Come on down and dance Gogo-style

Coast Reporter
April 25, 2014 03:07 PM

David Gogo makes his third appearance at the Roberts Creek Hall next Saturday, May 3 in a fundraiser for the Dakota Ridge winter recreation area.

David Gogo makes his third appearance at the Roberts Creek Hall next Saturday, May 3. Since we last saw guitar virtuoso Gogo heating the hall with his soulful vocals and blistering licks, he’s been a busy man.

Gogo is a hard-working blues/rock guitarist with an impressive list of accomplishments to his name, including five Juno nominations, two Western Canadian Music Awards, the CBC’s great Canadian blues award and twice guitarist of the year at the Maple Blues Awards. He’s also been nominated blues artist of the year at the upcoming SiriusXM Indie Awards on May 10.

Nanaimo-born Gogo has produced 13 albums to date, his latest, Come on Down, recorded after a trip down the Blues Trail from Memphis to Mississippi, and Arkansas to Alabama. Come on Down honours traditional blues — taking you to a place “where Robert Johnson meets the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac meets Ray Charles” but it has some gritty rock and roll that’s perfect for dancing. It’s a wild ride, but Gogo navigates it with ease and ingenuity.

Still touring relentlessly in Europe and North America, Gogo has had numerous guest appearances on other artists’ recordings, and has composed for TV and movies. His edgy blues/rock riff in Where the Devil Won’t Go is the theme song for Discovery Channel’s Dangerous Flights.

Gogo’s winning brand of blues has gone global and his songs have been performed and recorded by musicians worldwide.

A fundraiser for Dakota Ridge winter recreation area, Gogo performs at Roberts Creek Hall on Saturday, May 3. Doors open at 7:30, and the Gogo-dancing starts at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $20, available at Lucy’s in Sechelt, Gaia’s Fair Trade Gifts in Gibsons and MELOmania in Roberts Creek.

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