David Gogo Releases 13th Album COME ON DOWN Today
Vancouver Island's David Gogo returns today, September 17th with his 13th album, Come On Down (Cordova Bay Records). With a worldwide fan-base and impressive list of accomplishments, David's new album is sure to perk up everyone's summer playlist with its perfect blend of Gogo originals and hand-picked reinvented classics. Listening to the album's "Call Your Name" one cannot miss the pure artistry and musical skill shining through. "Natchez Dog" harkens back to the classic Blues/Jazz roots underneath Gogo's musical style. One of Canada's hardest working and most prolific guitar virtuosos, David will hit the road with shows across Canada and plans to perform in the U.S. very soon.
Sometimes, the best art comes out of a journey. Before writing and recording his latest album, Come On Down, Gogo took a pilgrimage along the Blues Trail, starting in Memphis and traveling through Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama. Highlights of his southern adventure included sitting in with local musicians at The Shack Up Inn, Ground Zero, and Red's in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He appeared as a guest on Sonny Payne's renowned King Biscuit Radio Hour, and toured the legendary Fame, Sun, Stax, and Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios. Gogo also traveled to towns mentioned in Robert Johnson songs, poured bourbon on Johnson's grave, and even went down to Rosedale with his rider by his side, as those famous Crossroads lyrics proclaim.
Inspired by his journey through the birthplace of the blues, Gogo wrote six original tunes and combined them with six reinvented, yet classic covers to create a new album. This album not only honors traditional blues, but also gets you dancing with some good old gritty rock and roll. Come On Down takes you to a place where Robert Johnson meets the Rolling Stones, where Fleetwood Mac meets Ray Charles. It's a wild ride that Gogo navigates with ease, ingenuity and style. Come On Down also showcases the talents of numerous musical veterans, such as Rick May - Bass (Michael Jackson, Lowen & Navarro, Taj Mahal, Andy Summers from The Police), Jay Stevens - Bass (longtime bassist for David Gogo), Marisha Devoin - Acoustic Bass, William Arthur Hicks and Gordon Grant Baird - Drums, David Vest - Piano and Chad Geekie - Piano, Fender Rhodes.