You just gotta go to Gogo

Master blues guitarist to perform in Sooke on July 2

David Gogo performs at EMCS theatre on July 2.

Get your dancing shores on, David Gogo is a five-time Juno nominated blues guitarist, the Blues Artist of the Year at the 2016 Western Canadian Music awards and he is coming to Sooke.

Gogo has found success for his latest rocking’ blues album, Vicksburg Call, which is his fourteenth release.

Gogo’s groove-fueled blend of blues and rock is the basis for a singular and storied music career. He’s an Island boy, growing up in Nanaimo, the home of a whole bunch of musical Gogos. In his 30 years of performing, thousands of tour miles and playing on stage with the likes of Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Albert Collins and Bo Diddley, he’s performing on stage at Edward Milne Community Theatre on July 2 at 7 p.m.

“He’s an Island legend,” said organizer Steve Anderson. “He is making a comeback with his new album. He is an island secret – almost.”

Gogo is a consummate musician, it’s been his whole life and he is a master with the guitar. He brings together the best musicians for his concerts and has gathered legions of fans along the way. He is known as a savvy interpreter with warm, rugged, seasoned vocals and an extraordinary virtuoso guitar talent. He lays his soul bare in his albums and connects his audience to heartbreaks, joys and hope.

The all-ages show promises something for everyone, from the ladies who love to dance to the young guitar players who want to be amazed, said Anderson.

Opening for David Gogo is The Sooke Basin Blues Project, an R&B band of talented local musicians. Put together Be-Rad Carr, Leighanne Georgeson, Harry Somers, Gord Phillips, Taylor Casperson, Steve Anderson and Thom Southwood and you have music for your soul.

Proceeds will benefit the Sooke Crisis Centre.

“There isn’t any other fundraiser for the Sooke Crisis Centre,” said Anderson, “They do a lot.”

Tickets for David Gogo are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, The Stick and the EMCS Program Office.

 

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