This was another special week for me at KRVM. This week I had the opportunity to have a phone conversation with David Bromberg. David and I share some similarities in that we both have been away from the music scene for a number of years, me from radio and David from touring and making records.
David Bromberg went to school in Chicago to study violin making. In 2002 he moved to Wilmington, Delaware where he appraises violins as well as buying and selling violins. Since moving to Delaware he also became involved in the local music scene, and is now baking up his wife's group the Angel Band.
The Angel Band is a powerful female vocal group lead by David's wife Nancy Josephson who either wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on the new disc With Roots & Wings. Nancy is joined on vocals by Jen Schonwald and Kathleen Weber. Together they create amazing Harmony vocals. The Angel band is backed up by "chum" which is a version of David's quartet.
David Bromberg has also released a new disc of a remastered concert that his quartet performed in New York City in 1982. It is a powerful show in which the band is cookin' I'm looking forward to seeing David again this week in Portland.
Angel Band - I'll Sing This Song For You - With Roots & Wings
Poor Man's Whiskey - Mexico - Roadside Attraction
Donna The Buffalo - Temporary Misery - Silverlined
Mike Aiken - Talk To Your Daughter - Hula Girl Highway
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Gone Gone Gone - Raising Sand
Drive By Truckers - A Ghost To Most - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
The Sloe Guns - Into The Sun - Sun Sessions
Sonny Landreth - Way Past Long - From The Reach
The Refugees - Jellico Highway - Unbound
Railroad Earth - Been Down This Road - Amen Corner
The Gordons - 300 Miles From Hazard - Our Time
AJ Downing - River Of Life - River Of Life
Jenny Reynolds - Next to You - Next To you
The next group of songs by David Bromberg and the Angel Band was mixed with excerpts from my conversation with David Bromberg.
David Bromberg - Stay All Night - Live NYC 1982
Angel Band - Place Of Grace - With Roots & Wings
Angel Band - Hold Me Angel - With Roots & Wings
David Bromberg - Mr. Bojangles - Out Of The Blues
David Bromberg - Dark Hollow - Live NYC 1982
David Bromberg - The New Lee Highway Blues - Live NYC 1982
Alex Woodard W/ Sara Watkins - Reno - Alex Woodard
Chad Harvey - Backstage Pass - Get Lit
Rusty Truck - Cold Ground - Luck's Changing Lanes
Melissa Ruth - What We Want - Underwater & Other Places