Ricky Skaggs + Bruce Hornsby Perform on ‘Conan’ (Video)
Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby made an appearance on 'Conan' last week to promote their album, ‘Cluck Ol’ Hen.'
They performed a bluegrass version of Hornsby’s classic hit ‘The Way It Is,’ which is also on the newly-released album.
“Working with Bruce Hornsby is a show in itself,” Skaggs says of their collaboration. “He’s one of the best musicians I’ve ever played with. His talent level is very high and his take on bluegrass music is very much like jazz. It’s all just free form and fun.”
‘Cluck Ol’ Hen’ is a collection of live performances that the duo recorded while on tour together.
“We recorded quite a few of the live performances from our tour and came up with a really great CD,” Skaggs says of the album. “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.”
Skaggs and Hornsby are touring together again to promote the album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Music chart.