DANCE with David Gogo @Charslanding
Fri, Nov 23rd, 8pm (doors 7),
Friday Night Dance Party with David Gogo Band
17 Vultures is Gogos fifteenth release, recorded and co-produced by Rick Salt in Gogos hometown of Nanaimo, BC. The album is a mix of fantastic Gogo originals and savvy interpretations of carefully curated covers like The Beatles Dont Bother Me and Bob Dylans From A Buick 6. He also gives a nod to Canadian icons Doug and the Slugs with a cover of their song, Tomcat Prowl. The album will appeal to blues and rock fans alike.
As a six-time JUNO Award Nominee, a Western Canadian Music Award winner, and a three-time recipient of Guitarist of The Year at the Maple Blues Awards, David Gogo is highly regarded as an artist in the forefront of Canadian Blues. He has shared stages with an impressive list of blues legends, his songs have been featured in film and television, and are regularly heard on blues radio programs the world over.
17 VULTURES David Gogo (Cordova Bay Records) *****
This is Gogos most diverse and rockin-est record to date. Theres plenty of blues to sink your teeth into and lots of greasy bump n grind to spare. 17 Vultures is one of those discs that makes you glad to be alive.
17 Vultures features 5 David Gogo originals with frankly stunning covers of tunes by The Beatles, Barbeque Bob, Doug & The Slugs and Bob Dylan. Gogo usually keeps his acoustic and electric stuff separate, but after listening to The Beatles White Album, he decided to accentuate both on the new disc.
In the past I was afraid that if I mixed my acoustic songs with my more rocking material it would confuse people he says. I dont think I was giving (them) enough credit. I was listening to The White Album recently and thought well, the diversity shown on this collection doesnt seem to hurt!
Backed by Pat Steward on drums (Bryan Adams, Odds, Colin James, Jimmy Barnes) and Ben Dwyer (son of jazz legend Phil Dwyer) on electric and upright bass, Gogo has fashioned an album of savage beauty. The songs range from traditional blues to heavy contemporary influences; I think people will take to this disc perhaps moreso than his others. Ive enjoyed every David Gogo album Ive heard but theres something about 17 Vultures that just works. It comes out Oct.19th, better grab one right away when it does.
KEY CUTS: Tomcat Prowl, Shake My Head, Sulfite Boogie
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Chars Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com
Char's Landing (View)
4815 Argyle St.
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V9
|Minimum Age: 19|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|