Downbeat Gives Roadhouse Revelation 4 Stars

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.”

Long Live The King of Piano Boogie

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

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