From Philadelphia, PA grew up in New York City. Has also lived in San Francisco, Chicago and currently, Wilmington, Delaware.
As a teenager, got involved in the folk-music scene (Greenwich Village) and took up the guitar. He is also a virtuoso on mandolin and fiddle.
1968, graduated from Columbia University, studying Musicology.
Has worked as a sideman for many artists including Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, John Hurt, the Reverend Gary Davis, Tom Paxton, and Chubby Checker.
Has recorded with many bluegrass perfomers, like Jerry Douglas, Vassar Clements, Doc Watson, Bela Fleck and Tony Trischka. Gene Johnson (of Diamond Rio) fame was a member of Bromberg’s band in the 1980’s.
1971, recorded first album for Columbia Records “David Bromberg.” He recorded four others for the label including “Demon in Disguise,”Wanted Dead or Alive,” and ” Midnight on the Water.”
1984, graduated from the Kenneth Warren School of Violin Making. He currently owns a high-end violin store in Wilmington, DE.
Tours as a solo artist as well as with a group called Angel Band, led by his wife, Nancy Josephson.
2008, released a bluegrass album by the David Bromberg Quartet that was recorded live in New York City in 1982.