A Songwriter of the Year Nomination for David Vest

The latest news from the Maple Blues Award includes two nominations for Victoria-based artist David Vest. Along with an eighth consecutive nomination for Piano Player of the Year, Vest also received a nod for Songwriter of the Year, his first appearance in that category. Online voting for the Maple Blues Awards begins on Friday, November 1. CLICK HERE TO VOTE … Read More

David Vest Wins 4th Maple Blues Award

David Vest has again won the Maple Blues Award Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year. Vest has now won the award four times, with seven consecutive nominations. The winners were announced on Monday, January 15 in Toronto, at the Twenty-First Annual Maple Blues Awards gala, held at Koerner Hall in the Royal Conservatory of Music. Vest was unable to attend this … Read More

Another Maple Blues Award Nomination

David Vest is again a Maple Blues Award nominee for piano/keyboard player of the year. It is the seventh consecutive nomination for Vest in this category.

Downchild Releases David Vest Song

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band has released a new album that includes a song written by David Vest. The album, Something I’ve Done, is the Juno-award winning band’s 17th. The song, Worried About The World, originally appeared on Vest’s album Way Down Here, with harmonica and harmony vocals by the late Paul deLay. “To have the best blues band in … Read More

Blues Blast Magazine Reviews Devestatin’ Rhythm

Reviewing Devestatin’ Rhythm in the January 23 issue of Blues Blast Magazine, Marty Gunther calls David Vest “an entertainer of the first order.” Gunther describes the album as “a rollicking collection of nine originals and one cover that would be just as comfortable in a Delta roadhouse as it is in the land he now calls home.” He writes that … Read More

Two New Maple Blues Nominations for David Vest

David Vest has once again been nominated for Piano Player of the Year by the Maple Blues Awards. His current release, Devestatin’ Rhythm, is also nominated for Recording of the Year. It is the second nomination in the category for Vest and his co-producer, Gary Kendall. The Maple Blues Awards ceremony will take place in Toronto on Monday, January 23, … Read More

First Official Video from Devestatin’ Rhythm Released

The first official video of a song from Devestatin’ Rhythm has been released. The professionally shot video, produced by PCCTV, captures a live performance of “Kingsnake” at the 2016 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon, before an estimated 10,000+ fans. The backing band for this event features Peter Dammann on guitar, Jimi Bott on drums, Tim Shaughnessy on bass … Read More

Best of 2016

Adam Z of Steel 93 Radio has this to say about Devestatin’ Rhythm: “This album is hands down The Best Rockin’ Blues collection of 2016.”

A Blues Artist of the Year Nomination

David Vest is among the nominees for Blues Artist of the Year for the 2016 Western Canadian Music Awards, as announced by BreakOut West. The awards gala will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2016, in Regina. David’s fellow nominees from BC include David Gogo and Harpdog Brown.