Fri, Nov 13, 7:30pm
Allow us to re-introduce David Bromberg, the Godfather of Americana. During his rise to prominence in the 70s, he became a first-call, “hired gun” guitarist, playing on hundreds of records by artists including Bob Dylan, Link Wray, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, and Carly Simon. Bromberg’s material, based in the folk and blues idioms, continually expanded with each new album. On Only Slightly Mad, set for release Sept 24th, fans will find blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish fiddle tunes, pop, and English drinking songs happily coexisting as they can only on a Bromberg album. For newcomers, the new album will be an introduction to an astonishing performer whose range and musical depth have delighted devoted audiences for over forty years and will for many years hence. “The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them with a lover’s fingers and they moaned that true love right back at him. Wood and wire and flesh spoke.”Jerry Jeff Walker.