Music Menu (1/14/09)



David Bromberg Bromberg's American songbook style of pickin' – bluegrass, blues, country/western, folk, jazz and rock all get chapters – got an early boost from none other than Piedmont blues artist (and North Carolinian) Rev. Gary Davis during the mid-'60s, when the latter was giving lessons. Since that time, Bromberg, despite having played with the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker, Jerry Garcia, Bob Dylan and George Harrison (the latter of which he co-wrote the song "The Holdup" with), can't seem to get arrested in most burghs. Bromberg's first new studio album in 17 years (that might have something to do with it), Try Me One More Time was released in February of 2007 on Appleseed Records, and includes string-supercharged versions of Dylan's "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" and Elizabeth Cotten's "Shake Sugaree." Pick it up when you see it – no telling when dude's putting out another one. Neighborhood Theatre (Timothy C. Davis)

The Eagles After a 14-year breakup, many fans thought the group would never get back together. Next thing you know, Hell Freezes Over and the band goes on tour back in 1994. Well, Ol' Scratch must be wearing a scarf and earmuffs by now as The Eagles breakup went the way of Brett Favre's retirement and Kiss' farewell tour. The band's last album, Long Road Out of Eden, was released exclusively at Wal-Mart. If you've seen four guys sitting on bar stools before with Eagles' music playing, you've pretty much seen the live show here. Time Warner Cable Arena (Jeff Hahne)

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