Santa Cruz, California (April 25, 2013) Bob Brozman was found dead at his home in Santa Cruz,
CA in the evening of April 23, 2013. Brozman, the steel-guitar innovator who got his start playing
on the streets of Santa Cruz, died at age 59.
A legend in the world of blues and roots music who integrated styles from all around the world into
his music, Brozman was one of the world’s most beloved musical figures. His uniquely bold
playing style and banter with the audience at his live shows gave him the opportunity not just to
entertain with his sharp wit, but also challenge core assumptions about the function of rhythm and