martes, 11 de octubre de 2011

CD - David Gogo - Live At Deer Lake


David Gogo is a West Coast bluesman who has worked tirelessly to build an audience for his brand of the blues, gradually making inroads across the entire country from constant gigging and a prolific 5-album catalogue. Last years Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year has this years distinction of Deer Lake being nominated for a 2004 Juno, only to have the honour retracted over a bungled eligibility issue. The resulting press drew more attention than a Juno ever would but the fiasco is Junos loss as this bootlegdoes a superb job of summing up what Gogo is all about. Originally a liveblues radio recording, its release stems from fan-based pressure, augmented by two additional unofficialrecordings. Deer Lake finds Gogo as less of a front man and more of a band player and the songs are the better for it. Of course, Gogos scorching blues-rock guitar remains at the core of his music and his powerful vocals have come to earn equal billing on such soulful numbers as James Browns Its A Mans Worldmelding R&B to blues-rock with true conviction. But songs like Muddy Waters Louisiana Blues and his own Skeleton Key showcase a hard-working crew in top fighting form, with a driving rhythm section and exceptional B3 contributions from Brendan Hedley. Gogo uses this solid platform as springboard for his aggressive style but has also learned to sit back and enjoy the groove. You can hear it on Deer Lake and its a mature recording

1-Things Are About To Change
2-Louisiana Blues
3-Soul Fever
4-This Is A Man's World
5-(Just Ask) Jesse James
6-Skeleton Key
7-I Feel So Good
8-Hoochie Coochie Man
9-Sweet Little Angel
10-Sad & Beautiful

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