LIVE: The David Bromberg Quintet @ Cohoes Music Hall, 5/12/17

May 30th, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg
David Bromberg

David Bromberg

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Multi-talented virtuoso David Bromberg has been playing around Greater Nippertown plenty in recent years in a variety of different line-ups. Heck, last year he played The Egg with his big band (and all-star special guests), then he turned around and played Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center just two months later with his quintet.

But if you love good music, you can’t get enough of Bromberg in whichever format he chooses to present himself. So when he brought the quintet back to town for a concert at the Cohoes Music Hall earlier this month, the fans were back for more. Oh yeah…

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The set list for a Bromberg show morphs considerably every time he plays, and this time around so did the personnel in the quintet – if ever so slightly. Mark Cosgrove (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Josh Kanusky (drums) and Nate Grower (fiddle, acoustic guitar) were still in the fold and as musically on the money as always. The new addition was bassist Suavek Zaniesienko, who manned the bottom end like a Bromberg band veteran.

And after all these years, you better know that Bromberg & Co. know how to work a crowd. You might imagine that the Brill Building sound of Carole King & Gerry Goffin wouldn’t fit in an evening of folk, country and blues. But, of course, in Bromberg’s hands, even the ’60s pop classic “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” slid into the set list perfectly – perfectly performed upclose and personal sans sound system.

Opening the show was California singer-songwriter Austin Shaw, who served up a roots/country-flavored vibe with the able assistance of Kenny Feinstein (guitar, mandolin) and Brian O’Connell (drums).

SECOND OPINIONS:
B.A. Nilsson’s review at The Alt

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Austin Hall

Austin Hall