Friday, November 11, 2016 ♦ 8:00 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
He can awe an audience into pindrop silence with a solo acoustic blues or goose his fans to their feet with a bluegrass reel by his Quartet or an R&B romp by his Big Band. David Bromberg has spent his life absorbing traditional music from its surviving creators and their recordings so convincingly – while adding his own instrumental twists – that he has become a part of musical tradition itself, as close to the source of American roots music as anyone alive. Folk, blues, bluegrass, ragtime, you name it – he has become The Real Deal.
“The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them with a lover's fingers and they moaned that true love right back at him. Wood and wire and flesh spoke.” – Jerry Jeff Walker on David Bromberg
Al Rose is a mesmerizing, challenging, insightful and ultimately delightful songwriter with a unique command of wordplay combined with considerable musical acumen that is captured on his 7th and latest disc, Spin Spin Dizzy. His albums have received a bevy of critical praise along with extensive airplay on radio stations throughout the US and Europe. The Chicago-based performer has played coast-to-coast from New York and Boston and from Vancouver down to Los Angeles, including The Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA. He''s toured in Europe and Japan. He captivates audiences whether he's solo live or accompanied by any number of his band, The Transcendos, in any configuration. This drives the songs each night, but the songs have always been what drive the musicians.
Veteran Chicago guitar slinger Steve Doyle has an illustrious career playing guitar with roots luminaries Al Rose, The Hoyle Brothers, Lush Budgett and Space Rhino. He is an in-demand sideman for a variety of Blues, Country, Bluegrass, and singer/songwriter acts as well as a long time teaching artist at the Old Town School.