At least one “Best of 2014” music list leads off with “Canada’s Zen master of the dark side Leonard Cohen,” followed closely by “boogie-woogie blues pianist, singer and songwriter David Vest who truly brought his listeners a Roadhouse Revelation this year.” Read the entire list here.
David Vest will be Holger Peterson’s guest tomorrow night (Nov. 8) on hour one of Saturday Night Blues. In addition to David’s music, the hour will feature portions of an all-new interview recorded by David and Holger in July. The program airs on CBC Radio 2 at 6 pm and Radio One at 9 pm across Canada. It can also … Read More
The September 2014 issue of Downbeat awards a four star rating to David Vest’s Roadhouse Revelation. The review, available in print now and online in September, hails David’s “impressive blues and boogie-woogie” and “10 solid original songs.”
The Cascade Blues Association reviews Roadhouse Revelation. He falls into the same class as the masters. Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, if they could lay down a boogie, Vest will match them and will raise them an extra 88 keys…. David Vest has delivered another incredible album…. Long live the Boogie Piano King! Read it … Read More
A review of David’s sold out house concert in Edmonton: I was in awe the whole time. With his music, his singing, even his banter in between numbers, I could tell that I was in the presence of musical providence. Read the rest here.
David Vest est né en Alabama en 1943, mais il se considère maintenant Canadien. Il est un authentique pianiste de boogie-woogie du sud des États-Unis et c’est ce qu’il démontre sur Roadhouse Revelation. Ce maître du blues présente 10 chansons originales, dont une coécrite avec Paul deLay, « Crooked Politician ». On se doit également de mentionner l’ajout de son … Read More
David Vest talks about Roadhouse Revelation on CTV Edmonton. Watch it here. The three minute clip was filmed at DanLyn Studios before David’s sold out show.
Ramblin’ Man is the number one song in Canada on the Roots Music Report chart. Meanwhile, Roadhouse Revelation has been sitting at or near the top of the RMR chart for more than a month.
Roadhouse Revelation by David Vest is Number One in Canada on the Roots Music Chart, with seven songs from the album sitting in the Canadian Top 50.
A number of early Roadhouse Revelation reviews have singled out “You Came Through” for praise. Blues Blast Magazine: “The song reminded me of Dylan in his prime.” Martyr Magazine: “Vest almost seems to channel Roy Orbison for a moment.” CounterPunch: “You Came Through” is “the song that hits me the hardest.”