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
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.”
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.
For the third time in the past four years, David Vest has won the Maple Blues Award for piano player of the year. The award was presented at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto on Monday, January 18, at the Maple Blues Awards show presented by the Toronto Blues Society.
In addition to the main stage performance by David Vest and his band at the 2015 Vancouver Island MusicFest, concert-goers also got to see him onstage with bluegrass, jazz and roots rock performers, including John Jorgensen, Amos Garrett, Pee Wee Ellis, Mary Flower, and David’s new favourite band, The Texmaniacs. The festival is one of Canada’s premier music events, featuring … Read More
Cordova Bay recording artist David Vest has again won the Maple Blues Award for Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year. The winners of the Eighteenth Annual Maple Blues Awards, Canada’s national blues awards program, were announced at the Annual Maple Blues Awards Gala in Toronto, on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music. It is … Read More
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