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Event Archive - TD Victoria International JazzFest: Campbell Brothers, David Vest

Sat. June 20th 2015 First Metropolitan United Church (All Ages)
7:30pm doors at 7:00pm
$38 (plus service charges)
The Campbell Brothers perform John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and more...

plus David Vest

“Sacred steel” is a lesser-known form of gospel music where soaring vocals intertwine with lap and pedal steel guitar that is electric in both senses of the word. Although this music has been galvanizing the faithful in some Pentecostal churches for over a half-century, sacred steel has only recently made it into blues and rock music, taking on the power of a great rock show. The Campbell Brothers – Chuck, Phil, and Darick – are at the forefront of this profound musical idiom. As instrumentalists, their mix of slide, wah-wah, and virtuosic finger picking imbue their guitars with an uncannily human-sounding voice. Combine that with a great rhythm section and some sublime gospel singers and this is a band that is righteously blessed. Carlton Campbell drums, Daric Bennett bass

“This man [Chuck Campbell] is the Jimi Hendrix and the Django Reinhardt of the steel guitar . . . ” – Andy Grigg, Real Blues
Presentation of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme co-commissioned by Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts and Duke Performances/Duke University, Durham

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David Vest (Blues/jazz/boogie-woogie)

Maple Blues Award winner David Vest performs either solo or with his all-star band at major blues festivals and clubs. He is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano pounder. He backed Big Joe Turner in the '60s, toured with Jimmy T99 Nelson, Floyd Dixon and Lavelle White, and was co-leader of the legendary Paul deLay Band, sharing vocal ... more info