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    David Bromberg Quintet NC

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    The Legendary David Bromberg Quintet at the Lincoln Theatre Raleigh NC January 12 2020

    Words by Courtney Wheeler Photos by Willa Stein

    The triangle is no stranger to great touring acts, and Sunday’s nights near capacity crowd for the legendary David Bromberg Quintet at the Lincoln Theatre, was one for the history books. I couldn’t possibly count the number of shows I have seen at the Lincoln and the sound is always on point. This night was no exception, and Bromberg even commented on how good the room sounded and how much they enjoyed returning to Raleigh to perform at the venue.

    Check out the full gallery of photos by Willa Stein here.

    Having listened to a great deal of material but never seeing Bromberg live, I knew was in for a night of terrific music spanning multiple genres, but nothing could prepare me for the variety show that Bromberg and his stellar band put on that evening. The quintet, made up of Bromberg, Suavek Zanisienko on bass and vocals, Mark Cosgrove on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Nate Grower on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Josh Kanusky on drums and vocals. This lineup of mufti-instrumentalists means never a dull moment on stage.

    Bromberg began the night with “Big Road” on slide guitar and switched between acoustic, slide and electric guitar seemingly every song. The show consisted of many old tunes along with some new tracks set to release in April, as well as a beautiful reimagined version of “Diamond Lil” off the 1972 album Demon in Disguise, a highlight in a show full of highlights.

    Other stand-out, magical moments include when the band came to the front of the stage for an acoustic version of “Will You Still Love me Tomorrow,” a beautiful instrumental with Bromberg, Cosgrove & Grower each on mandolin, as well as a cover of one of my all-time favorites, the Charlie Rich tune, “Who Will the Next Fool Be.”

    Set List

    1. Big Road
    2. The First Time That Girl Quit Me
    3. The Loving Of the Game
    4. Who Will the Next Fool Be
    5. George, Merle or Conway
    6. The Hold Up
    7. Instrumental
    8. Just Because You Didn’t Answer
    9. Band Introductions
    10. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (unamplified) *
    11. Standing in the Need Of Prayer (single mic)
    12. Remington Ride
    13. Let the High Times Roll
    14. Buddy Brown
    15. Summer Wages
    16. Diamond Lil Encore
    17. Tongue
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    UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

    Jan 17 Maxwell C King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne FL
    Jan 18 Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton FL
    Jan 19 Key West Theater, Key West FL
    Feb 18 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA
    Feb 19 Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara CA
    Feb 21 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
    Feb 22 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
    Feb 23 Center for the Arts, Grass Valley CA
    Feb 26 Commonwealth Room, Salt Lake City UT
    Feb 28 Boulder Theater, Boulder CO
    Feb 29 Boulder Theater, Boulder CO
    Apr 02 Auburn Public Theater, Auburn NY
    Apr 03 Shea Theater Arts Center, Turners Falls MA
    Apr 04 St Johnsbury Academy, Saint Johnsbury VT
    Apr 16 City Winery, Philadelphia PA
    Apr 17 Suffolk Theater, Riverhead NY
    Apr 18 Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock NY
    Apr 24 Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth MA
    Apr 25 Infinity Hall, Hartford CT
    Apr 30 The Oaks Theater, Oakmont PA
    May 02 Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL
    May 05 The Dakota, Minneapolis MN
    May 06 The Dakota, Minneapolis MN
    May 09 The Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati OH
    Jul 09 The Clayton Opera House, Clayton NY
    Jul 31 Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield ME

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