David Vest: Festival Favourites

Sat. August 10th 2019 8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm (All Ages)
David and his band play the same setlist he played at major Canadian music festivals this summer. In Ottawa, David was backed by MonkeyJunk and the Texas Horns, but he took his regular band from Victoria to Calgary and Penticton. The band includes Damian Graham on drums, Ryan Tandy on bass, Tom Bowler on guitar.

They don’t make them as real as David Vest anymore. Long revered as one of the great boogie-woogie piano players, he’s the son of an Alabama sharecropper. He grew up in genuine juke joints and has amazing stories to tell. Along the way, he played with many blues greats, from Big Joe Turner to Jimmy T99 Nelson. A five-time winner of the Maple Blues Award for piano player of the year, he’s the living embodiment of that classic Fats Domino line: “Clap your hands and stomp your feet, you got to move when you hear that beat.”