, Pioneer Place, $35
A return engagement by multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, sideman, and band-leader David Bromberg. Bromberg’s roots go back to the Greenwich Village folk revival scene, and since then he has played with everyone from Jerry Jeff Walker and Jorma Kaukonnen to Jerry Garcia, Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan. The Pioneer Place stage offers a close-up view of this living legend.
“The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them with a lover’s fingers and they moaned that true love right back at him. Wood and wire and flesh spoke.”–Jerry Jeff Walker
“The extraordinary folk-blues guitarist David Bromberg has strolled back into the spotlight as abruptly as he resigned from it nearly three decades ago . . . The fluid, orchestral invention of Bromberg’s fingerpicking . . . is in undiminished bloom, invigorating sturdy old blues and ballads. . . .”–David Fricke, Rolling Stone
“David Bromberg has more American roots music in his right pinky than the collective weight of several thousand critically lavished recordings since his own last album. . . . Delta blues, Appalachian folk and Jelly Roll Morton jazz rise from his Martin into the air, more like a scent than a sound. Mmmmm, it that buttermilk biscuits? Who on earth doesn’t like buttermilk biscuits?”–Danté Dominick, Austin Music Magazine
“Bromberg’s guitar playing is as agile as ever, and his song choices are astute: tales ofdeath, sex and struggle that sound astonishingly relevant, funny and moving stripped to their essence. . . . Bromberg’s vocals sound bigger, freer and friskier than ever.”–Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune
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