Favorite

David Bromberg 

Try Me One More (Appleseed)

This is David Bromberg's first studio album since 1990's Sideman Serenade. A multi-instrumentalist, Bromberg sticks to an unaccompanied acoustic guitar for all but two a cappella tracks. The effect is the Bromberg album that Rick Rubin would have produced: simple, sparse, and self-assured.

A collection of 16 blues and folk tunes -- one original, several traditional, and the rest by writers like Dylan, Blind Willie McTell, Robert Johnson, and Reverend Gary Davis -- the album displays Bromberg's own stylistic touches, including interjections of humor wherever he sees fit. With masterful fingerpicking and slide work, Bromberg reworks Dylan's "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" into more straight-ahead blues. Johnson's "Kind Hearted Woman Blues" and Davis' "I Belong to the Band" are also standout tracks.

Overall, Try Me One More represents a welcome return to record for a distinctive performer.

Speaking of CD Review

More by Stan Denski

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Calendar

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Staff Pick Events

  • Rhea Butcher @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Wed., Aug. 24
  • Luenell @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Thu., Aug. 25
  • Drew Michael @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Thu., Aug. 25

Facebook Activity

© 2016 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation