Gogo on stage at Joe’s this Friday

LUCKY FOR VALLEY music fans, David Gogo plays Joe's Garage on Friday, April 13.

Fresh from his Juno nomination for blues album of the year, David Gogo is returning to Joe’s Garage on Friday, April 13.

Gogo is one of Canada’s hardest working blues-rock guitarists, and he has a string of remarkable accomplishments to show for it. 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, 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.

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.

Tickets are limited. They’re available at Bop City Records in Courtenay for the advanced price of $25 or on a first come basis for $30 at the door.

Joe’s Garage is an intimate restaurant venue with limited seating. The kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8:30 p.m. Reserved seating is for dinner patrons only.

View the menu on line at www.joeson5th.ca. Book your dinner reservations at milo@joeson5th.ca or call 250-702- 6456 for information.