David Gogo is one of Canada’s hardest working blues-rock guitarists and multiple Blues Music Award Winner who adds heart, soul and grit to the international blues scene.
Gogo has garnered three Juno Nominations, the Saturday Night Blues’ Great Canadian Blues Award for a lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada, WCMA Musician of the Year, and has twice been named Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year. Over the years, he has performed with blues and rock legends B.B. King, Bo Diddley, George Thorogood, ZZ Top, and numerous others – most recently touring with Johnny Winter on Canada’s west coast.
His eleventh release, Soul Bender, is adding even more acclaim to an already impressive list, earning him a nomination for Blues Album of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards.
Soul Bender features outstanding new tracks; some Gogo originals and a few covers that run the gamut of sources and styles (Procol Harum, Elmore James, The Doors, Michael Jackson) but infused with a Gogo twist. The album was recorded by Rick Salt at Lois Lane Studios, where five of Gogo’s previous albums have been recorded. Every effort was made to capture the feel of Gogo’s incredible live shows, and the result showcases Gogo’s best guitar and vocal performances ever! Soul Bender is a sizzling, hard-rocking blues album that is filled with heavy grooves, grit and emotion.
“David’s guitar playing sings and stings with every bit as much emotional authority as Jimi, Stevie and early Eric. I love it!” Bill Henderson (Chilliwack)