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David Bromberg Quartet 

When: Fri., Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $29, $39
Three important reasons why you should care about David Bromberg. 1) His guitar style is steeped in the blues but his musical career really started in the mid-’60s Greenwich Village folk scene, where David Bromberg became a much called-upon session artist who played hundreds of recordings by the likes of Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, and Carly Simon. 2) A random encounter with The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia at Woodstock (they both hid from the rain in a tepee) eventually led to four Dead members (Garcia included) playing on his second and third solo albums, Wanted Dead or Alive (1974) Midnight on the Water (1975). 3) From 1980 through 2007, Bromberg only performed and recorded sporadically, instead turning his attention to violin making. His official return came in 2007 with Grammy-nominated solo album Try Me One More Time – only after he'd settled in Delaware and opened violin sales and repair shop. His more recent sound encompasses elements of country, bluegrass, ragtime, and world music. His quartet includes Mark Cosgrove (guitar, mandolin, vocals), fiddler Nate Grower, and bassist Butch Amiot.
— Leilani Polk


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