Americana Godfather: David Bromberg Quintet to Headline Missoula Concert

Acclaimed Americana outfit, the David Bromberg Quintet, will headline a performance at the Wilma on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

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David Bromberg’s career spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – 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. For the first time in 2008, Bromberg was nominated for a Grammy for his album, Try Me One More Time.

Bromberg’s guitar work remains a marvel; amped electric lead – both slide and fretted – and delicately powerful acoustic fingerpicking propel these songs with the same force that made him the go-to guy for acts ranging from the Eagles to Link Wray to Phoebe Snow. This is a man who can go full-on Chicago gutbucket with “You Don’t Have to Go” (a Bromberg original), then slay with the jazz inflections of Ray Charles’ “A Fool for You,” rendered here intimately solo.

Aside from Bromberg, the Quintet consists of Suavek Zanisienko, Mark Cosgrove, Nate Grower, and Josh Kanusky.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 10th at 10AM at The Top Hatonline or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. All tickets are general admission seating. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.

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