You just gotta go to Gogo

Master blues guitarist to perform in Sooke on July 2

David Gogo performs at EMCS theatre on July 2.

Get your dancing shores on, David Gogo is a five-time Juno nominated blues guitarist, the Blues Artist of the Year at the 2016 Western Canadian Music awards and he is coming to Sooke.

Gogo has found success for his latest rocking’ blues album, Vicksburg Call, which is his fourteenth release.

Gogo’s groove-fueled blend of blues and rock is the basis for a singular and storied music career. He’s an Island boy, growing up in Nanaimo, the home of a whole bunch of musical Gogos. In his 30 years of performing, thousands of tour miles and playing on stage with the likes of Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Albert Collins and Bo Diddley, he’s performing on stage at Edward Milne Community Theatre on July 2 at 7 p.m.

“He’s an Island legend,” said organizer Steve Anderson. “He is making a comeback with his new album. He is an island secret – almost.”

Gogo is a consummate musician, it’s been his whole life and he is a master with the guitar. He brings together the best musicians for his concerts and has gathered legions of fans along the way. He is known as a savvy interpreter with warm, rugged, seasoned vocals and an extraordinary virtuoso guitar talent. He lays his soul bare in his albums and connects his audience to heartbreaks, joys and hope.

The all-ages show promises something for everyone, from the ladies who love to dance to the young guitar players who want to be amazed, said Anderson.

Opening for David Gogo is The Sooke Basin Blues Project, an R&B band of talented local musicians. Put together Be-Rad Carr, Leighanne Georgeson, Harry Somers, Gord Phillips, Taylor Casperson, Steve Anderson and Thom Southwood and you have music for your soul.

Proceeds will benefit the Sooke Crisis Centre.

“There isn’t any other fundraiser for the Sooke Crisis Centre,” said Anderson, “They do a lot.”

Tickets for David Gogo are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, The Stick and the EMCS Program Office.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Dance Victoria: The Trocks are in town!

Dance Days 2020 performance roster includes two powerhouse presentations

Pacific Opera Victoria exec member earns major honour

Yvette Guigueno to attend prestigious OPERA America leadership program this month in New York

Famed character actor Bill Nighy to be part of 2020 Victoria Film Festival

Nighy to chat with CTV’s Richard Crouse after Feb. 8 screening of the film Hope Gap

ALLAN REID: Like fresh food? Find it in Cook Street Village

Hawaiian-inspired Poke Fresh offers right raw food combination for Monday reviewer’s liking

Victoria’s David Ferguson earns second Chrystal Dance Prize

Dance Victoria awards Suddenly Dance Theatre co-artistic director $20,000 for new project

Fashion Fridays: Look your best this year

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Winners announced for inaugural Victoria Arts Council/Monday poetry contest

More than 100 entries received in five categories

Canadian polar bears’ ‘ingenious’ survival seen in BBC Earth series

Film crews also go to Tofino to watch black bears snap up crabs under massive boulders

Spring author’s reading series kicks off early in Sidney

Sidney and Peninsula Literary Society hosting Yasuko Thanh and Carla Funk for Feb. 7 event

The winners of London Drugs’ 2019 Amateur Photographer of the Year contest are…

After more than 26,000 entries, the winners have been selected across Western Canada.

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ filmmaker Dean DeBlois among Canadian Oscar nominees

Multiple Oscar-nominated Canadian talents on Academy Award hopefuls list

Grammy winner Lucinda Williams to play Vancouver Island MusicFest

Singer-songwriter has been on artistic director Doug Cox’s wish list for years

Sidney’s Star Cinema raises curtain on temporary location

Theatre will operate one screen in former Sidney Buy & Sell space for the next 30 months or so

Most Read