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David Bromberg

Today's Clearwater Artist: David Bromberg

by Darren DeVivo

Calling David Bromberg an eclectic artist is an understatement. It's also an understatement if you try to describe him simply as a versatile musician. David is a singer and songwriter who is equally comfortable playing acoustic or plugging in and going electric. He can play guitar, fiddle, banjo, dobro and pedal steel. Missing anything? Probably. Rock, jazz, country, bluegrass, blues, folk. David has played them all...sometimes, within the same song. The cherry on top of all of this is his sense of humor, which often finds it's way into his work.

David Bromberg and Larry Campbell - Sunday Breakfast - 2013

by John Platt

David Bromberg and Larry Campbell have had a mutual admiration society for many years. It got renewed when Larry produced a session with David and Levon Helm for David's last album, Use Me, prompting David to ask Larry to produce his new CD, Only Slightly Mad. I was able to entice these two masters of multiple string instruments to join me in Studio A together. They shared memories of Levon, stories about Dylan, and insights into the art of the sideman — plus they treated us to three exquisite live performances.

Caramoor American Roots Festival

by Liz Noonan

WFUV presents The American Roots Festival at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, June 30th. With performances by David Bromberg, Hot Tuna Acoustic,  Eilen Jewell, Red Molly, and more on the grounds of the beautiful Caramoor Estate, it's going to be a great day!

Come spend your Saturday relaxing to the sounds of live music. Don't forget to stop by the FUV booth while you're there.

Tickets and details at Caramoor's website.

WFUV Pop Quiz: David Bromberg

by Laura Fedele

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Bromberg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Tarrytown, New York. He began playing the guitar when he was 13 years old and later enrolled in Columbia University as a musicology major. He got his real education in Greenwich Village, studying guitar with Reverend Gary Davis, and found himself in demand as a studio sideman for everyone from Bob Dylan to Carly Simon to The Eagles. He began releasing his own albums in the 1970's, but gave up performing in the '80s to learn violin making in Chicago.

David Bromberg - Words and Music - 2012

by Darren DeVivo

Roots musician David Bromberg has a very personal way of devoting himself to music. It sometimes requires that he abandons recording for years at a time, but lucky for us, he put together his latest album, 'Use Me', with the help of some impressive friends (like Levon Helm, Keb' Mo', Los Lobos, and John Hiatt) -- and he hit the road too. One stop was at FUV, where David caught up with host Darren DeVivo and performed a few solo acoustic tunes. [recorded: 02/29/12]

David Bromberg - Words and Music - 2011

by John Platt
David Bromberg's credits as a session player mean that an album of songs written by his friends features a pretty impressive line-up of artists, including Dr. John and Los Lobos. He calls the album 'Use Me,' and spoke more about the project in Studio A with FUV's John Platt. [7/18/11]