Nanaimo’s red-hot and rockin’ guitar master David Gogo will help light the fuse to the entire festival weekend and he’ll be doing so in part by playing material from his 2016 Juno-nominated album Vicksburg Call which is his sixth Juno nomination. His first dates all the way back to 1995 when he was nominated for Best New Solo Artist, what a run!
Gogo’s warm, rugged, seasoned vocals, and his extraordinary, virtuosic guitar talents are laid bare alongside his emotions on this album – a combination that grabs you from the opening bars and keeps you hooked through all 10 tracks.
Known as a fierce live performer, Gogo leaves it all on stage with every show and his deep well of material will also find him pulling out faves from his Soul Bender and Come On Down albums and feel free to yell out for requests of his takes on Neil Young’s The Loner and the Steve Stills penned Jet Set (Sigh) which are both found on the latest release.
“I doubt there is another blues guitarist around at the moment who can speak through their instrument quite like David Gogo can. This is music that demands attention and respect in an age of disposable pop covers. Modern blues at its best.”? Ken McGrath – Sorted magAZine, Ireland
We can also expect to hear Gogo insert himself into the mix on some acoustic BLUES workshop sessions built around some seriously heavy talent at ROOTS&BLUES 2016.