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David Bromberg Quintet with special guests Mr. Jordan Mr. Tonks
David Bromberg Quintet
MrJordanMrTonks
Dec 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Dec 15, 2017 3:00 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Although professors might disagree, we think that Wikipedia is the perfect source to describe the caliber of talent that this venue is getting when David Bromberg rolls into town. “David Bromberg (born September 19, 1945) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. An eclectic artist, Bromberg plays bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country western, and rock and roll equally well. He is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time.” Perfect.
- All Ages Show -
Music : Genre: Acoustic,Americana,Blues,Folk,Singer/Songwriter
On October 14, David Bromberg – a godfather of Americana, decorated multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded bandmate to the stars - will release 'The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues' (Red House Records). Produced by Levon Helm and Bob Dylan’s longtime collaborator, Larry Campbell, Bromberg’s first album since 2013 is a wonderfully curated selection of deep cuts from the blues genre, in addition to original compositions. Bromberg found his inspiration for the album when he heard Willie Nelson repeat a quote from Texas fiddler Johnny Gimble: "there's only two kinds of music - the Star Spangled Banner and the Blues."

Through Bromberg’s unparalleled playing and gift for interpretation, a crack band and Campbell’s tasteful horn arrangements, the record reaches electrifying heights as well as intimate acoustic moments, breathing fresh life into the songs of Robert Johnson, Bobby Charles, George “Little Hat” Jones, Ray Charles, and Sonny Boy Williamson, among others.

Ray Charles’ “A Fool For You” is one of many album stand-outs, featuring just David on a spellbinding solo acoustic guitar performance and vocals. David learned the song “Why Are People Like That?” from a Muddy Waters record, a song written by one of his favorite writers: Bobby Charles. Bromberg dug deep into recorded music, sometimes finding songs with mysterious origins such as “How Come My Dog Don’t Bark When You Come ‘Round,” or “900 Miles,” an old country song imagined as if Howlin’ Wolf were to play it.

Bromberg is “an American music icon” (Dr. John), and counts Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Garcia, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, The Eagles, and so many more as collaborators, fans and friends. This is Bromberg’s 18th album, the latest in a solo career that began in 1971 on his self-titled debut.

The David Bromberg Quintet will bring their exuberant live show across the east coast this fall, including a trio of “Belated Birthday Bashes” featuring Tom Rush, Larry Campbell, and Teresa Williams.

“The reason man created stringed instruments” - Jerry Jeff Walker more >>>
MrJordanMrTonks | 8:00 PM
MrJordanMrTonks is a collaboration between longtime Athens musicians, Tommy Jordan on acoustic guitar and banjo and William Tonks on dobro and electric guitar. Individually, they could play with anyone, anywhere. Together, the effortless blend of their wide range of musical experiences and styles results in a synergy that always leaves listeners wanting more. Their performances reveal a joyful and relaxed musical relationship between two exceptional musicians. Flagpole Magazine calls them “two of Athens favorite pickers” (11/30/2011). MrJordanMrTonks self-titled six-song CD was officially released in March, 2013.

Tommy Jordan (guitar, banjo, vocals), well-known in the Athens/Atlanta acoustic music circles, has been performing in Athens and the surrounding area consistently since 1977. He currently leads the well-established traditional acoustic band, String Theory, and contra dance band, HotFire, but was an integral part of the early-1980s Athens music scene with his roles in Turtle Bay Band and Men in Trees and also as a solo artist. He is the only musician to have performed at all 34 of the Athens Human Rights Festivals, as well as playing at AthFest, the Melting Point, the Georgia Theatre and the 40 Watt Club. Tommy’s recent collaboration with William Tonks represents a move away from traditional roots music to high intensity guitar playing and tight harmony vocals.

William Tonks (electric guitar, dobro, vocals) is a fine, fine guitar player when he is not playing screaming and soulful slide on his dobro. His natural touch on the instruments and his innate feel and love for music gives him the ability to smoothly improvise and adapt to a wide range of styles. William has steady gigs as the lead guitar player with Bloodkin and the Romper Stompers, but has spent his time in Athens applying his skills in well-known bands as diverse as Redneck GReece De-lux, The Hot Burritos, HorseFeathers, and Barbara Cue. William has performed at nearly every major venue and festival in the southeast and has a number of CDs to his credit, as well as being a sought-after session musician for many years. He brings a distinct edge and a catalog of great original songs to the music of MrJordanMrTonks. more >>>
Ticket Prices

College Student Ticket at Door

$20

General Admission

$30

Reserved Table for 4 (MEZZANINE)

$200

Event Schedule

MrJordanMrTonks

8:00 PM

David Bromberg Quintet

9:00 PM