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New Album: Vicksburg Call

Hey folks, I'm really excited to be announcing my 14th studio album today. It's called Vicksburg Call, and it's going to be coming out September 4th. Pre-orders will be available on August 14th.

I wanted this album to have more of a “band” feel to it, rather than just going into the studio and basically dictating the parts to the musicians. I also wanted as many songs as possible to have a very live feel and be easily transferrable to the stage. 
 
In the time that has passed since the last album, there has been a lot of loss in my life with the passing of friends and colleagues in the world of music. There were many sad days, but also tears of joy when I think back at fond memories from my time on the road. Relationships can also have their ups and downs as the years pass by, and many of my new songs deal with this. I tried to write from many viewpoints of love and loss, reconciliation, regret, acceptance and hope for new horizons. 

I had a lot of fun making Vicksburg Call and I'm really looking forward to taking it on the road and playing it live. 

July 27, 2015

Notes From David Gogo About His New Album

Hello Folks!! 

We're just putting the finishing touches on the new album, and I am very pleased with the results! It has been a very collaborative effort - really feels like a "band" project. We decided going in that we wanted the songs to be very trio oriented and transferable to the stage so we could easily rock the songs in a live setting. The album mostly has that riff rockin' feel, and when you hear the beats, you'll jump out of your seat! We played a few of them at a recent show and they went over very well.

We also recorded two ballads. One is an original that reaches an epic buildup during the vamping chorus that takes the song out. The other is an unexpected cover (top secret!) that has literally brought tears to the eyes of people we have played it for!

I feel that the album is my strongest to date.

We also have some very special guests including the legendary Kim Simmonds from Savoy Brown and Shawn Hall from The Harpoonist And The Axe Murderer! 

After the initial release on CD and iTunes, we will be pressing vinyl copies for the first time in my career! I am very excited about this project and look forward to getting on the road to bring it to you! 

Gogo

June 4, 2015

David Gogo On The Road and In The Studio

David Gogo has been busy this past month. Not only has he been playing sold out shows through Western Canada, but he’s also been recording demos for a new album. 

This will be his 14th recording in 21 years. Cordova Bay Records has released 13 out of 14 of those records; we love working with David. We’re looking forward to be releasing his next album with him later this year. 
 
Adrian Chamberlain at Times Colonist recently did an interview with Gogo on this as-yet-untitled album. 

“We want it to be a very balls-out, rockin’ blues album that’s very transferable to stage,” says David Gogo 
 
Read the rest of the article here
 
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Mar 6 - Heriot Bay Inn - Quadra Island, BC
Mar 14 - Rodmay Rainbow Room - Powell River, BC
Mar 21 - The Dinghy Dock Pub - Nanaimo, BC
Mar 26 - Pavillion Arthabaska - Victoriaville, QC

March 4, 2015

'Come On Down' Nominated for 2014 Western Canadian Music Award!

Cordova Bay Records is very excited to congratulate David Gogo for his nomination at the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards. The WCMA nominees were announced earlier today and Gogo's latest album, Come On Down, is up for Blues Recording of the Year.

The WCMAs consist of an interactive three-day music industry conference, a two-day multi-genre music festival and two awards shows - the Industry Awards, honouring people behind the scenes, and the Western Canadian Music Awards honouring the outstanding achievements of Western Canadian recording artists. The WCMAs are presented by the Western Canadian Music Alliance, made up of the Alberta Music Industry Association, SaskMusic, Manitoba Music, Music Yukon, and Music BC. Anyone belonging to one of these five associations is eligible to vote for the Awards.

This year's festival and awards will be held in Winnipeg from October 3rd to 5th.

This year's music award nominees are:

Aboriginal Recording of the Year
Cassidy Mann - Blue Skies and Bright Eyes (MB)
Desiree Dorion - Small Town Stories (MB)
Federal Lights - We Were Found In The Fog (MB)
Head of the Herd - By This Time Tomorrow (BC)
Inez Jasper - Burn Me Down (BC)
 
Blues Recording of the Year
Brandon Isaak - Here On Earth (YK)
David Gogo - Come On Down (BC)
Fafard & Schwartz - Borrowed Horses (BC)
The Perpetrators - Stick ‘Em Up (MB)
The Sojourners - Sing And Never Get Tired (BC)
  
Children’s Recording of the Year
Helen Austin - Colour It (BC)
Madame Diva - Viva la Diva (MB)
Norman Foote - Always Be Yourself (BC)
Rattle and Strum - Rattle and Strum (AB)
Seanster and the Monsters - Yay! (MB)
  
Classical Composition of the Year
Allan Gordon Bell - Field Notes (AB)
Jocelyn Morlock - Oiseaux Bleus et Sauvages (BC)
John Estacio - Triple Concerto (AB)
Stephen Chatman - Magnificat (BC)
T. Patrick Carrabré - Inuit Games (MB)
  
Classical Recording of the Year
Corey Hamm - The People Uniter Will Never Be Defeated! (BC)
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra - A Concert for New York (AB)
Isabel Bayrakdarian and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Anne Manson, conductor - Troubadour & The Nightingale (MB)
Jocelyn Morlock - Cobalt (BC)
Land’s End Chamber Ensemble - Gravity And Grace (AB)

Country Recording of the Year
Codie Prevost - All Kinds of Crazy (SK)
Dallas Smith - Tippin’ Point (BC)
Gord Bamford - Country Junkie (AB)
Matt Patershuk - Outside the Lights of Town (AB)
Whiskey Jane - Unbreakable (BC)
 
Electronic/Dance Recording of the Year
Born Gold - I Am An Exit (AB)
Hello Moth - Infinitely Repeated (AB)
Iskwé - Iskwé (MB)
Pigeon Hole - Chimp Blood (BC)
Scott Riesterer - Sonidos de Cuba (BC)
 
Francophone Recording of the Year
Chez Willi - I Saw The Wolf (MB)
Lulu et le Matou - Le Chat Botté (MB)
marijosée - Pas tout cuit dans l’bec (MB)
Tresor Ezoman - Nouveau Monde, Nouvelles Perspectives (MB)
Will Stroet - Imagine (BC)
 
Independent Album of the Year
Del Barber - Prairieography (MB)
Northcote - Northcote (BC)
Royal Canoe - Today We’re Believers (MB)
Said The Whale - hawaiii (BC)
Shad - Flying Colours (BC)
 
Instrumental Recording of the Year
Les Finnigan - The Brave Dog (BC)
Quinn Bachand - Brishen (BC)
Sinistrio - The Perfect Human (AB)
Steve Dawson - Rattlesnake Cage (BC)
The Fretless - The Fretless (BC)
  
Jazz Recording of the Year
Don Berner - Love Letters to a Rat Free Capital (AB)
Jeff Presslaff - The Complete Rebirth of the Cool (MB)
Jerrold Dubyk Quintet - Invitations (AB)
Jim Brenan - January (AB)
Tyler Hornby B3 Trio - Locus (AB)
 
Metal/HardMusic Recording of the Year
All Else Fails - Fucktropolis (AB)
Incura - Incura (BC)
Noire - Dark Reverence (MB)
Sain Arden - A Tear From The Conquered Realm (BC)
Until Dawn - Horizon (AB)
 
Pop Recording of the Year
Gold & Youth - Beyond Wilderness (BC)
Imaginary Cities - Fall of Romance (MB)
Royal Canoe - Today We’re Believers (MB)
Scenic Route To Alaska - Warrington (AB)
We Were Lovers - Pyramids (SK)
 
Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year
Evil Ebenezer - Howl (BC)
Josh Martinez - Blotto (BC)
Shad - Flying Colours (BC)
SonReal - One Long Day (BC)
Sweatshop Union - Infinite (BC)
 
Rock Recording of the Year
Boreal Sons - Theadbare (AB)
Close Talker - Timbers (SK)
Head of the Herd - By This Time Tomorrow (BC)
Said The Whale - hawaiii (BC)
The Wet Secrets - Free Candy (AB)
 
Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year
Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five - Bison Ranch Recording Sessions (MB)
Sweet Alibi - We’ve Got To (MB)
The Bros. Landreth - Let It Lie (MB)
The Deep Dark Woods - Jubilee (SK)
The Fugitives - Everything Will Happen (BC)
 
Roots Solo Recording of the Year
Chloe Albert - Dream Catcher (AB)
Del Barber - Prairieography (MB)
Joe Nolan - Tornado (AB)
Kim Beggs - Beauty And Breaking (YK)
Ruth Moody - These Wilder Things (MB)
 
Songwriter(s) of the Year
Del Barber - “Big Smoke” - from the album Prairieography (MB)
Joe Nolan - “Tightrope Dancer” - from the album Tornado (AB)
Joey Landreth, David Landreth - “Green House” - The Bros. Landreth - from the album Let It Lie - (MB)
Trevor Guthrie & Jenson Vaughan - “This Is What It Feels Like” - from the album Intense by Armin Van Buuren ft. Trevor Guthrie (BC)
Tyler Bancroft - “I Love You” - Said The Whale from the album hawaiii (BC)
 
Spiritual Recording of the Year
Kat Danser - Baptized By The Mud (AB)
Rykka - Kodiak (BC)
Sandon Weber - Interstate 5 (SK)
The High Bar Gang - LOST & UNDONE: A Gospel Bluegrass Companion (BC)
The Sojourners - Sing And Never Get Tired (BC)
 
Urban Recording of the Year
Aaron Adair - Aanaolg (SK)
Anami Vice - #HelpUrSelf Side B (BC)
Eliza Smith - Paradigm (BC)
Jaclyn Gee - Autonomous (BC)
Moses Mayes - Moses Mayes (MB)
 
World Recording of the Year
d’Cana - Earthtone (AB)
Marco Castillo - Zabelé (MB)
Moody Amiri - Safar (BC/MB)
TANGA - HavanaElectro (BC)
The Mariachi Ghost - The Mariachi Ghost (MB)

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

More info at: breakoutwest.ca

June 4, 2014

David Gogo Rocks Out At Junos

It was a fabulous weekend for rock guitarist David Gogo at the 2014 Juno Awards in Winnipeg. He spent time locked in discussion with industry leading artists and back room dignitaries sharing stories, whiskey and music!

Being nominated for the 4th time, Gogo, is well versed in the culture and myth that surrounds the festivities. That knowledge has allowed him to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that the weekend offers.

David wishes Downchild Blues Band sincere congratulations for winning in the Blues Album of The Year category and hopes to cross paths with the lads later in the year.

The weekend in Winnipeg provided ample opportunities to practice the fine arts of outdoor warming techniques and partying skills. It also provided wonderful performance opportunities with artists normally scattered across the country and beyond. Gogo had some wonderful times playing with Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk), Tony D (MonkeyJunk), Roberto Occhipinti (bass player/producer) and Fred Penner - yes, that Fred Penner - at the Gibson Guitar party after the Juno Gala on Saturday night. Opening for them on the evening was Juno honouree - Randy Bachman.

The Red Carpet gave Gogo the opportunity to air his wonderful handmade white coat:

People were remarking about his fashion sense and choices of attire. It was all favourable, of course!

But, there was more! Sharing the stage with Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) while Gogo played Jim Cuddy’s guitar, the pair shredded it up during a spirited jam with Shakura S’Aida. Is there a new Canadian super group in the making?

The award season isn’t over. The Indie Award nominees where recently announced and David Gogo’s name was again on the list. He is nominated for Blues Album of the Year.

All this heady stuff hasn’t been lost on the lad, but Gogo is now readying for his return to the road.

Watch for him in Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia in coming days and weeks. Get his mobile app (iOS, Android and BB) and always keep up-to-date. volu.me/davidgogo.

April 1, 2014

David Gogo Nabs Another Nomination!

We are very excited to announce that David Gogo has been nominated Blues Artist of the Year for the 2014 SiriusXM Indie Awards!

David is one of Canada’s hardest working and most prolific blues guitar virtuosos, having released thirteen albums to date. We are very honoured to be able to work with someone who is so talented and dedicated to his craft.

Nominees for BLUES ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR are:

David Gogo (Cordova Bay Records)
Downchild (eOne Music Canada)
Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five (Independent)
MonkeyJunk (Stony Plain Records)
Sunday Wilde (Independent)

A full list of nominees can be found at indies.ca/2014-nominees

The SiriusXM Indies acknowledge, promote, and honour achievements of Canadian and international artists in the independent music sector. Both public and industry votes decide the winners. Fans can vote online for their favourites as of Monday, March 31st at www.indies.ca. The winners will be presented on Saturday May 10th, 2014, at the Kool Haus in Toronto for Canadian Music Week.

March 21, 2014

David Gogo Nominated for 2014 Juno Award!

The nominees for the 2014 Juno Awards were announced in Toronto this morning, and we are extremely pleased to tell you that David Gogo has received a nomination for Blues Album of the Year for Come On Down!

He is in very good company in his category and we extend congratulations to all of this year's nominees.

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Come on Down — David Gogo
Can You Hear the Music — Downchild
Soulscape — Harrison Kennedy
My Guitar’s My Only Friend — James Buddy Rogers
All Frequencies — MonkeyJunk

A complete list of the 2014 Juno nominees can be found here.

This year’s Juno Awards will be held in Winnipeg, with televised awards and performances airing on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

February 4, 2014

Discovery Channel show Dangerous Flights uses David Gogo Song As Theme

David Gogo's song Where The Devil Won't Go from his album Different Views will be the new theme song for the Discovery Channel show Dangerous Flights.

It has been a pleasure working with the show's creators Pixcom to make this happen. Gogo's edgy blues rock riff is a great fit with the show's aviation themed high tension adventure. Check out this video for a sneak peek!

November 22, 2013

David Gogo Nominated for Two Maple Blues Awards

The Toronto Blues Society will be celebrating the 17th annual Maple Blues Awards by honouring nationally and internationally recognized Canadian blues artists from across the country on January 20, 2014. The nominees are recognized both for their talent as well as their contribution to the growing Canadian blues music scene.

Nanaimo Blues guitarist David Gogo takes two nominations for Electric Act of the Year and Guitarist of the Year. Having won the Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year title twice in the past, David is especially please to be nominated this year for his latest album Come On Down.

Voting is open from midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time on November 1, 2013, through midnight Pacific Standard Time on December 7, 2013. Blues fans can cast their votes online at mapleblues.ca.

Tickets for the Maple Blues Awards, held at the Royal Conservatory's Koerner Hall in Toronto, are on sale now for $35 - $65 and can be purchased at The Weston Family Box Office, located in The Royal Conservatory building at 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, by phone at RCM box office (416) 408-0208 or online.

The 17th Annual Maple Blues Awards Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

The 24th Street Wailers
MonkeyJunk
Shakura S'Aida
Steve Strongman
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

Electric Act of the Year

The 24th Street Wailers
Bill Durst
David Gogo
MonkeyJunk
Soulstack

Acoustic Act of the Year

Brandon Isaak
Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers
Harrison Kennedy
Little Miss Higgins
Michael Jerome Browne

Male Vocalist of the Year

Bob Walsh
Charlie A'Court
Donald Ray Johnson
Harrison Kennedy
Jim Byrnes

Female Vocalist of the Year

Angel Forrest
Dawn Tyler Watson
Layla Zoe
Shakura S'aida
Treasa Levasseur

New Artist or Group of the Year

Brant Parker Blues Band
Declan O'Donovan
Denis Viel
James “Buddy” Rogers
The Mackenzie Blues Band

Recording/Producer of the Year

All Frequencies - MonkeyJunk - Stony Plain
East Meets Vest - David Vest - Ark-O-Matic (co-produced by Gary Kendall)
Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right - Julian Fauth - Electro-Fi
Mother Tongue Blues - Angel Forrest - Morningstar
One of A Kind - Ben Racine Band - Iguane

B.B. King International Artist of the Year

James Cotton
Dr. John
Mavis Staples
Tedeschi Trucks Band 
Trampled Under Foot

Guitarist of the Year

David Gogo
Kevin Breit
Paul Deslauriers
Steve Strongman
Tony D  

Harmonica Player of the Year

Carlos Del Junco
David Rotundo
Guy Belanger
Shawn Hall 
Steve Marriner

Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year

David Vest
Graham Guest
Julian Fauth
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
Lance Anderson

Horn Player of the Year

Al Lerman  
Chris Whiteley
Frank Thiffault  
Jon Wong   
Shirley Jackson

Drummer of the Year

Bucky Berger
Chris Nordquist
Dave King  
Sam Harrisson  
Tom Bona   

Bassist of the Year

Alec Fraser
Gary Kendall  
Keith Picot  
Omar Tunnoch  
Russell Jackson

Songwriter of the Year

Brandon Isaak
Charlie A'Court
Harrison Kennedy
Julian Fauth
MonkeyJunk - Steve Marriner, Matt Sobb and Tony Diteodoro

Blues With A Feeling Award (Lifetime Achievement)

Alec Fraser
Michael Jerome Browne
Danny Brooks
Ellen McIlwaine
Joe Murphy
Ken Whiteley
Michael Fonfara
Stephen Barry
Tom Lavin
Brent Parkin
Bob Walsh
Jim Zeller
Nanette Workman
Theresa Malenfant
John Dickie

October 31, 2013

David Gogo Releases 13th Album - Come On Down

Gogo's incredible thirteenth album, Come On Down is now available on iTunes worldwide and in stores across Canada. Copies are also available for worldwide mail order through MapleMusic.com.

Get your copy today and then head over to Gogo’s FACEBOOK or TWITTER page to let him know what your favourite track is!

You can also get your copy directly from the man himself when you see him live. Upcoming tour dates are listed below, or see www.davidgogo.com/tour for the most up to date listings and ticket information.

COME ON DOWN Track List:

  1. Bad ‘n’ Ruin
  2. Come On Down
  3. Call Your Name
  4. Worth It
  5. Natchez Dog
  6. Kings
  7. So Into You
  8. Blue Eyed Daisy
  9. Let’s Get Stoned
  10. Looking For Clues
  11. Spare Me A Little Of Your Love
  12. World Turning

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

August 23/24 – Nanaimo, BC – Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival

July 2, 2013