David Bromberg solo project in February

David Bromberg and his Martin M-42 signature model guitarEclectic folk/blues artist David Bromberg is due for a new CD. Though he has released some band projects, a retrospective and some live sets, he has not had a new studio project as a solo artist since 1990.

Appleseed Records has announced that a new Bromberg project is set for a February 2007 release. Entitled Try Me One More Time, it will be a solo project in the truest sense, featuring only David and his guitar. The material will be a mixed bag of roots music styles, including bluegrass, blues, ragtime and folk.

Many followers of acoustic music will recall David from his high profile work as a sideman in the 1970s, touring and recording with artists like Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and others, and from his popular solo performances at folk festivals all over the world.

Appleseed’s site offers this capsule overview of his life since that time.

After touring and recording extensively throughout the ’70s, a somewhat burned-out Bromberg stepped off the music industry merry-go-round in 1980, moving from San Francisco to Chicago to study violin making. Lured back to his native East Coast two decades later by an invitation to serve as an artist-in-residence in Wilmington, Del., Bromberg has been operating David Bromberg Fine Violins, a retail shop, in recent years and playing an increasing number of concerts, most frequently as a solo performer.

The photo of David above shows him with his signature series Martin guitar, the David Bromberg M-42 model, introduced earlier this year.

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