David Bromberg readies New Album with Help from Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Linda Ronstadt and others.

Posted 28 Jun 2011 in Americana, Blues-Rock, Music + TV News

David Bromberg’s new Use Me tickles the ear with a spicy smorgasbord of the many musical ingredients that make up the “Americana” genre.

David’s concept for the CD was to ask a wide variety of singer-songwriters and musicians to write (or choose), produce, and perform on songs showcasing his versatility as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist.

Answering his call were some of the greatest talents in contemporary music: Dr. John, spreading New Orleans “fonk”; Los Lobos (with a Mexican-flavored waltz); country music’s Vince Gill and bluegrass’s Tim O’Brien; Linda Ronstadt, making a rare appearance (on a Brook Benton ballad); Levon Helm (playing on two chunks of Woodstock blues and goodtime music), Southern jam band Widespread Panic, contemporary roots singer-songwriter John Hiatt; and bluesman Keb’ Mo’.

With rare exception, David supplies the lead electric or acoustic guitar on every track, and his “rippling Fred Neil-like baritone” (Rolling Stone) voice conveys passion, experience, humor, and confidence in every musical setting.

From Appleseed Recordings

Track Listing

  1. Tongue – with Levon Helm
  2. Ride On Out a Ways – with John Hiatt
  3. Bring It With You When You Come – with Levon Helm
  4. Blue is Fallin’ – with Tim O’Brien
  5. You Don’t Wanna’ Make Me Mad – with Dr. John
  6. Diggin’ in the Deep Blue Sea – with Keb’ Mo’.
  7. The Long Goodbye – with Los Lobos
  8. Old Neighborhood — with Widespread Panic.
  9. It’s Just a Matter of Time – with Linda Ronstadt
  10. Lookout Mountain Girl – with Vince Gill.
  11. Use Me – produced by The Butcher Bros.

See our feature on David Bromberg,  How Late’ll Ya Play ‘Til?

See other albums that we’ve featured that included David’s playing

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