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David Bromberg

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David Bromberg (b. September 19, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American guitarist. Bromberg has an eclectic style, playing bluegrass, blues, folk, country and western, and rock & roll equally well. He is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics. He has played with Jerry Jeff Walker and Bob Dylan, and is the co-writer, with former Beatle George Harrison, of the song The Holdup. He currently lives in Wilmington, Delaware where he owns a violin sales and repair shop. He occasionally performs at Wilmington’s Grand Opera House.

Jerry Jeff said that Bromberg is the reason that instruments have strings.


The quintessential musician’s musician, Bromberg is proficient on fiddle, many styles of acoustic and electric guitar (to each of which he lends a highly individual voice), pedal steel guitar and dobro. David Lindley, Norman Blake, Mark O’Connor, and Ricky Skaggs are among the small number of other major musicians with equal proficiency on three or more string instruments.

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  • granpubah

    saw his with 25,000 good friends in Central Park in 78

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • lottadogs

    saw him outside of Syracuse in the early 80s he was great

    26 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Flamelord

    "The best artists see almost no airplay. One must hunt for fine music to hear fine music." - too true bol.

    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • odinsacolyte

    Glad to see folks discovering this fine artist. Note: The best artists see almost no airplay. One must hunt for fine music to hear fine music.

    6 Jan 2011 Reply
  • adavisclan

    Attended many of Dave's small club concerts in San Francisco. Prefer him playing accoustic. Amazing work he did with Vassar Clements on "Hillbilly Jazz"

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
  • rompemonster

    Mr Bojangles!!!! nobody does this better than Dave!

    28 Oct 2009 Reply
  • julianweisser

    I saw him live like a year ago and it was amazing. I like all that I've heard but my fave is the solo acoustic Try Me One More Time. I hope something new will be put out soon!

    15 Sep 2009 Reply
  • sherbertscoop

    Last night my parents got home from dinner at their friends' house and my mum gave me a record that their friend had bought for me. He knew my taste in music and that I collected records so he thought it'd be a nice gift. The record was Demon in Disguise by David Bromberg. Neither I nor my parents had heard of it but their friend insisted that I would love it. I listened through the album once last night before I went to sleep, then again when I woke up. This music is AMAZING. It's artists like David Bromberg that make discovering new music so enjoyable.

    2 Aug 2009 Reply
  • bryaridd

    I love Bromberg!! Am I old?? I hope listening to david doesn't make me old??

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • drakeskullnl

    I used to listen to Bromberg like when i wuz really young so now im adding him into my library as token of honor

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Gunter_Band

    With deep respect and admiration. D & R Gunter

    21 Feb 2009 Reply
  • robotclaw

    Nice to see a bunch of youngsters enjoy Bromberg. I've been a fan for more than 35 years. Glad to see he's been performing again the past few years.

    20 Dec 2008 Reply
  • kaitiura

    If you like Bromberg or guys like Kottke, check out a guy named Don Alder on YouTube!

    7 Sep 2008 Reply
  • sexyshoesinc

    uhh.. david bromberg!! the best thing to step foot onto the stage, no doubt about it. his live concerts are utterly amazing. he's a god on the guitar. and mr. C is boss!! ha.

    30 May 2008 Reply
  • haarbl

    Why don't more of you losers listen to David Bromberg?!?!

    19 Apr 2007 Reply

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