David Bromberg & Larry Campbelll + Thea Hopkins

  • Sunday | 03.08.14
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £17.00


We welcome legends of American roots music, David Bromberg & Larry Campbell to Band on the Wall.

In the mid sixties David Bromberg was working his way through the Greenwich Village coffeehouses in the footsteps of Bob Dylan, John Sebastian, Tom Rush, Dave Van Ronk and others. Bromberg joined up with Jerry Jeff Walker to record the classic “Mr Bojangles” before embarking on a career as a session guitarist for the aforementioned Dylan, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Steve Goodman, Carly Simon and countless others.

After an unexpected debut before a crowd of 400,000 at the second Isle of Wight Festival, Bromberg embarked on a solo career recording his own albums & collaborated with George Harrison, the Grateful Dead and others. David’s band was the stuff of legends: a fearless & eclectic group featuring a rhythm section with three horns AND fiddles & mandolin, constantly changing instrumentation. More recently David has had a resurgence with his Grammy nominated release Try Me One More Time, followed by Use Me (featuring David with Dr John, Los Lobos, Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Keb Mo, Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill & Widespread Panic) and now Only Slightly Mad, the first David Bromberg Band album in thirty years!

Larry Campbell is David’s modern counterpart. A master of acoustic & electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, pedal steel, cittern and various other instruments, Larry initially forged a path from New York City (where he was a regular performer & accompanist at the Lone Star Cafe) to Austin, TX and Los Angeles, playing with Shawn Colvin, Buddy & Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash and many others.

Larry was recruited by Bob Dylan performing and recording for eight years. Upon his departure from Dylan’s band, Larry became musical director and producer for the Levon Helm Band, resulting in three consecutive Grammy awards for Dirt Farmer, Electric Dirt & Ramble at the Ryman. Larry was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association for his work as an instrumentalist.

With support from Thea Hopkins.

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.