David Bromberg’s conversation with Kevin Barnes on ‘Bluesville’

David Bromberg

Americana music icon David Bromberg visited with Kevin Barnes Friday night, August 25, to discuss the David Bromberg Band’s August 27th appearance at The Cedar. Also featured were tracks from David’s latest Red House Records release “The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues.”

David Bromberg’s musical journey spans five-and-a-half decades and includes adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin) and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential “Aereo-Plain” LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre: Newgrass.

Listen to the chat and music from the recent disc here: