Win Tickets ($70): David Bromberg Quintet @ Aladdin Theater | Newgrass, Folk, Country, Blues, Jazz

We are giving away a pair of tickets to David Bromberg Quintet @ Aladdin Theater  on September 30. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 28.


From our sponsors:
David Bromberg Quintet
September 30, 2018
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $35 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues.

His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential Aereo-Plain LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre: Newgrass.

Add in a period of self-imposed exile from his passion (1980-2002), during which he became a renowned violin expert, and Wilmington, Delaware’s cultural ambassador; top that off with a triumphant return to music-making, and you have an amazing tale leading back to one place: the blues.

Now, with The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues, his first release for Red House Records, Bromberg and multi-Grammy-winning producer/accompanist Larry Campbell (Dylan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon) focus on the music David discovered in high school, when, circa late 50s, he was introduced to a friend’s dad’s collection of blues 78s. He’d only just taken up guitar as a means to pass the time while in bed with the measles.

“I loved those 78s so much,” says David, “I taped them on a portable reel-to-reel, so I could listen at home and learn.”

That love is evident in The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues. The album is both blues primer and an opportunity to witness a master embracing this distinctly American music with passion and grace.

“There’s a lot of different types of blues on there,” Bromberg notes. “We decided to start it off with a dyed-in-the-wool blues [Robert Johnson’s “Walkin’ Blues”], but there’s also country blues [“Kentucky Blues”], and gospel-influenced blues [“Yield Not”].”

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21 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): David Bromberg Quintet @ Aladdin Theater | Newgrass, Folk, Country, Blues, Jazz

  1. Jenn September 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

    Ooohh yes, please!

  2. Camille September 18, 2018 at 10:07 pm #

    What a way to ring in the autumn – with some David Bromberg Americana alongside the start of the rainy season! Sounds nourishing and a perfect way to armor up with goodness before being chilled for months! Thanks, PDX Pipeline! You’re the best.

  3. Mauraborealice September 19, 2018 at 11:17 am #

    I saw him very early in his career. He was super talented then, played multiple instruments with ease.
    It would be fun to hear the evolution over time…

  4. Matt September 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

    Great musician. I always wanted to see David. I hope it works out for me.

  5. Evan David September 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    I’ve wanted to experience David Brothers live…

  6. Robert September 20, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

    oh my my yes, sounds like a swell time!

  7. Linda Malenowsky September 22, 2018 at 9:25 pm #

    Opportunity to watch a wonderful musician do what he does best.

  8. Hillary September 24, 2018 at 6:37 am #

    Yes! Live bluegrass to ring in the fall!

  9. Ryan September 24, 2018 at 10:04 pm #

    This would be awesome!

  10. TODD TOLCES September 25, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    Can’t wait! Should be a fantastic show!

  11. TODD September 25, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

    Can’t wait! Should be awesome!

  12. Keith September 25, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

    This would be a great time, Love David Bromberg!

  13. Orest September 25, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

    Great musician. I hope I will win.

  14. Lee Widener September 25, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

    Lifelong fan of David Bromberg! Would love to see this show!

  15. Judy Castillo September 26, 2018 at 6:22 am #

    Would love to see this show with my guy!

  16. LINDA ANTHONY September 26, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    Hes such an interesting guy. I’m so glad he decided to return to doing shows again. Would love to see him!

  17. Bri Lindley September 26, 2018 at 11:06 am #

    I would love to take my jazz-musician hubby to this show – this sounds amazing!

  18. Bill King September 27, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

    What could be better on a sunday night than watching a grizzled old veteran of blues and sarcasm in a great venue like the Aladdin! He used to come through pretty often when his son lived here, sad that it’s so infrequent now.

  19. Aurianna September 27, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

    Jazz is my middle name!

  20. Nancy September 29, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

    I want to see and listen to this

  21. Jerry Manuell September 30, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

    Saw him first time front row table mid-eighties in NYC. Was hooked immediately. From the Bottom Line to SF’s Great American to the Aladdin and outdoor festivals in between. ALWAYS a fun time. You know you’ve had a great time when you leave with an ear to grin.

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