David Bromberg Movies and Career Information

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Virgo
Sep 19, 1945
Philadelphia
Writer

David Bromberg (born September 19, 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. Bromberg has an eclectic style, playing bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country and western, and rock & roll equally well. He is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time. In 2008, he was nominated for a Grammy Award. Raised in Tarrytown, New York, 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, Rusty Evans/The Deep and Bob Dylan, and co-wrote the song "The Holdup", with former Beatle George Harrison, who played on Bromberg's self-titled 1971 album. Bromberg 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 Bromberg progressive rock radio airplay. The riff from the song "Sharon," on the same album, was sampled by the Beastie Boys for

  • Movies Written by David Bromberg
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