For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades and includes adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and seminal blues guitarist, Reverend Gary Davis. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and his multiple styles are legendary. Bromberg’s guitar work remains a marvel; amped electric lead – both slide and fretted – and delicately powerful acoustic fingerpicking propel these songs with the same force that made him the go-to guy for acts ranging from the Eagles to Phoebe Snow. The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues, is his first release for Red House Records, and multi-Grammy-winning producer/accompanist Larry Campbell (Dylan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon). Bromberg, a onetime sideman himself, is quick to give props to his long-running road-and-studio cohorts: Butch Amiot (bass), Josh Kanusky (drums), Mark Cosgrove (guitar), Nate Grower (fiddle), and Peter Ecklund (cornet). Although he remains the proprietor of the beloved David Bromberg Fine Violins in Wilmington, Delaware, he makes time to tour with his quintet. As always, he brings his characteristic devotional intensity and passion to the music he’s playing before a live audience.