David Bromberg

Genres: Blues Documentaries Folk Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 September 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A prolific session musician who later recorded a series of albums under his own name. Proficient on guitar (primarily acoustic), violin, mandolin and banjo, Bromberg’s music embraces elements of folk, blues, bluegrass, rock, comedy and lengthy narrative stories often inserted between choruses. His career began in New York’s Greenwich Village in the 60s, where he performed on sessions for such diverse artists as Jay And The Americans, Tom Paxton, Rick Derringer, Blood, Sweat And Tears, Jerry Jeff Walker, Chubby Checker and Bob Dylan - he performed on the latter’s Self Portrait and New Morning albums in 1970 and 1971.

Bromberg signed a recording contract with Columbia Records and released a self-titled album in 1971. His next two albums, Demon In Disguise and Wanted Dead Or Alive, included guest appearances by members of the Grateful Dead. 1975’s Midnight On The Water...

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