David Bromberg (born September 19, 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a Jewish American musician and singer-songwriter. Bromberg has an eclectic style, playing bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country and western and rock and roll. He is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2008.


Raised in Tarrytown, New York,[1] Bromberg attended Columbia University in the 1960s and studied guitar with Reverend Gary Davis during that period. He has played with many famous musicians, including Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Jorma Kaukonen, Jerry Garcia, and Bob Dylan, and co-wrote the song "The Holdup", with former Beatle George Harrison, who played on Bromberg's self-titled 1971 album.

He began releasing albums of his own in the early 1970s on Columbia Records. His seven-minute rendition of "Mr. Bojangles" from 1972's Demon in Disguise, interspersed with tales about traveling with song author Jerry Jeff Walker, earned progressive rock radio airplay.

Bromberg currently lives in Wilmington, Delaware, where he and his wife, artist Nancy Josephson, own an extensive violin sales and repair shop, with a partial subsidy from the City of Wilmington, Delaware.[2] He occasionally performs at Wilmington's Grand Opera House.

Bromberg released his first new studio album since 1990 with Try Me One More Time on 27 February 2007, on Appleseed Recordings. The disc includes Bob Dylan's "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" and Elizabeth Cotten's "Shake Sugaree." The album was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Traditional Folk Album at the 50th annual Grammy Awards in 2008.


  • The Devil's Anvil (1967)
  • David Bromberg (1971)
  • Aereo-Plain (producer)(1971)
  • Demon in Disguise (1972)
  • Wanted Dead or Alive (1974)
  • Midnight on the Water (1975)
  • How Late'll Ya Play 'Til? [live] (1976)
  • How Late'll Ya Play 'Til?, Vol. 1 [Live] (1976)
  • How Late'll Ya Play 'Til?, Vol. 2 [Studio] (1976)
  • Hillbilly Jazz, Vol. 1 (1977)
  • Hillbilly Jazz, Vol. 2 (1977)
  • Reckless Abandon (1977)
  • Out Of The Blues: Best of David Bromberg (1977) - Compilation album
  • Bandit in a Bathing Suit (1978)
  • My Own House (1978)
  • You Should See the Rest of The Band (1980)
  • Long Way from Here (1987)
  • Sideman Serenade (1990)
  • The Player: Retrospective (1998)
  • Try Me One More Time (2007)
  • Live New York City 1982 (2008)


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This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at David Bromberg. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

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