US multi-instrumentiste n le 19 Septembre 1945 Philadelphie (Pennsylvanie).

A strikingly gifted multi-instrumentalist with an intuitive understanding of American roots music styles and a sly sense of humor, David Bromberg has earned a following for his many solo recordings and has served as a sideman and collaborator with some of the most respected artists in his field. He stepped out as a solo artist in 1972 with an eponymous album on Columbia that featured "The Holdup," a popular song he co-wrote with George Harrison. Throughout the decade he managed a hectic schedule releasing numerous solo albums for Columbia and Fantasy while playing everything from dobro to fiddle on songs by an array of acts including Gordon Lightfoot, Ringo Starr, and Bob Dylan. Taking a lengthy sabbatical from touring and recording, Bromberg spent much of the next two decades studying the art of violin luthiery. He occasionally appeared with a new album, included 2007's Grammy-nominated Try Me One More Time, while establishing a successful business, David Bromberg and Associate Fine Violins, in Wilmington, Delaware. In the latter part of the 2010s, he put together a large group, the David Bromberg Band, which made a handful of colorful and eclectic albums including 2016's The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues and 2020's Big Road.
Bromberg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 19, 1945, and spent most of his childhood in Tarrytown, New York. As a teenager, Bromberg got hooked on rock & roll and began exploring the blues, folk, and country artists who informed early rock, such as Pete Seeger, Reverend Gary Davis, Muddy Waters, Flatt & Scruggs, and Bill Monroe. When he was 13, Bromberg began learning the guitar, and after graduating from high school, he attended Columbia University, where he studied musicology and began playing Greenwich Village folk clubs.
While his early gigs didn't pay much, he struck up friendships with a number of noted musicians and began studying with his hero, Reverend Davis. Bromberg's guitar skills didn't go unnoticed, and he began accompanying a number of Village folk acts both on-stage and in the studio, including Tom Paxton, Tom Rush, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Richie Havens. Bromberg was playing guitar with singer Rosalie Sorrels when she was booked to play the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival in Great Britain; Bromberg played an impromptu solo set after Sorrels was done, and he went over well enough that he was offered a deal with Columbia Records as a solo artist. Bromberg's self-titled debut was released in 1971, and featured the song "The Holdup," a radio favorite that Bromberg co-wrote with George Harrison. Between 1971 and 1976, Bromberg recorded six albums for Columbia and toured extensively as well as maintaining a hectic schedule of session work, lending his talents on guitar, Dobro, mandolin, and fiddle to albums by Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, the Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie NelsonGordon Lightfoot, Bonnie Raitt, Doug Sahm, and many more. (Bromberg also produced an album for Dylan that has yet to be released in full.)
In 1977, Bromberg signed a new record deal with Fantasy Records, and issued his first album for the label, Reckless Abandon; three more records of new material followed, but in 1980 Bromberg decided he was tired of the rigors of touring and took a sabbatical from the road, occasionally playing sessions for friends and staging occasional live shows but devoting most of his time to studying at the Kenneth Warren School of Violin Making in Chicago. It wasn't until 1990 that Bromberg released a new album, Sideman Serenade, and it was 2007 when his next studio set appeared, Try Me One More Time, which earned a Grammy nomination as Best Traditional Folk Album. In the meantime, Bromberg had established a successful business building and repairing violins as well as dealing in quality instruments, and in 2002 he opened a shop in Wilmington, Delaware, simply called David Bromberg Fine Violins. In 2011, Bromberg returned with a new and ambitious solo album, Use Me, in which he performed new songs written at his request by some of his favorite tunesmiths, including John Hiatt, Guy Clark, Dr. John, Keb' Mo', and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos. Riding the critical success of that release, he returned two years later with Only Slightly Mad, a diverse set of new originals and a handful of well-curated covers produced by Bob Dylan guitarist Larry Campbell. His next album, 2016's The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues, offered tasteful renderings of tracks by Sonny Boy Williamson, Ray Charles, and many others. Returning in 2020, he again worked with Larry Campbell, who produced Big Road, a typically eclectic album featuring Bromberg and his band recorded live in the studio.

http://davidbromberg.net/

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Fiddle, Dobro, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Bluegrass, Folk, Contemporay Country, Blues, Jazz, Rock 'n' Roll, Americana

https://youtu.be/CgOuM-2IEfc

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

05/1972 SP Columbia 4-45612 (US) .

The Holdup / Suffer To Sing The Blues

1972 EP Columbia AS 36 (US) .

Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina : Long Tail Cat / Listen To A Country Song / David Bromberg : Danger Man / Sugar On The Ground

01/1973 SP Columbia 4-45767 (US) .

Sharon / Hard Workin' John

03/1973 SP CBS CBS 1237 (US) Sharon / Hard Workin' John
1976 SP Fantasy F-785 (US) .

David Bromberg BAND - Such A Night / Bluebird

1977 SP Fantasy F-812 (US) (promo) .

David Bromberg BAND - I Want To Go Home (mono) / I Want To Go Home (stereo)

1978 SP Fantasy F-854 (US) (promo) .

Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (Medley [mono] / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (Medley) [stereo]

Albums

1971 LP 12" Columbia C-31104 (US)

David Bromberg - Introduction - Last Song For Shelby Jean / Suffer To Sing The Blues / Boggy Road To Milledgeville / Dehlia / Pine Tree Woman / Lonesome Dave's Lovesick Blues [No.] 3 /  Mississippi Blues / The Holdup / Sammy's Song

10/1972 LP 12" Columbia C-31753 (US)

Demon In Disguise - Hard Workin' John / Sharon / Medley Of Irish Fiddle Tunes / Diamond Lil / Jugband Song / Demon In Disguise / Tennessee Waltz / Mr. Bojangles / Sugar In The Gourd

1972 2 LP 12" Columbia A2S 33 (US) (promo) David Bromberg / The Kenny Loggins Band With Jim Messina :
DISC 1 : Davis BROMBERG : Hard Workin' John / Tennessee Waltz / Mr. Bojangles / Sugar In The Gourd / KENNY LOGGINS BAND with Jim MESSINA : Danny's Song / Lady Of My Home / House At Pooh Corner / Long Tail Cat / Listen To A Country Song
DISC 2 : KENNY LOGGINS BAND with Jim MESSINA :  Trilogy : Lovin' Me - To Make A Woman Feel Wanted - Peace Of Mind / Your Mama Can't Dance / Vahevala / Back To Georgia
01/1974 LP 12" Columbia KC-32717 (US)

Wanted / Dead Or Alive - The Holdup / Someone Else's Blues / Danger Man / The Main Street Moan / Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair / Statesboro Blues - Church Bell Blues / Wallflower / Kansas City / The New Lee Highway Blues

12/1974 2 LP 12" Flying Fish FF-101 (US)

Hillbilly Jazz :
DISC 1 : San Antonio Rose / Texas Blues / Take Me Back To Tulsa / Delta Blues / Fais Do Do / Breakfast Feud / Brown's Ferry Blues /  It's Dark Outside / Panhandle Rag / Blues For Dixie / Cherokee / Sentimental Journey
DISC 2 : Back Home In Indiana / Sitting On Top Of The World / Crazy Cause I Love You / Hang Your Head In Shame / Vassar's Boogie /  Little Rock Getaway / Yellow Sun / Gravy Waltz / C Jam Blues / Tippin' In / You All Come / Last Song For Shelby Jean

1975 LP 12" Columbia PC-33397 (US)

Midnight On The Water - David Bromberg BAND - (What A) Wonderful World / Yankee's Revenge / Medley : Leather Britches - The Red Haired Boy - Teetotaler's Reel - The Wind That Shakes The Barley - Drowsy Maggie / I Like To Sleep Late In The Morning / Nobody's / Don't Put That Thing On Me / Mr. Blue / Dark Hollow / If I Get Lucky / The Joke's On Me / Midnight On The Water / Midnight On The Water (A Texas Waltz)  - A Slow Air (Irish) - A Slip Jig (Irish) 

1976 2 LP 12" Fantasy F-79007 (US)

How Late'll Ya Play 'Til? - David Bromberg BAND :
DISC 1 : Danger Man II / Get Up And Go - Fiddle Tunes / Summer Wages / Dallas Rag - Maple Leaf Rag / Whoopee Ti Yi Yo / Young Westley / Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues / Bluebird / Idol With A Golden Head / Chubby Thighs / Kaatskill Serenade
DISC 2 : Sloppy Drunk / Bullfrog Blues / Sweet Home Chicago / Come On In My Kitchen / Will Not Be Your Fool / Such A Night

1976 2 LP 12" BUDDAH 87.001-2 (GER) City Of New Orleans - Steve Goodman with Bob Dylan, Maria Muldaur & David Bromberg :
DISC 1 : City Of New Orleans / Turnpike Tom / Yellow Coat / So Fine / Jazzman / Would You Like To Learn To Dance / The I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm Going Nowhere In A Hurry Blues / Rainbow Road / Donald And Lydia / You Never Even Call Me By My Name / Mind Your Own Business / Eight Ball Blues
DISC 2 : The Dutchman / Six Hours Ahead Of The Sun / Song For David / Chicken Cordon Blues / Somebody Else's Troubles / The Loving Of The Game / I Ain't Heard You Play No Blues / Don't Do Me Any Favors Anymore / The Vegetable Song (The Barnyard Dance) / Lincoln Park Pirates / The Ballad Of Penny Evans
02/1977 LP 12" Columbia PC-34467 (US)

Out Of The Blues -The Best Of David Bromberg - The Holdup / Send Me To The 'lectric Chair / The Joke's On Me / Mr. Bojangles / The New Lee Highway Blues / Suffer To Sing The Blues / Kansas City / Demon In Disguise / (What A) Wonderful World / Sharon

1977 LP 12" Fantasy F-9540 (US)

Reckless Abandon - David Bromberg BAND - I Want To Go Home / Stealin' / Sally Goodin' - Old Joe Clark - Wheel Hoss / Child's Song / Mrs. Delion's Lament / Battle Of Bull Run - Paddy In The Turnpike - Rover's Fancy / What A Town / Baby Breeze / Beware Brother Beware / Nobody's Fault But Mine 

04/1978 LP 12" Fantasy F-9555 (US)

Bandit In A Bathing Suit - David Bromberg BAND -  Mostly Electric : Bandit In A Bathing Suit / If You Don't Want Me Baby / Queen Ellen / Sweet Sweet Sadness / Peanut Man / Mostly Acoustic : Love Please Come Home - Blackberry Blossom - Dixie Hoedown - June Apple / Ugly Hour / Travelling Man / Northeast Texas Women

12/1978 LP 12" Fantasy F-9572 (US)

My Own House - My Own House (medley) : My Own House (Me Ain Hoose) - Hangman's Reel / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (medley) : Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - Roanoke - Possum Up A Gum Stump - Mississippi Sawyer / Early This Morning / Sheebeg And Sheemore / Cocaine Blues / To Know Her Is To Love Her / Georgia On My Mind / Chump Man Blues / Kitchen Girl / Spanish Johnny / Black And Tan / Lower Left Hand Corner Of The Night

1979 LP 12" Fantasy F-90303 (BRA)

The Best Of David Bromberg Band - Love Please Come Home / Ugly Hour / Cocaine Blues / Georgia On My Mind / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Sally Goodin' (medley) / Child's Song / Battle Of Bull Run (medley) / Spanish Johnny / Mrs. Delion's Lament

01/1980 LP 12" Fantasy F-9590 (US)

You Should See The Rest Of The Band - David Bromberg Band - Key To The Highway / Helpless Blues / Sharon / As The Years Go Passing By / Solid Gone / Yankee's Revenge (medley) : Leather Britches - The Red-Haired Boy - Teetotaler's Reel - The Wind That Shakes The Barley - Drowsy Maggie

1986 LP 12" Fantasy F-9641 (US)

Long Way From Here - The Viper / Loaded And Laid / Kitchen Girl / Long Afternoons / Jelly Jaw Joe / Nashville Again / Suffer To Sing The Blues / When I Was A Cowboy / Make Me A Pallet On The Floor / Trying To Get Home

1989 CD Rounder CD-3110 (US)

Sideman Serenade - CITY SONGS : Mobile Lil The Dancing Witch / Testify / Sideman's Samba / Midnight Hour Blues / COUNTRY SONGS : Top Of The Slide / Save The Last Dance For Me / Watch Baby Fall / Long Tall Mama / Come All You Fair And Tender Maidens

1992 CD Rabbit Ears RCE 74041 70226-2 (US)

Davy Crockett - David Bromberg - Nicolas Cage - Davy Crockett / Rampant / The Death Of Errol Flynn / Emily / Mike Fink's Asthma / Sleepytime Song For Sam / Ruth Rampant / Jacob's Joy / Rampant Redux / Buck Dancer's Choice

01/1995 CD Fantasy 7704 (US)

How Late'll Ya Play 'Til? - Vol. 1 : LIVE - David Bromberg Band - Live / Sloppy Drunk / Bullfrog Blues / Sweet Home Chicago / Come On In My Kitchen / Will Not Be Your Fool / Such A Night / Loaded And Laid / Make Me A Pallet On The Floor

01/1995 CD Fantasy 7705 (US)

How Late'll Ya Play 'Til? - Vol. 2 : Studio - David Bromberg Band - Danger Man II / Get Up And Go - Fiddle Tunes / Summer Wages / Dallas Rag / Maple Leaf Rag / Whoopee Ti Yi Yo / Young Westley / Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues / Bluebird / Idol With A Golden Head / Chubby Thighs / Kaatskill Serenade / Kitchen Girl / Long Afternoons / Nashville Again

05/1998 CD Columbia / Legacy CK-65263 (US)

The Player - A Retrospective - Sharon / The Hold Up / Mr. Bojangles / Suffer To Sing The Blues / Mr. Blue / The Joke's On Me / Sammy's Song / Yankee's Revenge / Leather Britches - The Red-Haired Boy - Teetotaler's Reel - The Wind That Shakes The Barley - Drowsy Maggie /  Wallflower /  Statesboro Blues - Church Bell Blues / Nobody's / The Main Street Moan / I Like To Sleep Late In The Morning / Dehlia / The Hold Up

06/1998 CD Fantasy FCD-24748-2 (US)

Reckless Abandon / Bandit in a Bathing Suit - David Bromberg Band - I Want To Go Home / Stealin' / Medley : Sally Goodin - Old Joe Clark - Wheel Hoss / Child's Song / Mrs. Delion's Lament / Medley : Battle Of Bull Run - Paddy On The Turnpike - Rover's Fancy / What A Town / Baby Breeze / Nobody's Fault But Mine / Bandit In A Bathing Suit / If You Don't Want Me Baby / Queen Ellen / Sweet Sweet Sadness / Peanut Man / Debby Boone / Love Please Come Home - Blackberry Blossom - Dixie Hoedown - June Apple / Ugly Hour / Travelling Man / Northeast Texas Women

08/1999 CD Fantasy 24752 (US)

My Own House - You Should See the Rest of the Band - My Own House Medley : My Own House - Hangman's Reel / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Medley : Don't Let Your Deal Go ... / Early This Morning / Sheebeg And Sheemore / Cocaine Blues / To Know Her Is To Love Her / Georgia On My Mind / Chump Man Blues / Kitchen Girl / Spanish Johnny / Black And Tan / Lower Left Hand Corner Of The Night / Key To The Highway / Helpless Blues / Sharon / As The Years Go Passing By / Solid Gone / Yankee's Revenge Medley : Leather Britches - Red Haired ...

2006 CD FestivaLink FEST0004 (US)

David Bromberg Quartet at MerleFest - April 29th, 2006 - Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / I'll Take You Back / Shuffle In A / Last Song For Shelby Jean / Dark Hollow / Last Date / Drown In My Own Tears / Testify About My Love / New Lee Highway Blues

02/2007 CD Appleseed APR-CD-1099 (US)

Try Me One More Time - Try Me One More Time / Kind Hearted Woman / Big Road / It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry / Buck Dancer's Choice / I Belong To The Band / Moonshiner / Shake Sugaree / Hey Bub / Love Changing Blues / When First Unto This Country / Levee Camp Moan / Trying To Get Home / East Virginia / Windin' Boy / Lonesome Roving Wolves

02/2008 CD Sbme Special 723837 (EUR) The Player - A Retrospective - Sharon / The Holdup / Mr. Bojangles / Suffer To Sing The Blues / Mr. Blue / The Joke's On Me / Sammy's Song / Yankee's Revenge Medley : Leather Britches - The Red-Haired Boy - Teetotaler's Reel - The Wind That Shakes The Barley - Drowsy Maggie / Statesboro Blues - Church Bell Blues - Statesboro Blues - Church Bell Blues / Nobody's / I Like To Sleep Late In The Morning / Dehlia
06/2008 CD Beat Goes On BGOCD 811 (UK)

David Bromberg / Demon In Disguise - Last Song For Shelby Jean / Suffer To Sing The Blues / The Boggy Road To Milledgeville (Arkansas Traveler) / Dehlia / Pine Tree Woman / Lonesome Dave's Lovesick Blues #3 / Mississippi Blues / The Holdup / Sammy's Song / Hardworkin' John / Sharon / Medley Of Irish Fiddle Tunes / Diamond Lil / Jugband Song / Demon In Disguise / Tennessee Waltz / Mr. Bojangles / Sugar In The Gourd

07/2008 CD Appleseed APR-CD-1110 (US)

Live In New York City 1982 - DAVID BROMBERG QUARTET - Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Medley : Red Apple Rag - Blackberry Blossom - Turkey In The Straw - Dixie Hoedown - Bill Cheatmen - June Apple / Wallflower / Stay All Night / Ookpik Waltz / When I Was A Cowboy / Dark Hollow / The Creeper's Blues / Midnight Hour Blues / Medley: Sally Gooden - Old Joe Clark - Wheel Hoss / On Our Last Date / Fairfax Country / The New Lee Highway Blues / Workin' On A Building

2009 CD FestivaLink FEST0415 (US)

The David Bromberg Quartet At Merlefest April 25, 2009 - Get Up And Go - Fiddle Tunes / Dark Hollow / Nobody's / Yellow Cab / Wonderful World / Lost My Drivin' Wheel / Somewhere Over The Rainbow / Watch Baby Fall / Will Not Be Your Fool

06/2010 2 CD Beat Goes On BGOCD 933 (UK)

Wanted / Dead or Alive / Midnight on the Water :
CD 1 : Wanted / Dead or Alive : The Holdup / Someone Else's Blues / Danger Man / The Main Street Moan / Send Me To The 'lectric Chair / Statesboro Blues - Church Bell Blues / Wallflower / Kansas City / The New Lee Highway Blues
CD 2 : Midnight on the Water : (What A) Wonderful World / Yankee's Revenge : Leather Britches - The Red Haired Boy - Teetotaler's Reel - The Wind That Shakes The Barley - Drowsy Maggie / I Like To Sleep Late In The Morning / Nobody's / Don't Put That Thing On Me / Mr. Blue / Dark Hollow / If I Get Lucky / The Joke's On Me / A Midnight On The Water / Midnight On The Water (A Texas Waltz) - A Slow Air (Irish) - A Slip Jig (Irish)

07/2011 CD Appleseed APR-CD-1127 (US)

Use Me - Tongue / Ride On Out A Ways / Bring It With You When You Come / Blue Is Fallin' / You Don't Wanna Make Me Mad / Diggin' In The Deep Blue Sea / Long Goodbye / Old Neighborhood / It's Just A Matter Of Time / Lookout Mountain Girl / Use Me

09/2013 CD Appleseed APR-CD-1135 (US)

Only Slightly Mad - David Bromberg Band - Nobody's Fault But Mine / Keep On Drinkin' / Drivin' Wheel / I'll Take You Back / Strongest Man On Earth - Maydelle's Reel - Jenny's Chickens /  Last Date / Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Mornin' / Fields Have Turned Brown / Cattle In The Cane - Forked Deer - Monroe's Hornpipe / I'll Rise Again / World Of Fools / You've Got To Mean It Too

2014 CD David Bromberg ? (US)

David Bromberg - Archive Recordings Volume One 1969-1979 - Cannonball / If I Get Lucky / Salt Creek / Danger Man / Pine Tree Woman / Wheelhoss / Every Day Of The Week / Fiddle Tune Medley (Johnson's Reel / The Growling Old Man And The Grumbling Old Woman - Kitchen Girl - Devil's Dream - Red Haired Boy) / Jelly Jaw Joe / Someone Else's Blues / Send Me To The 'lectric Chair / Statesboro Blues - Church Bell Blues

10/2015 2 CD Hotspur HS2CD1026 (UK)

Live In Utica '77 :
CD 1 : Get Up And Go - Fiddle Tunes / Sloppy Drunk / If You're A Viper / Dark Hollow / The Jugband Song / Yankee's Revenge / The Joke's On Me / Suffer To Sing The Blues
CD 2 : Danger Man / Battle Of Bull Run / Summer Wages / Sharon / Will Not Be Your Fool / Instrumental / I Tanto To Go Home

10/2016 CD Red House RHR-CD-297 (US)

The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues - David Bromberg Band - Walkin' Blues / How Come My Dog Don't Bark When You Come 'round? / Kentucky Blues / Why Are People Like That? / A Fool For You / Eyesight To The Blind (She Brings Eyesight To The Blind) / 900 Miles / Yield Not To Temptation / You've Been A Good Ole Wagon / Delia / The Blues The Whole Blues And Nothing But The Blues / This Month / You Don't Have To Go 

2016 2 CD Klondike KL2CD5032-1 (US)

David Bromberg with Dean Friedman, John Hammond & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Live At The Bottom Line, New York 1977 :
CD 1 : Long Tall Mama / Sadomasochist Song / Just No Way / Ariel / I Can't Be Satisfied / Live And Let Live / Truckin' Little Baby / Steady Rollin' Man / Statesboro Blues / Drivin' My Truck / Yonder's Wall / Chattanooga Choo-Choo / Doin' That Rag / Weekday Woman / Get Up And Go / Jam / Idol With A Golden Head / Nobody's
CD 2 : Battle Of Bull Run - Raddy On The Turnpike - Rover's Fancy / Viper / Untitled Song / Sally Goodin / Gain' Down The Road Feelin' Bad / Mr. Bojangles / Dark Hollow / Fiddle Tune / Will Not Be Your Fool / Encore: Sweet Home Chicago

04/2020 CD + DVD Red House RHR-CD-315 (US)

Big Road :
CD : Big Road / Lovin' Of The Game / Just Because You Didn't Answer / George, Merle And Conway / Mary Jane / Standing In The Need Of Prayer / The Hills Of Isle Au Haut / Medley Maiden's Prayer - Blackberry Blossom - Katy Hill / Diamond Lil / Who Will The Next Fool Be? / Take This Hammer / Roll On John
DVD : The Bromberg Experience - Mini Documentary / Big Road / Standing In The Need Of Prayer / Diamond Lil / Mary Jane / Roll On John

2020 2 LP 12" King KKC-1174/1175 (JAP)

Wood :
DISC 1 : The Saga Of Harrison Crabfeathers / Dolphin Dance / Come Together / Goodbye / Speak Low
DISC 2 : Freedom Jazz / I Love You / Straight No Chaser / All Blues / The Days Of Wine And Roses / Star Spangled Banner

Rocky Productions 29/12/2020