David Vest Rocks The Blues:
Having recently won his 5th Maple Blues Award for Piano Player of the Year, Davi...
8:00pm - 11:00pm Doors at: 6:00pm
Event DescriptionHaving recently won his 5th Maple Blues Award for Piano Player of the Year, David is ready to get back to basics and play the good rockin’ music that made him a blues legend. It’s a sound, a groove and a feeling that’s hard to find these days, timeless but by no means dated. As Chuck Berry said, “it’s got a backbeat, you can’t lose it, any old time you use it.” David’s band includes Tom Bowler (guitar), Ryan Tandy (bass), and Damian Graham (drums), and they are equal to the task of following David wherever the spirit leads him.
David Vest is a singer, songwriter, piano player and storyteller. He was born in Alabama but settled in Canada about fifteen years ago, after an amazing career dating back to 1957. Over the years he has appeared onstage with Big Joe Turner, Floyd Dixon, Lavelle White, Bill Black’s Combo, Fannie Flagg and many others. Besides winning the Maple Blues Award five times in the past seven years, he has also been nominated for Songwriter of the Year and (twice) for Record of the Year. His songs have been covered by artists ranging from Tammy Wynette to Downchild, and he has appeared as a guest artist on several albums. David was Raoul Bhaneja’s guest for performances of the play “Life, Death and the Blues” in five different cities. He tours widely and has appeared as a main stage headliner at numerous music festivals.