David began studying guitar at age thirteen and eventually enrolled in Columbia University as a musicology major. His sensitive and versatile approach to guitar-playing earned him jobs playing the Village “basket houses” for tips, the occasional paying gig and employment as a backing musician for Tom Paxton, Jerry Jeff Walker and Rosalie Sorrels. He became a first-call, “hired gun” guitarist for recording sessions ultimately playing on hundreds of records by artist including Bob Dylan, Link Wary, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson and Carly Simon.
Bromberg’s material, based in the folk and blues idioms, continually expanded with each new album to encompass bluegrass, ragtime, country and ethnic music. By the mid-70’s the David Bromberg Big Band included horn players, a violinist and several multi-instrumentalists. His 1971 debut included The Holdup, a songwriting collaboration with former Beatles George Harrison.
Location: Clayton, NY - 403 Riverside Drive
Contact: Julie Garnsey