Minn., Burnsville Performing Arts Center
Nov. 20 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
Nov. 21 – Morristown, N.J., Mayo Performing Arts Center 

Some shows are already on sale.  For more info click here for Skaggs’ website and here for Hornsby’s Internet hideout.