David Bromberg Returns as Godfather of Americana with Fall Tour

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

David Bromberg is a flat picker on par with Doc Watson and Clarence White, an inimitable, expressive singer, a witty songwriter and a gifted interpreter. His mastery of American vernacular music as a guitarist and vocalist, fluid in country blues and Dixieland, bluegrass and fingerpicking folk, is widely envied as is his "storied career" (Rolling Stone) that began in the late 60s. Now, the multi-instrumentalist's full range of Americana roots are on display on ‘Only Slightly Mad,’ (September 24, Appleseed) -- an album shot through with an unhinged intensity that is unmistakably Bromberg. He's taking these blues, gospel and ersatz British drinking songs (and more) on the road for a tour that include a feature slot at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville on September 19. With Bromberg on lead vocals, guitar, fiddle and mandolin, his band for the tour will feature the players from ‘Only Slightly Mad,’ an album that arrives as a crowning moment in a career that has included collaborations with Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Jerry Garcia. A high-energy outfit that's equally capable of full-volume stomps and hushed sing-alongs, the band is Mark Cosgrove (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Butch Amiot (bass, vocals), Nate Grower (fiddle, mandolin) and Josh Kanusky (drums). In addition to Bromberg's appearance at the star-studded Americana Music Festival, where he'll perform as one of the legendary artists of the genre, the tour includes several solo shows as well as a date with multiple Grammy-winner and ‘Only Slightly Mad' producer Larry Campbell. Recorded at Levon Helm's barn and released on Appleseed Recordings, ‘Only Slightly Mad’ Listen to the album’s first single, “Nobody’s Fault But Mine,” at Rolling Stone: http://rol.st/16DIxPq David Bromberg Tour Dates:Sept. 13 — Salt Lake City, UT — State RoomSept. 14 — Denver, CO — Oriental TheatreSept. 19 — Nashville, TN — Americana Music Festival at The Station Inn (part of Americana Music Conference)Sept. 20 — St. Louis, MO — Old Rock House *Sept. 21 — Kansas City, MO — Knuckleheads Saloon *Sept. 27 — Woodstock, NY — Bearsville Theater * (with Larry Campbell)Oct. 1 — New York City, NY — City WineryOct. 4 — Fall River, MA — Narrows Center for the ArtsOct. 5 — Stowe, VT — Spruce Peak Performing Arts CenterOct. 10 — Cincinnati, OH — 20th Century TheaterOct. 11 — Ann Arbor, MI — The ArkOct. 12 — Evanston, IL — The SpaceOct. 13 — Evanston, IL — The SpaceOct. 25 — Bethlehem, PA — Musikfest Café at the Artsquest Center at SteelStacksOct. 26 — Norfolk, CT — Infinity HallNov. 1 — Roanoke, VA — Kirk Ave Music HallNov. 2 — High Point, NC — High Point TheatreNov. 3 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s CradleNov. 8 — Alexandria, VA — BirchmereNov. 9 — Tarrytown, NY — Tarrytown Music HallNov. 15 — South Orange, NJ — South Orange Performing Arts CenterNov. 16 — Port Washington, NY — Landmark on Main StreetNov. 17 — Harrisburg, PA — Appalachian Brewing Company *Dec. 4 — Portland, OR — The Aladdin TheaterDec. 5 — Seattle, WA — The Triple DoorDec. 11 — Charlotte, NC — Visulite Theatre *Dec. 12 — Decatur, GA — Eddie’s Attic *Dec. 13 — Athens, GA — The Melting Pot *Dec. 14 — Bloomingdale, GA — Randy Wood Guitars * * David Bromberg solo