Win Tickets ($70): David Bromberg @ Aladdin Theater | American Roots, Bluegrass, Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to David Bromberg @ Aladdin Theater on May 21. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed May 16.


From our sponsors:
David Bromberg
May 21, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $35 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

With his 1971 self-titled Columbia Records release, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter David Bromberg emerged as a wunderkind of American roots music. The disc’s blend of traditional and original material, virtuosic musicianship and iconic cover art trumpeted the arrival of a new artist of audacious vision.

Over the course of seven more albums for Columbia & Fantasy Records and through associations with Bob Dylan, Jerry Jeff Walker, John Hartford, George Harrison, the Grateful Dead, Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt, Bromberg’s reputation and following grew exponentially. However, the incessant demands of touring finally brought the recordings and shows to an end in the early 1980s. A twenty-two-year drought ended in 2006 with the release of the Grammy-nominated solo effort Try Me One More Time. In 2011 David followed up with Use Me, a typically unorthodox Bromberg-ian effort, partnering him with Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill, Los Lobos, Dr. John, Keb’ Mo, John Hiatt, Levon Helm and others as David asked them to either write or choose songs and then produce him performing them.

Two more albums emerged from 2013 to 2017, Only Slightly Mad and The Blues the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues, both produced by 3 x Grammy winner Larry Campbell. Recorded at Levon Helm’s Barn, Only Slightly Mad brought the band back to David’s eclectic ‘kitchen sink’ musical philosophy, while The Whole Blues proved Texas fiddler Johnny Gimbel’s theory that: “There are only two songs—‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and the blues.” The band skipped the ‘Banner’ and headed straight for the blues, winning the 2017 Downbeat Critic’s Poll for Best Blues Album.

With David’s band settling into its current lineup: Mark Cosgrove (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Nate Grower (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Josh Kanusky (drums, vocals) and newest member, Suavek Zaniesienko (bass, vocals), they entered the studio in mid-2019 for a different approach to record-making. The resulting album, Big Road, gives Bromberg fans the most intimate portrait to date of David and his band, musically and visually. Featuring twelve new recordings, five hi-def performance videos and a mini-documentary detailing the album’s creation, the content rich album was released on Compass/Red House Records as a CD/DVD combo pack and gatefold vinyl album.




  1. Matthew Light on May 2, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Seeing him would be fantastic

  2. Brad miller on May 3, 2022 at 10:36 am

    Yes, yes and yes. I would love to see this LEGEND!

  3. Kaeli Plaks on May 3, 2022 at 10:47 am

    I love how he plays folk music and then breaks into a super cool story halfway through. The Mr. Bojangles story about the “worn out shoes and drunk tank” always makes me smile. I hope I win these tix…the Aladdin in only a 10 min bike ride away!!

    <3 <3 <3 <3

  4. Carol Trekas on May 3, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    I’d love to hear some bluegrass please.

  5. John M on May 3, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Big fan and haven’t seen him in over 20 years. Would love to be there!

  6. David on May 5, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    I have loved David Bromberg since his days supporting Bob Dylan’s albums. This would be a biggie for me to see of all these giveaways!

  7. Cory on May 5, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Funny shit

  8. Tracer on May 6, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Years ago I had two of his albums. Winning these tickets would be great!

  9. YB on May 10, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Huge fan! Would love to see him live

  10. Arturo Calilung on May 11, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    My friend from Chile is in town and would be so jazzed to see some American music!

  11. James on May 12, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    A great talent. From guitarist to story teller and violin maker. And a great performer to boot.

  12. Christine skorjanc on May 12, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    This would be a great time

  13. Linda on May 13, 2022 at 5:28 am

    Two elders would love to attend this show!

  14. Maggie on May 13, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Awesome to see

  15. Richard Potts on May 13, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    This will be a great show!!

  16. Suzanne Lapidus on May 13, 2022 at 12:41 pm


  17. Martin McCurdy on May 26, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Love Bluegrass music!

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