David Bromberg Quartet

A graduate of the '60s Greenwich Village folk scene, David Bromberg mastered guitar and a slew of other stringed instruments, becoming a highly regarded session musician on hundreds of albums by many of the era's heavy hitters. Extensively eclectic, Bromberg's string of '70s albums spanned everything from rock to jazz and blues to bluegrass. Bromberg has been out and about in recent years after a two-decade hiatus from performing. On last summer's Use Me (Appleseed), Bromberg collaborated with a wide array of pals, many of whom wrote new songs for the occasion, including a Vince Gill country ramble, a John Hiatt gospel-rock ballad, a Tim O'Brien bluegrass piece, and a characteristic quirky dose of New Orleans funk from Dr. John. It was obviously a labor of love for all involved: The picking is exemplary, the spirit is infectious, and Bromberg's dry, charismatically creaking vocals are in fine form. Opening will be Tom Feldmann, a superb picker in his own right. The Montrose-based self-taught guitarist is a fingerpicker and bottleneck ace who favors Reso-Phonics and specializes in vintage country blues and gospel. Tribute, his latest album with the Get-Rites, covers such key influences as Fred McDowell, Charley Patton, and Son House. (Photo by John Rees)
Fri., Jan. 20, 7 p.m., 2012

 
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