Vest, Dylan, and those Workingman’s Blues

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.

“One of the best pianists of his generation”

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 on CTV Edmonton

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 Climbs to Number One

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.

You Came Through Is Getting Through

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.”

A Real Beauty

Reviewing Roadhouse Revelation for Blues Underground Network, John Vermilyea declares “Santa Fe Steamer” to be “3 minutes and 12 seconds of pure piano pounding heaven.”

One of a Kind

Introducing a new interview with David Vest about the release of Roadhouse Revelation, editor Tom D’Antoni of Oregon Music News had this to say: Some say he’s the real deal. I say he is one of a kind. I once said he was one of the greatest living Boogie-Woogie pianists. I meant it then and I mean it now. Thing … Read More

Crooked Politician Wins Another Vote

Peter Stone Brown reviews Roadhouse Revelation in CounterPunch: The sound of the album is just great, you feel as if you’re in the room with the musicians. Vest is a strong singer … “Crooked Politician” truly deserves airplay constantly on whatever is left of hip radio.