David Vest’s first CD on his new record label, Cordova Bay, is all wrapped up and headed for an April release in Canada. A May release will follow in the USA. Here’s a peek at the cover:
The Toronto Blues Society has announced that David Vest will be among the artists performing at the Maple Blues Awards show in January. Other performers will include MonkeyJunk, The 24th Street Wailers, Charlie A’Court, and Little Miss Higgins. Vest is nominated for awards in two categories: Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year and Recording of the Year (for East Meets Vest). … Read More
David Vest has been nominated for two Maple Blues Awards. One of them is Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year, the category in which he won last year. The other is for Recording of the Year for East Meets Vest, co-produced by Downchild’s Gary Kendall. The winners will be revealed at the Maple Blues Awards show at Toronto’s Koerner Hall on … Read More
A new (and extremely rare) David Vest Sideman Sessions track is now available exclusively via the David Vest app for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. The second track in the series features Jerry “Count Jackson” LaCroix, along with Jerry Lightfoot and the Essentials, performing Lightfoot’s tune, “The ‘New’ Old West of Texico, New Mexico Breakdown.” Each of these rare tracks will … Read More
David is releasing a series of ultra-rare “Sideman Session” tracks in the lead-up to his 70th birthday show. Most of the songs, available exclusively via David’s new app, are virtually impossible to find elsewhere. Each song will remain online for just a few days and then be replaced. The first track, “Always Sometimes,” recorded in Houston in 1999, features the … Read More
Tickets for David’s 70th birthday show Nov. 1 at Hermann’s are on sale at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records, and online here.
John Emms caught David at the Southside Shuffle in Port Credit, Ontario.
The Cascade Blues Association’s review of East Meets Vest can be found here. A snippet: “He has made plenty of sensational recordings over time, but this one is a master work.”
“A fine CD with effective vocals, great piano, and superb ensemble playing,” says the UK’s John Mitchell in the August 2013 Blues Blast.
Les trois spectacles successifs sur la grande scène de la rue Badeaux étaient offerts gratuitement à partir de 19 h alors que David Vest a pris la scène avec ses boogie-woogies entraînants qui avaient tout pour attirer les badauds des alentours. D’autant que le claviériste, originaire de l’Alabama, a gratifié le public de plusieurs interventions en français. – Le Nouvelliste … Read More