Just got home from seeing David Bromberg at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque (thanks to my good friend Steven Day). David is a great guitarist/ singer/songwriter with a style encompassing folk, blues, and shades of bluegrass who first came to the public eye in the early 70’s. He’s played with everyone from Jerry Jeff Walker to George Harrison. David had the audience enthralled; Bromberg is a master performer and storyteller. Highlights for me include a tune by 30’s blues duo Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell as well as a great take on “Kindhearted Woman Blues” by Robert Johnson.
I never tire of seeing an audience taken into a performer’s universe. It’s so inspiring! Bromberg had the audience thoroughly engaged, singing along and laughing at his humorous quips all night. I’d never heard David before tonight and I’m so happy to discover his music for the first time. If you are a fan of folk or blues you should definitely check him out.