Vicksburg Call was recorded in a studio with a live, intimate atmosphere, which yielded an overall grittier sound with lots of feeling. Gogo was affected by the loss of some very influential blues legends and colleagues while creating this album, and the songs explore themes of love and loss, reconciliation, regret, acceptance and hope for new horizons. This is a seriously rockin' blues album.
Come On Down features twelve diverse tunes; six reinvented yet classic covers and six originals inspired by his recent pilgrimage along the "Blues Trail" in Memphis, Mississippi and Alabama. Gogo has invited some seriously talented friends to join him on these songs including Rick May, David Vest, Shawn Hall, Billy Hicks and Tina Jones among others.
Christmas With The Blues is Gogo's first Christmas album and he didn't pull any punches. The album features a number of wonderful guest artists including the one and only David Vest. Living on a Christmas Tree Farm is only one of the reasons Gogo cut this gem. The season belongs to great melodies and wonderful lyrics tinted by a good sense of humour and more than a smidgen of blues. Some say (even Gogo himself) that this is the most bluesy he has ever sounded!
Soul Bender had Gogo back in the studio that produced Skeleton Key and Halfway to Memphis with old friend and fabulous engineer Rick Salt handing the technology, buttons and liquor cabinet. This no compromise recording features a newfound direction for Gogo's voice and a return to the blistering guitar solos that he loves so much. Soul Bender was nominated for Blues Album of the Year at the 2012 JUNO Awards and a SiriusXM INDIES Award. The album won the 2012 Western Canadian Music Award for Blues Recording of the Year.
During the recording process for Different Views, Gogo definitely had some unique sights to inspire his 10th album. Instead of the usual confines of your typical recording studio, the bulk of the album was once again recorded at his home - overlooking the 160-acre Christmas tree farm and forest that make up the Gogo family compound.
Acoustic, another JUNO-nominated album, was recorded at David's home in between his extensive touring and offers fans an intimate and interesting look at the acoustic side of his talents as Volume 2 of the "Official Bootleg Series." The album features the rich tones of David's 1930 National Steel guitar as well as his 1915 Gibson and a modern day 12-string.
David Gogo's eighth album, entitled Vibe, is an all-original affair with a unique blend of songs written with the likes of Tom Wilson, Craig Northey (The Odds/Colin James) and John Capek, who penned the hit Rhythm of My Heart for Rod Stewart. Vibe showcases Gogo's newfound vocal strengths, on songs like I'll Do Anything and 300 Pound Shoes, which on this release, match his profound skill on guitar.
The special "Live At Deer Lake - Official Bootleg" is a live recording of songs mostly found on Skeleton Key and was nominated for a JUNO Award in Canada. The performance took place just outside Vancouver at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Skeleton Key expanded Gogo's horizons into new and exciting territory. The album featured three singles that were played coast-to-coast on Canadian Rock radio. Halfway to Memphis is Gogo's first studio recording dedicated to the electric blues genre. Dine Under the Stars is a live rockin' blues party while Bare Bones is an acoustic blues tour de force. Change of Pace is a rock blues album that had commercial success at rock radio in Canada when it was released in 2000 through the Top 40 single - Sad & Lonely.