He is an American singer, pianist, accordian player and songwriter. Hornsby draws frequently from classic, jazz, folk, motown, rock and blues music.
The Way It Is Album
I use to listen to this album when i was younger and it always reminded me of a hot, desert like location whenever i listened to it.
If you go to the right hand side of my blog there is a music player where i have put a couple of his tracks on so you can have a listen. Even the song title bring up vivid images of the old west.
The prominent use of piano drives most of the songs which is what i think help create this image of the west in my head and transport you to the American west when listening to it. Furthermore additional instruments like the harmonica helps more in creating a retro sound that could be heard back in the day.