Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter David Bromberg, after nearly a half century as a recording artist, isn’t standing still. He is still pushing boundaries, still an iconoclast, still unapologetically unique, as he continues to explore his life’s journey via a path that might be considered “asymmetrical.” His musical expression is still inimitable and his scope of musical knowledge is encyclopedic. On his April 17 release, BIG ROAD (Red House Records), Bromberg and his band were determined to give fans “something of value” — in other words, a tangible, content-rich package of music, film, text and photos.
Featuring 12 new tracks, five hi-def performance videos and a mini-documentary detailing the album’s creation, BIG ROAD will be released through Red House Records in three formats: traditional CD, a gatefold vinyl album and a CD/DVD combo pack. In an age where recorded music has been devalued and relegated to a digital stream for smart phones, BIG ROAD returns the listener to the golden age of record making, when enjoying an album was a tactile, visual and auditory experience. Recorded at the the Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY with longtime producer, GRAMMY®-winner Larry Campbell, this collection is the most intimate portrait to date of David and his band, musically and visually, to date.
Bromberg’s road-tested band is anchored by Mark Cosgrove (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Nate Grower (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Josh Kanusky (drums, vocals) and newest member, Suavek Zaniesienko (bass, vocals). Joining David’s core band for the session are keyboardist extraordinaire Dan Walker on piano, organ and accordion, a stellar horn section of Bromberg regulars Birch Johnson (trombone), Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet), Matt Koza (tenor sax) and Bob Stewart (tuba) and producer Campbell (mandolin and pedal steel).
Highlights abound on BIG ROAD, from the title track, to ‘Loving of the Game’, to Bromberg originals ‘George, Merle & Conway’ and ‘Diamond Lil’, to ‘Standing in the Need of Prayer’ and many more. Throughout, Bromberg emphasizes musical inclusion, as many genres are represented: country, folk, blues, bluegrass, gospel and more. The video performances in the BIG ROAD package capture lightning in a bottle and showcase Bromberg in remarkable form. His vocals are unexpected and a thrill to behold, as is his camaraderie with his band.
We think you’ll agree that traveling the David Bromberg Band’s BIG ROAD is a trip work taking.
Bromberg’s relentless touring schedule belies his years, and an itinerary of upcoming U.S. dates is here: https://davidbromberg.net/upcoming- tour-dates/