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A gifted multi-instrumentalist, David Bromberg performs as a solo musician but is also noted for his work with the David Bromberg Band. He also occasionally takes to the stage as part of a duo and with the David Bromberg Quartet. Born in 1945 in Philadelphia, Bromberg is principally a folk and bluegrass musician. However, his style changes depending on the project he is working on, and much of his music could just as easily be categorised as country, blues or even rock ’n’ roll. Elements of jazz are also to be heard among his many songs. Bromberg's style of finger picking has won him much praise. He is said to have learnt this from Reverend Gary Davis, the bluesman who influenced the styles of many great guitarists, from Bob Dylan to Jerry Garcia.
Among Bromberg's many accomplishments as a musician is his ability to simultaneously blend traditional rhythm guitar with elements that are more associated with lead guitar. He is also an accomplished mandolin player, as well as performing on the fiddle and pedal steel guitar from time to time. As such, he has been in demand as a session musician as well as leading his own bands. He is well known for his collaboration with George Harrison, with whom he penned the song “The Holdup”.
David Bromberg's career milestones
Signed to Columbia Records, Bromberg's first releases came about in 1972. Two LPs, David Bromberg and Demon in Disguise, were unleashed on the public in that year. The latter featured a version of “Mr Bojangles”, which was much played on progressive rock radio stations in the US at the time. A further six studio albums followed in that decade, plus a retrospective LP entitled Out of the Blues: the Best of David Bromberg.
In the 1980s and 1990s, just four album releases followed. However, by the turn of the century, Bromberg was again making multiple releases. Try One More Time came out in 2007 and received a Grammy Award nomination the following year. Use Me, released in 2011, is another notable work that received a good deal of critical acclaim in the music press. At this time, Bromberg also released a number of instructional DVDs focusing on his advanced guitar techniques.
Bromberg is noted for his work with other musicians, particularly Bob Dylan, because the two collaborated on several of Dylan's albums in the early 1970s. Bromberg has also appeared on recordings by Tom Paxton, the Eagles and Ringo Starr, to name but three.
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