Thursday, April 06, 2006

Terrific David Bromberg profile

Ever since seeing David Bromberg a year ago at Strawberry Spring, I've been curious to learn how he ended up as a violin maker and dealer and musical laureate in Wilmington, Del. Today's Washington Post has a wonderful front page article, "In Fine Fiddle," that paints a three-dimensional portrait of the virtuoso guitarist who worked with just about every major folk-rock musician and led his own band in the '70s and '80s before quitting the touring life.

These days, Bromberg is playing a modest schedule of festival and club dates, in addition to his day job as a fine instrument dealer and role as Wilmington's musical muse. This month, he'll be playing at MerleFest, and he is also on the bill at the Floyd Fest, Edmonton Folk and Rhythm & Roots festivals later this season.

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