David Bromberg to Headline Port Townsend Blues Festival

BrombergHomePage3 On Friday, August 6, David Bromberg will make his first visit to Port Townsend in 20 years, backed by his own David Bromberg Quartet.

His live show remains as unique as ever, extraordinary events that follow no set pattern of selection. Give and take between band members is complete, spontaneous, and totally sincere.

Bromberg started playing guitar at age 13. He heard Pete Seeger and The Weavers and, through them, Reverend Gary Davis who became his mentor. He then discovered Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters and the Chicago blues. Bromberg’s sensitive and versatile approach to guitar-playing earned him jobs as a backing musician for Tom Paxton, Jerry Jeff Walker and Rosalie Sorrels, among others. He became a first-call, hired gun guitarist for recording sessions, ultimately playing on hundreds of records by artists including Bob Dylan, Link Wray, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, and Carly Simon.

A special treat for workshop participants – Bromberg will lead a blues guitar class on the last day of the workshop.