Singing guitarist

David Broad

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About David

Singing guitarist
Leeds
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Solo fingerpicking country blues guitar and harmonica player singing songs from the old days.

David’s playing is seeped in the tradition of American folk and blues guitar, from the rags of Blind Blake and Reverend Gary Davis, to the delta blues of Robert Johnson and Charley Patton. He is also an accomplished harmonica player in the country blues tradition of Sonny Boy Williamson I and Sonny Terry. His involvement with the Lindy Hop scene nudged him in the direction of early jazz and swing, but the standards Louis Armstrong may have sung still posses a rural quality. He cut his teeth playing in country and folk bands and will still play the odd bluegrass number if the feeling takes him. His reworking of traditional songs breathes new life into well worn standards and his original compositions the give a nod to the rootsy side of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Swing, Ragtime, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1920s era music, 1950s era music
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Instruments:
Singing guitarist, Guitar, Double Bass, Harmonica, Singer
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Dancer, Instrumental teaching, Musicologist
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Song list

Ain't Nobodies Business
Ain't That Just Like a Woman
Alabama Bound
Atlanta Blues
Careless Love
Dealing With the Devil
Down by the Riverside
From 4 Until Late
Glory of love
Goin' Down Slow
Got my Mojo Workin'
I Got A Woman
Kansas City
Key to the Highway
Let Me Got Home Whiskey
Long Gone
Love in Vain
Dust My Broom
My Babe
After You've Gone
The Way You Look Tonight
Sit Right Down And Write Myself a Letter
Sugar in My Bowl
Oh When The Saints
Rollin and Tumbin'
Run me Wild
San Francisco Bay Blues
Shotgun Blues
Sitting On Top Of The World
St James Infirmary Blues
Step it up and Go
Sunny Side of the Street
Sweet Home Chicago
This Little Light of Mine
Up above My Head
Wabash Rag
Walk Right In
When You're smiling
How Could You?
Kindhearted woman
Show Me The Way to Go Home
Lover Come Back to Me

Reviews

From customers:

James J, 4 years ago

We both wanted to say thanks again for your performance on Saturday. I know it wasn't a conventional set up but it was perfect to us. We've had some fantastic feedback from our friends about your material. Thanks again and hopefully meet again at one of your gigs.