Quintet busts out the blues in South Burlington
The David Bromberg Quintet will be performing in South Burlington on Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m., at Higher Ground. Bromberg is touring for his Billboard blues-charting Red House release, “The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues.”
Bromberg’s incredible career includes collaborations with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Garcia, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, The Eagles and more. This is Bromberg’s 18th album, the latest in a solo career that began in 1971 on his self-titled debut. Produced by three-time Grammy winner and former Bob Dylan sideman, Larry Campbell, Bromberg’s first album since 2013 is a wonderfully curated selection of deep cuts from the blues genre, in addition to original compositions.
Bromberg is a decorated multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, song interpreter and lauded bandmate to the stars. He found his inspiration for the album when he heard Willie Nelson repeat a quote from Texas fiddler Johnny Gimble: “There’s only two kinds of music — the Star-Spangled Banner and the Blues.” Through Bromberg’s unparalleled playing and gift for interpretation, a crack band and Campbell’s tasteful horn arrangements, the record reaches electrifying heights as well as intimate acoustic moments, breathing fresh life into the songs of Robert Johnson, Bobby Charles, George “Little Hat” Jones, Ray Charles, and Sonny Boy Williamson, among others.
For more info visit highergroundmusic.com or call (802) 652-0777.
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