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Carl Broemel is an American rock musician. He currently plays guitar, pedal steel guitar, saxophone and sings back-up vocals for the Louisville, Kentucky band My Morning Jacket. He played guitar in the pop/rock band Old Pike [1] and in the alternative pop/rock band Silvercrush.[2]

Carl Broemel
Born (1974-01-30) January 30, 1974 (age 45)
GenresPsychedelic rock, indie rock
InstrumentsGuitar, pedal steel guitar, vocals, saxophone
LabelsATO Records, MapleMusic Recordings (Canada)
Associated actsMy Morning Jacket, VHS or Beta
WebsiteOfficial Website


Carl grew up on the northside of Indianapolis, Indiana. The son of a symphony musician, he attended school and graduated from Pike High School. During High School, Carl was one of the stand-out musicians among his peers. He played lead guitar for the band Planet Earth and regularly amazed party goers with their sound.

In 2007 Broemel was listed among Rolling Stone's "20 New Guitar Gods" along with My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James.[3] He has also released two solo albums.[4] On October 11, 2010, Broemel played as a sit in guitarist with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In December 2010 Broemel contributed to Wanda Jackson's album The Party Ain't Over.[5]


  • Gibson Les Paul Standard (ebony with bigsby tailpiece)
  • Gibson Les Paul Goldtop with P90 pickups
  • Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded (Heritage Cherry Sunburst)
  • Gibson Les Paul Junior (TV Yellow)
  • Duesenberg Starplayer TV (black with gold pickguard) [6]
  • Gretsch Country Club (vintage yellow)
  • Marlen Custom Pedal Steel Guitar (Brown Ochre)
  • GFI Classic pedal steel
  • Top Hat Ambassador combo, Carr Viceroy, and Mesa Boogie amplifiers


Solo albumsEdit

  • Lose What's Left (2004)
  • All Birds Say (2010)
  • 4th of July (2016)
  • Wished Out (2018)
  • Brokenhearted Jubilee (2019) (EP, with Eric Hopper)

With My Morning JacketEdit


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