Singer / Songwriter
Known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time, DAVID BROMBERG is a Grammy nominated artist.
Bromberg attended Columbia University in the 1960s and studied guitar with Reverend Gary Davis. He has played with many famous musicians, including Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Jorma Kaukonen, Jerry Garcia, Rusty Evans/The Deep and Bob Dylan, and co-wrote the song “The Holdup” with former Beatle George Harrison, who played on Bromberg’s self-titled 1971 album.
Bromberg began releasing albums of his own in the early 1970s on Columbia Records. His seven-minute rendition of “Mr. Bojangles” from 1972’s Demon in Disguise, interspersed with tales about traveling with song author Jerry Jeff Walker, earned Bromberg progressive rock radio airplay. In 1973, he played mandolin, dobro, and electric guitar on Jonathan Edwards’ album Have a Good Time for Me. David Bromberg and Associates Fine Violins
Bromberg released his first new studio album since 1990 with Try Me One More Time on 27 February 2007, on Appleseed Recordings. The disc includes Dylan’s “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry” and Elizabeth Cotten’s “Shake Sugaree.” The album was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Traditional Folk Album at the 50th annual Grammy Awards in 2008.