Bob White &
March 13th, 1971
Bob White was born and raised in Michigan. He relocated to Ann Arbor to get a job and play at the Canterbury House before it closed. He was a regular at the original Ark on Hill Street. For some years, Bob lived at The Ark for week or two before and after a show. As a touring folk musician, he traveled the US widely performing at folk festivals and clubs, mostly east of the Mississippi. In his days playing The Ark, Bob was a talkative performer, telling “stories that happened the other day.” He reports that he has written only one song: “I like to be alone.” More recently, Bob performs with Bob White and the Wingers or Bob White & Co. based in Saratoga Springs, NY.
David Bromberg (b. 1945) is a guitarist and violin-maker known for performing and recording across genres, including folk, blues, bluegrass, ragtime, and country. A student of the late Rev. Gary Davis and collaborator with the Grateful Dead and John Hiatt, among others, Bromberg plays fiddle, dobro, and mandolin in addition to acoustic, electric, and pedal steel guitar. An impromptu breakout performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival led to a solo deal with Columbia Records, and he released a self-titled solo album the same year as this performance. He is a prolific recording artist who has been a friend and supporter of The Ark since nearly its founding.