Bluesfest Touring

David Bromberg Quartet

David Bromberg Band - Sydney
The Basement, Sydney
Mon 09 Apr 2012 - 01:00am to 02:00am
David Bromberg Band - Melbourne
Melbourne, The Toff
Tue 10 Apr 2012 - 01:00am to 02:00am

“The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them with a lover’s fingers and they moaned that true love right back to him. Wood and wire and flesh spoke.” – Jerry Jeff Walker

He’s played with everyone, he’s toured everywhere, he can lead a raucous big band or hold an audience silent with a solo acoustic blues and now he’s heading our way! DAVID picked up a guitar at 13 and has since become a first-call “hired gun” guitarist for recording sessions, intimately playing on hundreds of records by artists including BOB DYLAN ( New Morning, Self Portrait, Dylan ), LINK WRAY, THE EAGLES, RINGO STARR, WILLIE NELSON and CARLY SIMON.

But his solo work soon took off as a multi instrumentalist that grew into the DAVID BROMBERG BIG BAND . DAVID’s vast experience generated a truly unique sound encompassing bluegrass, ragtime, country and ethnic music that was influenced by a broad selection of the most amazing musicians around. The band dissolved in the 80’s and DAVID BROMBERG took time away from the live and recording scene.
2007 saw the release of Try Me One More Time, his Grammy nominated solo return to the studio and the touring circuit. But his latest album Use Me which was released in 2011 has re-affirmed his place amongst the greats. The album collaborating with and being produced by friends like fellow BLUESFEST artists, JOHN HIATT & KEB’ MO’ as well as LEVON HELM, LOS LOBOS, TIM O’BRIEN, VINCE GILL, WIDESPREAD PANIC, DR. JOHN and LINDA RONSTADT.

Use Me has received praise from all corners of the globe

“Bromberg . . . makes every track shine, like the A-list session man he’s always been.” – Will Hermes, Rolling Stone

“Great session players easily cross genres, and guitarist Bromberg is one of the great ones. For proof, look at his rootsy new concept album Use Me, for which Bromberg also sings solid lead vocals backed by the big-name collaborators he approached to write and/or produce songs. . .. And all of it’s a terrific listen.” – Bill Beutler, Boston Globe

“If you like Bromberg, or merely think you might like Bromberg, it’s a sure thing you’ll like this.” – Eric Alterman, The Nation

“Bromberg is simply one of the finest musicians you’ll ever hear . . . the guests here are big fun...but it’s Bromberg’s brilliant playing, and the inherent sense of humor embedded in most of the tunes, that make it beyond special. An artist who is the embodiment of the phrase “worldclass musician” Bromberg does not disappoint.” – David Malachowski, Daily Freeman, NY

Come and hear wood and wire and flesh speak as one of the great multi-instrumentalists and genuine session players performs around Australia for the first time.