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Rock and Roam

Musical musings from New York and beyond

At home in New York City, or on the road (again), Anne Margaret Daniel loves live music, and she'll take you there.

Rock and Roam

Musical musings from New York and beyond

At home in New York City, or on the road (again), Anne Margaret Daniel loves live music, and she'll take you there.

Why I Don’t Write About David Bromberg

Great article about DB.  And you're so right about what a generous bandmate/leader he is with everyone.  I am lucky enough to go on Cayamo, the Americana music cruise, every year, and he will be on again this coming February.  One of the best things about the cruise is the collaboration of the musicians with their fellow musicians that they don't get to jam with normally.  You never know what combo you'll end up seeing on stage.  Looking forward to seeing  Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams with DB, among others. 

Great article.  I have been seeing Bromberg since growing up NY at places like Queens College and My Fathers Place out on Long Island.  I saw him close the Telluride Blue Grass festival back in 2005 right after he came out of retirement and it was amazing.  He closed the first night with his big band ... and tore the place up.  All the young kids who had never heard of him were talking about him the next morning! 

There is a great documentary where he talks about why he quit music to become a violin maker  and opoening his shop in Wilmington.  And then how he started weekly music downtown and it ended up leading to a revitalization (and his un-retirement).   "Unsung Tresure"   Fascinating, check it out! 

Thanks Anne for posting this review of what sounds like an exceptional concert. But you had me going with the title to this piece. I clicked on it ready to do battle with why you wouldn't write about one of our underapprecated national treasures only to discover that you may love him too much to be objective. But objectivity be hanged.

I saw him here in Seattle on 8/9/2015 and it was fantastic even without all the excellent guests you got to witness. Booked as The David Bromberg Quartet it turned out to be a quintet as some very good local keyboard player sat in adding his piano and/or organ to the mix. I'm sure glad he came out of retirement to grace us with his presence on stage again.

I have very fond memories of seeing Bromberg in the mid-70s at some church near campus at RPI in Troy, NY. I'd been a fan, but the show knocked me out. I must admit I've kind of lost track, so great to hear he's still delivering the goods

David headlined " Stompin 76 " and I met him when he played The Last Resort in Athens Ga. He sat at our booth and had drinks with us in between sets 1977. Nice guy. 

I first saw DB in the early 1970s in Boston. His live music, his recordings, his humorous stories and his bands have always covered a wide swath of the best of American Music.  He contnues to be an inspiration.